About Zabrina Shabin, MD

Dr. Shabin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in pediatric orthopedic surgery. She treats children with a wide range of orthopedic conditions and injuries including scoliosis, kyphosis, hip dysplasia, upper and lower extremity fractures, cerebral palsy, limb abnormalities, clubfoot and sports injuries. She sees patients at the Children's Orthopedic clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Dr. Shabin received her undergraduate degree in human physiology from Boston University. Prior to attending medical school, she spent two years in the Boston University orthopedic research laboratory where she completed a thesis on the role of specific pluripotent genes in fracture healing. She earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Tufts Affiliated Hospitals Orthopedic Residency Program in Boston, MA followed by fellowship training in pediatric orthopedic surgery at New York University Langone Health.

Prior to joining the pediatric orthopedic team at Mass General, she practiced at Tufts Medical Center/Tufts Children's Hospital where she served as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and teaching faculty for the Tufts Affiliated Hospitals Orthopedic Residency Program.

Dr. Shabin is actively involved in didactic and clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. She has published many peer-reviewed articles and presented her research at various medical conferences. In her free time, Dr. Shabin enjoys exercising, gardening and spending time with her husband and their young daughters.

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Mass General for Children at Newton Wellesley Hospital
978 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: 617-726-8523

Children's Orthopaedics Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 3E
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8523
Fax: 617-724-0551

Medical Education

  • MD, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center
  • Fellowship, New York University Langone Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Shabin's research interests include the treatment and outcomes of surgically and non-surgically treated developmental dysplasia of the hip, pediatric fractures and scoliosis. Additionally, she has studied geographic differences in healthcare access and how this affects patient outcomes and diagnosis of pediatric orthopedic conditions.


  • Select Publications:

    • Bais M, Shabin Z, Young M, Einhorn T, Kotton D, Gerstenfeld LC. Role of Nanog in the maintenance of marrow stromal stem cells during post natal bone regeneration. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2012 Jan 6;417 (1): 211-216.
    • Hofmann K, Shabin Z, Ferkel E, Jockel J, Slovenkai M. Salto Talaris total ankle arthroplasty: Clinical results at a mean of 5.2 years in 78 patients treated by a single surgeon. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2016 Dec 21; 98(24): 2036-2046.
    • Nezwek, TA, Braun SV, Menendez ME, Grussing ED, Shabin ZM. Area Deprivation Index and Magnitude of Scoliosis at Presentation to a Tertiary Referral Scoliosis Clinic in Massachusetts. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2021 Oct 1;41(9):e712-716.
    • Masrouha K, Shabin Z, Bhutada K, Sala D, Godfried D, Karamitopoulos M. Impact of tranexamic acid on blood loss and transfusion rate in children with cerebral palsy undergoing hip reconstruction with two or more osteotomies. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. 2022 Feb;32(2):287-291.

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