Dr. Mudgal is a recognized hand, wrist and elbow surgeon, working to help patients regain functionality and improve their quality of life.



Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Hand surgery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Paralytic disorders
  • Inflammatory disorders causing hand dysfunction (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, etc.)
  • Hand fractures
  • Wrist dislocations
  • Elbow dislocations
  • Biceps repair
  • Triceps repair
  • Fractures of the distal radius
  • Nonunions of fractures
  • Malunion of fractures
Medical Education
  • MBBS, MS, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand
Foreign Languages
  • Marathi
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General Waltham
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal is a world renowned  hand, wrist and elbow surgeon, working to help patients regain functionality and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Mudgal received his MBBS degree from Bombay University, India. He completed an Orthopaedic Residency in Bombay as well as one in Liverpool, UK, leading to his MS (Orth.) and MCh(Orth.) degrees. Dr. Mudgal went on to complete an additional Orthopaedic Residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, and a Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Mudgal's clinical interests include a comprehensive array of hand and upper extremity disorders such as fractures, tendon and nerve injuries and paralytic disorders of the upper limb and arthritic conditions. He is also extremely interested in surgery of the upper limb in patients who have suffered strokes or traumatic head injuries.

Prior to joining MGH faculty Dr. Mudgal was the founding Director of the Hand Service at the Cambridge Health Alliance, in Cambridge MA.

He is very active in teaching nationally as well as internationally and remains a very sought after educator and speaker. He is currently the Chairman of AO North America Hand Education Committee until 2022. He has published extensively on a variety of conditions from fractures to tendon injuries to neurologic disorders affecting the upper limb. In addition to publishing well over 100 peer reviewed papers, he has published over 20 book chapters and made well over 350 presentations. He regularly conducts educational webinars on the AO North America platform and also conducts webinars for Hand Surgery education in India. He has an eponymously named Hand Surgery Forum in the city of Guigang, Guangxi autonomous province, China.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Mudgal's research interests include identification of injury patterns and methods of treating them to maximize outcomes. Dr. Mudgal's research evaluates existing treatment methods or devises new methods of treating complex injuries. His areas of focus include a wide array of disorders from fractures, to tendon and nerve injuries to neurologic disorders of the upper limb. The link provided below will highlight his research as seen on PubMed.




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Orthopaedic Hand Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 2C
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-4700
Phone 2: 617-643-3945
Fax: 617-724-8532
Hand & Arm Center at Mass General Waltham
40 Second Avenue
Suite 300
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-4700