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Mark D. Price, MD, PhD

  • Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Head Team Physician and Medical Director: New England Patriots; Team Physician: Boston Red Sox
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School


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Dr. Price is a nationally recognized expert in orthopedic sports medicine.  His goal is to provide patients with the highest level and quality of care, using all of the latest techniques and available research, in an effort to restore their function and alleviate their pain.



Clinical Interests
  • Shoulder and knee injuries
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Revision shoulder reconstruction
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Labral injuries and shoulder instability (SLAP, Bankart)
  • Shoulder instability/dislocation/subluxation (Latarjet)
  • Sterno clavicular injury
  • Scapular winging
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Proximal humeral fracture
  • Proximal hamstring tears
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries
  • Meniscus tear
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
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 - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

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. Mark D. Price specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery. Before coming to Mass General, Dr. Price was at the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA where he helped establish one of New England's busiest comprehensive shoulder programs. He performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as total shoulder replacement and complex shoulder reconstructions.

After earning his MD from Harvard Medical School and PhD in Medical Physics from MIT, he did residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program (HCORP). While in HCORP, he was the Administrative Chief Resident at Mass General where he won both resident and faculty teaching awards. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder reconstructive surgery at Mass General. He subsequently was awarded the Herodicus Society traveling fellowship and studied throwing injuries with Dr. Jim Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, and Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY.

Dr. Price is Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the New England Patriots and a Team Physician for the Boston Red Sox.  He is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and has served in combat operations in Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.  He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, and New England Shoulder and Elbow Society.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Price has a large research effort dedicated to better understand the impact of various sports related injuries (shoulder, knee, hamstring, concussion, etc.) on patient health and well being.  He uses these insights to better serve his patients in the clinic and operating room.  He has published and lectured extensively on these findings.


Select Publications:

  • Symptomatic Focal Knee Chondral Injuries in National Football League Combine Players Are Associated with Poorer Performance and Less Volume of Play.  Arthroscopy 34(3): 671-7 (2018)
  • Posterolateral Corner Injuries of the Knee at the NFL Combine: An Imaging and Outcomes Analysis. Arthroscopy 34(3): 681-6 (2018)
  • Meniscectomy and Resultant Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee in Prospective National Football League Players: An Imaging and Performance Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 46(1): 200-7 (2018)
  • The Latarjet Procedure at the National Football League Scouting Combine: An Imaging and Performance Analysis. Ortho J Sports Med. 5(9): 1-6 (2017)
  • Arthroscopic trans-tendinous double pulley remplissage technique in the beach chair position for large Hill Sachs lesions. Arthroscopy Tech  4(4):305-9 (2015).
  • Management of Complications after Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Curr Rev in Musculoskel Med. 8(1): 92-7 (2015)
  • Effect of Timing of ACL reconstruction surgery and development of meniscal and chondral lesions. Physician and Sports Med 40(1):36-40 (2012)
  • Arthroscopically-assisted biceps tenodesis using a suture anchor. Curr Orthop Practice 22(6): 524-9 (2011)
  • Management of type II superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) tears: a review of the literature. Orthop Rev. 2(e6):16-22 (2010)

News & Events

  • Celebrating Victory with the Patriots

    Dr. Mark Price, Dr. Peter Asnis and Dr. Scott Martin of the Sports Medicine Center on the field after the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams on February 3.

  • Celebrating Victory with the Patriots

    Dr. Peter Asnis, Dr. Nicolas Skordas and Dr. Mark Price, of the Sports Medicine Service, pose with the Superbowl LI trophy after the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons on February 5.



MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723
Phone: 617-726-6648
Fax: 617-643-0932

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