About Gleeson Rebello, MBBS

Dr. Gleeson Rebello specializes in treating children and young adults with complex hip, foot and neuromuscular disorders and common disorders in pediatric orthopedics.

Dr. Gleeson Rebello earned his MBBS from Goa Medical College in Goa, India and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery there as well. Dr. Rebello then completed a Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship with Professor Benjamin Joseph. He was awarded the Peabody Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequently completed a Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Hip Preservation Fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.

Dr. Rebello is very active in teaching medical students and residents at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rebello has written two children's books: DareBone's Big Break, about a boy who breaks his elbow. The book is meant to help children and their parents understand what happens when a child breaks a bone and everything that goes into fixing the broken bone. The book is written in easy-to-understand rhymes, but the information is very technical and informative. The second book is Joe Some-More: The Boy Who Lost a Lot and Won Big, a motivational tale using a combination of science, sensitivity and humor about a little boy who fights sugar addiction and overcomes obesity, one of the preeminent problems of our time. Dr. Rebello also started a hospital basement band called The Fever Breakers to sing about social issues.

Recently, Dr. Rebello wrote a piece on Medium.com called I Decided I Was Not Going to Get Offended about promoting racial harmony.

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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

Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center at Foxborough
22 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
Phone: 617-726-8523

Medical Education

  • MBBS, Goa Medical College
  • Residency, Goa Medical College
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Kasturba Medical College Manipal
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Rebellos performs research in two distinct areas: Pediatric Hip Disease and complex foot disorders.

Pediatric Hip Disease:
Dr. Rebello has studied Pediatric Hip Disease with its immediate and long-term ramifications, including pediatric hip pathology and hip joint preservation in young adults. He has researched the role of surgical dislocation in pediatric hip deformity and the role of the triple pelvic osteotomy in treating complex hip dysplasia in neuromuscular and teratological conditions.

Complex Foot Disorders:
Dr. Rebello is also interested in complex foot disorders and their management. He has published articles on the foot in multiple synostoses syndromes and pre-axial mirror polydactyly.


  • Select Publications:

    • Rebello G, Joseph B. Late presentation of developmental dysplasia of hip in children from southwest India - Will screening help? Indian Journal of Orthopaedics 2003; 37:210-14.
    • Rebello G, Joseph B. The Foot in Multiple Synostoses Syndrome. European Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 2003; 9:19-24.
    • Rebello G, Spencer S, Millis M, Kim YJ. Surgical Dislocation in the Management of Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Deformity. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009; 467:724-31.
    • Rebello G, Parikh R, Grottkau B. Coaptive Film versus Subcuticular Suture: Comparing skin closure time following identical, single session, bilateral limb surgery in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009; 29:626-8.
    • Rebello G, Zilkens C, Dudda M, Matheney T, Kim YJ. Triple pelvic osteotomy in complex hip dysplasia seen in neuromuscular and teratologic conditions. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009; 29:527-34.

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