About the Forum

The 7th Annual Jesse B. Jupiter International Hand Forum is designed for orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and general surgeons with an interest in hand and upper extremity surgery, particularly those involved in teaching, research and writing.

This course offers interactive learning formats, including debates, Q&A sessions, case presentations, didactic lectures and group discussions. The course will reinforce scientific methods and systematic approaches that can optimize care of hand and upper extremity illness, leading to improvements in competence and performance.

About Jesse B. Jupiter, MD

Jupiter Day began at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2014 to honor the clinical and educational work of one of our leading orthopedic surgeons, Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, MA. Dr. Jupiter is the Hansjorg Wyss AO Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Havard Medical School. He earned his MD at Yale in 1972 and completed his surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in 1973.

Following his internship, Dr. Jupiter completed a two-year commitment as a general medical officer in the US Public Health Service’s Indian Health branch with the Pima Indians in Arizona. His interest in medical education led him to focus on the development of educational programs improving primary care treatments for diabetes and arthritis.

In 1975, Dr. Jupiter began the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, a training program, still in existence, that allows residents to work across several leading Boston-area hospitals. In 1980, he traveled to Basel, Switzerland, for an AO Fellowship, followed by a hand and microvascular fellowship in Louisville, KY.

Dr. Jupiter returned to Boston in 1981 and began his academic and clinical career at Mass General. During his 39 years on the faculty, he had the opportunity to lead multiple teams, including the Trauma Service, the Foot and Ankle Program and the Hand and Arm Service. Dr. Jupiter retired from his clinical practice in 2020.

Dr. Jupiter is considered one of the world’s leading experts on problems of the wrist and elbow, with extensive specialized knowledge on all conditions involving the hand and upper limb. He is an honorary member of more than 20 international surgical societies of either Hand Surgery or Orthopaedic Surgery and, has been named to America's Top Surgeons annually and frequently appears on the list of the Best Doctors in Boston since 2007.

Dr. Jupiter is a world-renowned hand and upper limb specialist who has given more than 1000 scientific presentations, published more than 220 original publications, 140 analytic reviews and 115 chapters in scientific texts. He is an author and editor of 10 major orthopedic texts.