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Kyle R. Eberlin, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Director, MGH Hand Surgery Fellowship
  • Associate Director, Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program


Accepting New Patients


Hand Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Plastic Surgery


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Clinical Interests
  • Hand surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Burn reconstruction
Medical Education
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
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.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender


Kyle Eberlin, MD, grew up in Buffalo, NY and completed his undergraduate and medical school education in the Seven-Year Accelerated Medical Program at Boston University.  He received his B.A. in Medical Science where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and 1st in his medical school class.

Dr. Eberlin completed residency training in the Harvard Integrated Plastic Surgery Program.  He served on numerous committees including the MGH Committee on Teaching and Education and the Harvard Plastic Surgery Executive Committee.  Dr. Eberlin completed subspecialty hand surgery and microsurgery training in the Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship at MGH before joining the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  He currently serves as the Associate Director of the MGH Hand Surgery Fellowship and the Associate Director of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program.  

In 2017, Dr. Eberlin was awarded the Julian Pribaz Teaching award given to one surgeon within the Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program.  He was recently selected as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand's 2018-2019 Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor. 

Dr. Eberlin's practice focuses on all aspects of hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and microsurgery.  He is the course director for Harvard Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds and is active in many national committees, including his role on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Health Policy Committee and the Vice Chair of the Hand Surgery Subcomittee.  He serves as a scientific reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Journal of Hand Surgery, Hand, and the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Dr. Eberlin has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and is recognized as a leader in the field.  

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Recent Publications:

Eberlin KR, Marjoua Y, Jupiter JB. Compressive neuropathy of the ulnar nerve: A perspective on history and current controversies. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jun; 42(6): 464-469.

Tosti R, Eberlin KR. “Damage Control” Hand Surgery: evaluation and emergency management of the mangled hand. Hand Clin. 2018 Feb; 34(1): 17-26.

Hagan RR, Ricci JA, Eberlin KR. Novel surgical approach for decompression of the scalene triangle in neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 Feb 2

Vlot MA, Wilkens SC, Chen NC, Eberlin KR. Symptomatic neuroma following initial amputation for traumatic digital amputation. J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Jan; 43(1): 86.e1 – 867.e8.

Eberlin KR, Perdikis G, Damitz L, Krochmal DJ, Kalliainen LK, Bonawitz SC; ASPS Health Policy Committee. Electronic communication in plastic surgery: guiding principles from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Health Policy Committee. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Feb;1 41(2): 500-505.

Misra S, Wilkens SC, Chen NC, Eberlin KR. Patients transferred for upper extremity amputation: participation of regional trauma centers. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Dec; 42(12): 987-995

Diwan A, Eberlin KR, Smith RM. The principles and practice of open fracture care, 2018. Chin J Traumatol. 2018 Feb 21.


MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Wang 435
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-643-4902
Fax: 617-726-8327

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