BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.


Dr. Paul Tornetta is an orthopedic surgeon, the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, and Director of Orthopedic Trauma at BMC. He is also professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, where he directs the residency program.

Dr. Tornetta leads the Orthopedic Trauma Research Consortium. As an expert in multicenter clinical trials and clinical trials methodology, he is a prolific researcher andthe author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, and he has developed new surgical techniques and implants.

Dr. Tornetta received his Doctor of Philosophy from University of Groningen, the Netherlands and his medical degree from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where he also completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery, followed by a fellowship in acetabular/pelvic fractures at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles under Joel Matta, MD. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Tornetta has been a member of numerous boards, committees, associations, and symposia.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Trauma and complex articular fractures, fracture healing, minimally invasive surgery, fractures in the elderly

  • Administrative Title

    Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Professor and Chairman, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1992
  • Fellowship

    Fellow, Acetabular and Pelvic Fractures, Hospital of the Good Samaritan, 1992-1993
  • Education

    SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1987
  • Board Certifications

    Orthopedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery