The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center, one of the most outstanding in New England, provides comprehensive, exceptional orthopedic care to every patient, without exception. From accurate diagnosis, to development of a personalized treatment plan and thorough post-operative follow-up, we work hard to ensure you have the best possible outcome. Our orthopedic doctors and surgeons have extensive training, experience and expertise in the treatment of diseases, abnormalities and deformities of the musculoskeletal system.

BMC Department of Orthopedic Surgery Statement on Diversity

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments, as well as purposefully cultivate a community that is inclusive of all backgrounds, traditions, life experiences, and individual differences. We believe that by understanding and celebrating these differences, we can enhance our orthopedic doctor's abilities to creatively problem solve, address shared goals, promote valuable research, provide a rich academic experience, and ultimately provide exceptional care without exception to all of our patients.

Contact Us

725 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
4th Floor, Suite 4B
Shapiro Center

Fax: 617.414.5226

Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

39B District Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125
South Bay Rehabilitation Clinic

Fax: 617.414.5226

Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:15 AM - 4:15 PM

Specialty Clinics

Our Team

Fracture and Trauma Surgeons

Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Hand and Elbow Surgeons

Hip and Knee Reconstruction Surgeon

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeons

Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgeons

Spine Surgeons


Pain Management and Rehabilitation

Nurse Practitioners

Kaye Bemis, NP

Chief Advanced Care Practitioner, Clinical Research Manager, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


Adrienne Coats
Administrative Director

Joanne Garcia
Revenue Cycle Director


Beth C Bragdon, PhD
Assistant Professor, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Louis C Gerstenfeld, PhD

Patient Resources

Provider Resources


Read Orthopedic Surgery News

"I experienced a severe tibia plateau fracture several years ago and my local orthopedic surgeon took a pass on performing the necessary surgery. Dr. Tornetta took me as a patient on a moment's notice and performed the surgery to repair my exploded tibia the next day! He is a gifted surgeon and a really nice guy. I hold him in the highest regard.

~ Dave

"Dr. Li performed 2 surgeries on my body in the past two years, a pectoralis major repair (shoulder) and a meniscus repair/ body part removal (knee). As a professional athlete I was pessimistic about my chances of maintaining my athleticism and being able to play at a high level again, but after Dr. Li successfully conducted these surgeries and got me back to exactly where I was before getting injured, I am not only grateful for the job he did but I am also ecstatic about continuing my career!"

~ Ousmane

My back pain is gone!
I've seen many surgeons before finally seeing Dr Tannoury. No one believed or understood the reason of my back pain. Dr Tannoury did lumbar fusion on 2 discs and now my pain is gone!

~ Anonymous

The personalized care that I received and the courtesy in which it was conducted was very very efficient. I really appreciate them, and I look forward to continue to have them service me in anyway - thank you. Have a good day.

~ Patient

It was so nice to meet a wonderful compassionate dr. Who is a professional in every sense of the word. And his PA Jennifer just as professional and caring I am to have surgery soon and Dr. Stein and his staff have been able to calm me down and that takes a lot

~ Patient

Dr. Creevy is great!!! Took time to listen and answer all my questions.

~ Patient

Great experience. Dr. Freccero explained in detail the procedure he performed and went through all of the steps of what to expect in my recovery.

~ Patient

Excellent provider I would highly recommended him awesome surgeon with a fantastic bedside manner!!!

~ Patient

the visits to the orthopedic department have been extraordinary .. amazing service amazing results

~ Patient

Department News

Xinning Li, MD elected to ASES

We are pleased to announce that The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) have elected Xinning Li, MD as an Active Member of the Society.  

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Congratulations to Louis Gerstenfeld, PhD!

Louis Gerstenfeld, PhD, Director of the Orthopedic Research Laboratory, has been selected by the Orthopaedic Research Society and the ORS International Section of Fracture Repair (ISFR) as the 2022…

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Congratulations to Dr. Paul Tornetta III

November 24, 2021 - We are pleased to announce that our Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Paul Tornetta III, MD, was recently appointed as the Second Vice-President of The American Academy of Orthopaedic…

Dr. Paul Tornetta III

Boston Magazine names 2022 "Top Docs"

Boston Magazine has published its list of “Top Docs,” and included Dr. Paul Tornetta III, Dr. Ayesha R. Abdeen and Dr. Andrew B. Stein from the Orthopedic Department. The care that they provide to…

Boston Magazine names 2022 "Top Docs"

Research Overview

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. To learn about research activities, please visit the Orthopedic Surgery section of the Boston University website.

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory is dedicated to exploring the scientific basis of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries as well as developing new technologies for the improvement of musculoskeletal function resulting in improving the quality of life for orthopedic patients.

Residency and Fellowship Information

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. To learn about our residency and fellowship programs, please visit the Orthopedic Surgery section of the Boston University website.

Instagram Takeover

Have you ever wondered what life is like for a BMC Orthopedic Surgery resident?

Dr. Alyssa Rothman shares a behind the scenes look!

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