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 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 enhance our ability 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
617.638.5633
Fax: 617.414.5226 Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Specialty Clinics

Elbow Surgery

Many injuries to these areas can be treated without surgery, and at BMC, physicians explore such options before considering surgery. However, there are times when surgery can be the better option. BMC surgeons are fellowship-trained in elbow surgery and have extensive expertise in caring for the elbows.

Fracture Surgery

Common causes of trauma and fractures are motor vehicle accidents, pedestrians struck by motor vehicles, falls from height and athletic accidents. Often these accidents involve multiple-system injuries and lengthy rehabilitation. Our physicians and staff are there every step of the way, dedicated to returning each patient to their pre-injury level activity if at all possible.

Hand Surgery

Proper functioning of the hands and wrists (parts of the body that are also called the "upper extremities") – is necessary for daily activities. Writing, grabbing, driving, or lifting are severely limited if the muscles, nerves, joints, and bones in these areas are not working properly.

Hip Arthritis

Also called "wear-and-tear" arthritis, osteoarthritis is a very common condition. Usually, people develop it in middle age or older. It develops gradually and worsens over time. It can occur in any joint in the body, but most often develops in weight-bearing joints, such as the hip.

Pediatrics – Orthopedic Surgery

Children's orthopedic problems are quite different from those typically seen in adults. Because children are still growing and developing, their bodies respond differently to injuries and infections of the musculoskeletal system. Indeed, many of the orthopedic problems we see in children do not even occur in adults.

Ryan Center for Sports Medicine at Boston University

From casual bikers and weekend warriors to best-in-class athletes, anyone can experience injuries. If you’ve experienced a sports-related injury or condition, BMC’s expert sports medicine providers are here to help get you back to doing what you love.

Shoulder Surgery

Proper functioning of the shoulder (parts of the body that are also called the "upper extremities") – is necessary for daily activities. Writing, grabbing, driving, or lifting are severely limited if the muscles, nerves, joints, and bones in these areas are not working properly.

Spine Surgery

BMC orthopedic spine surgeons Drs. Tony Tannoury and Chadi Tannoury are fellowship-trained and board-certified, with experience in all adult spine, back and neck conditions. Dr. Tony Tannoury has pioneered innovative surgical methods and designed some of the most advanced orthopedic surgical instruments used by surgeons worldwide.

Sports Medicine Knee Surgery

The knee is the largest joint in the body and one of the most easily injured. Because of its complex structure and constant use, this puts it at a particularly high risk of being damaged.

Our Team

Fracture and Trauma Surgeons

Paul Tornetta, MD

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

William R Creevy, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
President, Boston University Medical Group

Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Mark Yakavonis, MD

Special Interests

Foot pain or injury, Ankle pain or injury, Foot & Ankle trauma/fracture, arthritis, deformity, sports injuries

Hand and Elbow Surgeons

Eagen Gene Deune, MD, MBA

Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Hand surgery (adult and pediatric), Upper extremity reconstruction, hand fractures, carpal fractures, carpal tunnel, ganglion cyst, reconstruction, and all hand injuries/problems

Andrew B Stein, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Hip and Knee Reconstruction Surgeon

Michael S Kain, MD

Inpatient Orthopedic Medical Director
Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeons

Ayesha R. Abdeen, MD

Chief, Arthroplasty Surgeon, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

knee pain due to arthritis (osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, post traumatic arthritis), total hip or knee revisions (failed total knee or hip replacements due to infection, loosening), hip osteonecrosis

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgeons

Xinning Li, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Spine Surgeons

Chadi Tannoury, MD

Medical Director of Orthopedics
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Director of Spine Research
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Tony Tannoury, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Physician Assistants

Nurse Practitioners

Administration

Adrienne Coats
Administrative Director

Ana Jiminian
Operations Director

Joanne Garcia
Revenue Cycle Director

Research

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

Louis C Gerstenfeld, PhD
Professor

Patient Resources

Elective Surgery Screening

We want you to have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. In order to do this, you will need to come to BMC for at least one more appointment, but possibly a couple, before moving forward with surgery. These appointments will be scheduled before your surgical date. During this initial pre-surgery appointment, you will meet with a nurse practitioner (NP) or a physician assistant (PA) to review your past medical history and surgical history. This provider will determine if you need further follow-up appointments with your PCP, cardiologist, or other specialist.

Provider Resources

News

Research Overview

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). To learn about research activities, please visit the Orthopedic Surgery section of the BUSM 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 School of Medicine (BUSM). To learn about our residency and fellowship programs, please visit the Orthopedic Surgery section of the BUSM 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!