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.

"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. Manijeh Berenji, was very knowledgeable, very professional, gave me the time to explain my situation, offered me options on how to deal/treat my pain. I still feel the pain, but not because she didn't do good job, it's just because there is nothing that can be done, at this moment. If I have to see an orthopedic next time, she would be my first choice.

~ 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

We designed this website to familiarize current and prospective patients, and referring physicians, about our practice, and to answer frequently asked questions. We also link you to helpful information about a variety of orthopedic conditions and their treatments because an informed patient can be more proactive about their care and can act to prevent the occurrence, or reduce the severity, of many common orthopedic problems. We see our engagement with each patient as a partnership with your well-being our highest priority.

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.

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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.

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.

Occupational Health

A thriving workplace requires healthy employees. However, employees do experience work-related injuries, with 70-80 percent of them being musculoskeletal in origin. When injuries occur, the Occupational Health team at Boston Medical Center offers a rapid, often same-day, evaluation of employees. This evaluation consists of a diagnosis, evaluation and treatment plan, and weekly follow-up care coordination. Having a well-formulated, easy-to-follow process helps get employees back to work in a timely manner and reduces your Workers’ Compensation and other health-related costs.

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.

Conditions We Treat

Our Team

Fracture and Trauma Surgeons

Paul Tornetta, MD

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

Orthopedic Trauma, Nonunion repair, Infected nonunions and fractures

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William R Creevy, MD

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

Knee ligament injuries, Knee arthroscopy, Fractures

Hand and Elbow Surgeon

Andrew B Stein, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Hand surgery, Rheumatoid arthritis

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeons

David M Freccero, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Total Joint Replacement Surgery

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Michael S Kain, MD

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

Comprehensive Hip Care including Hip Preservation, Hip Dysplasia and Periacetabular Ostetomy, Femoracetabular Impingement, Labral and Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Arthritis, Hip Replacement Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty, Avascular Necrosis of the Hip, and Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons

Timothy D Brown, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Pediatric Orthopedics, Fractures in Children, Clubfoot, Bone and Joint Infections, Intrathecal baclofen pump

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Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgeons

Xinning Li, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement - Total and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, ACL and Meniscus Surgery, Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Cartilage Surgery, Multiligament Knee Reconstruction

Robert J Nicoletta, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee including ACL reconstruction, Shoulder rotator cuff injuries and instability.

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Spine Surgeons

Chadi Tannoury, MD

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

Spine Surgery, minimally invasive spine, lumbar disc disease, cervical disc disease, lumbar stenosis

Tony Tannoury, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Spinal Stenosis, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Disc Disease, Neck & Back, Managing and Treating Work injuries: Neck & Back, Minimally invasive Spine Surgery for Spinal Scoliosis, Open & Minimally invasive treatment of Pediatric scoliosis

Physician Assistants

Nurse Practitioners

Administration

Adrienne Coats
Administrative Director

Ana Jiminian
Operations Manager

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

Additional Resources

Orthopedic Surgery 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.