Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Partners:

  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Melrose Wakefield Hospital
  • New England Baptist Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency Program:

The goal of the Tufts Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency is to provide a balanced educational program that will graduate orthopaedists of the highest quality. Our mission is to educate; to instill a desire for continued learning and thoughtful questioning, and to graduate residents who fulfill the six general competencies as outlined by the ACGME. We accomplish this by having a residency with supervised, accountable educational programs; and by having each of the affiliated hospitals fulfill a specific educational need.

The Tufts Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency is a five-year program. Four residents are accepted each year through the National Resident Matching Program. The first year of post-graduate education (internship) provides a customized, balanced, and academically rigorous experience in general and surgical specialities, radiology and orthopaedics. The four years of orthopaedic education occurs at each of our affiliated hospitals: 2 years at Tufts Medical Center, 1 year at New England Baptist Hospital, 9 months at Newton Wellesley Hospital and 3 months at Rhode Island Hospital. Clinical Rotations are identical for all residents in the program.


Fourteen fellowships are offered each year at New England Baptist Hospital in joint implant surgery, hand surgery, sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurolosurgical spine and spine surgery. If you would like more information on any of the fellowships, please call the New England Baptist Hospital Orthopedic Office 617-754-5413.

Tufts Medical Center offers the Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship.


Our acclaimed orthopaedic clinical staff has contributed to new knowledge in the understanding of the causes of bone and joint disease and has focused on studying the long-term outcomes of musculoskeletal conditions. Below are brief summaries of current research projects as well as past research projects that our orthopaedic clinical staff has undertaken.

  • Assessment of Orthopaedic Patients’ Home Telehealth Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Dr. Matthew Salzler, Dr. Scott Ryan, Dr. Ashley Rogerson
  • Does Orthopaedic Surgery have a Personality?
    Dr. Scott Ryan
  • HEAL Initiative SurgeryPal (sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital)
    Dr. Stuart Braun, Dr. Zabrina Shabin
  • Diagnoses and Thirty Day Outcomes for Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty: An ACS-NSQIP Database Study
    Dr. Charles Cassidy
  • Inflammatory and Coagulative Considerations for the Management of Orthopaedic Trauma Patients With COVID-19: A Review of the Current Evidence and Our Surgical Experience
    Dr. Richard Puzzitiello, Dr. Nicholas Pagani, Dr. Michael Moverman, Dr. Andrew Moon, Dr. Mariano Menendez, Dr. Scott Ryan
    DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001842
  • Accelerated surgery versus standard care in hip fracture (HIP ATTACK): an international, randomized, controlled trial
    HIP ATTACK Investigators, including Dr. Scott Ryan
    DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30058-1
  • Parental Video Conferencing: A Novel Risk of Unintentional Childhood Injury in the COVID-19 Era
    Dr. Stuart Braun, Dr. Zabrina Shabin, Dr. Stephen Sylvia, Dr. Taryn LeRoy, Dr. Sarah Stelma, and Anna Michalowksi (TUSM student)

Charles Cassidy, MD
Henry H. Banks Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery