Leadership

James D. Kang, MD

James D. Kang, MD

Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Thornhill Family Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. James Kang is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. A specialist in spinal surgery, he is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and recently completed his recertification.

He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of intervertebral disc degeneration research. In the past two decades, he has done pioneering work in understanding the biology and molecular mechanisms of disc degeneration as well as devising novel therapeutic interventions using stem cells and gene therapy. In addition to basic science research, Dr. Kang has published numerous clinical research studies on spinal surgeries and their outcomes. For all his research efforts, he has won countless national and international awards which have recognized the quality and excellence of his work.

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Brandon E. Earp, MD

Brandon E. Earp, MD

Chief of Orthopedics, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Earp is Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Orthopedics at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. She is an attending on the Hand & Upper Extremity and Orthopedic Trauma Services as well as an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Earp graduated from Harvard College and Stanford Medical School. She completed the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program and Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Brigham and Women's and Boston Children's Hospitals. Dr. Earp's clinical interests include acute upper limb trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction of complex injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

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Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgeons

Gregory William Brick, MBCHB

Gregory William Brick, MBCHB

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Brick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in adult reconstructive surgery in the knee and hip. He has extensive experience in Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement having performed over 1,500 DAA Hip Replacements.

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Antonia F. Chen, MD

Antonia F. Chen, MD

Director of Research, Arthroplasty Services

Dr. Antonia Chen is the Director of Research for the Division of Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is board certified in orthopedic surgery and her clinical practice is focused on taking care of patients with arthritic hips and knees, as well as avascular necrosis. In addition to primary hip and knee replacements and partial knee replacements, she also specializes in the care of complex patients who may require revision procedures or further treatment of their previous hip and knee replacements. She also takes care of patients who experience complications with their hips and knees, including infection, stiffness, and fractures.

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Daniel M. Estock, II, MD

Daniel M. Estok, II, MD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Estok is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. An expert in joint repair, his clinical interests include hip reconstruction and replacement as well as knee replacement.

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Wolfgang Fitz, MD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Fitz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. An expert in joint repair, his clinical interests include hip reconstruction and replacement, knee replacement, and pre-surgical rehabilitation, or prehab, as a method for minimizing post-surgical recovery times.

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Wolfgang Fitz, MD

Richard Iorio, MD

Chief, Adult Reconstruction, and Total Joint Arthroplasty Service
Vice Chairman, Clinical Effectiveness

Dr. Iorio is Chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Arthroplasty Service and Vice Chairman of Clinical Effectiveness at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His clinical interests include the treatment of osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and osteonecrosis of the hip and knee. Operative focus includes primary and revision hip replacement, arthroscopy of the knee, and partial, total and revision knee replacement.

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Richard Iorio, MD

Jeffrey K. Lange, MD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lange is an associate orthopedic surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. His practice is focused on the treatment of hip and knee disorders, including hip and knee replacement surgery. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lange focuses his research on optimizing the results of joint replacement surgery.

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 Jeffrey K. Lange, MD

John E. Ready, MD

Chief, Orthopedic Oncology Service
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ready is a member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and is Chief of the Orthopedic Oncology Service. In this role, Dr. Ready treats cancer patients with bone and soft tissue sarcoma, as well as patients with metastatic bone disease. He received subspecialty training in this field at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is an intricate member of a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes Medical Oncologists and Radiation Oncologists.

In addition to Orthopedic Oncology, Dr. Ready's other major interest is reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee. He performs direct anterior approach total hip replacement and total knee replacement. He is also able to care for complex cases of revision total hip and total knee arthroplasty.

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John E. Ready, MD

Vivek M. Shah, MD

Director, Outpatient Arthroplasty
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Shah is the Director of Outpatient Arthroplasty in the Department of Orthopedics and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shah comes to Brigham and Women's from New England Baptist Hospital. With the belief that every patient is different, he seeks to assure each patient's care is individualized to achieve the best outcome.

Dr. Shah performs both hip and knee replacements and his overall clinical practice is focused on accelerated recovery with a focus on getting patients home on the day of surgery.

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Vivek M. Shah, MD

Thomas S. Thornhill, MD

John B. and Buckminster Brown Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Thornhill is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the John B. and Buckminster Brown Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thornhill spent 20 years as the Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, where his commitment to excellence and dedication to innovation helped make Brigham and Women's a leader in patient care. An expert in joint repair, he performs both hip and knee replacements.

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Thomas S. Thornhill, MD

Michael J. Weaver, MD

Michael J. Weaver, MD

Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael J. Weaver, MD, Co Investigator, Orthopedic Surgery, is a clinical instructor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and is an attending orthopedic surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Program. Dr. Weaver specializes in musculoskeletal trauma surgery. Dr. Weaver does hip replacements only.

Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgeons

Arnold Alqueza, MD

Arnold Alqueza, MD

Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Alqueza is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alqueza specializes in hand and shoulder surgery. His many clinical interests include shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder replacement.

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George Sinclair Mitchell Dyer, MD

Program Director, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

George S. Dyer, MD is an attending upper extremity surgeon on both the Hand and Upper Extremity Service and the Orthopedic Trauma Service. Dr. Dyer is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program and the Upper Extremity Fellowship of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital.  Dr. Dyer specializes in upper extremity trauma surgery, as well as complex post-traumatic reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

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George Sinclair Mitchell Dyer, MD

Brandon E. Earp, MD

Chief of Orthopedics, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Earp is Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Orthopedics at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. She is an attending on the Hand & Upper Extremity and Orthopedic Trauma Services as well as an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Earp graduated from Harvard College and Stanford Medical School. She completed the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program and Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Brigham and Women's and Boston Children's Hospitals. Dr. Earp's clinical interests include acute upper limb trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction of complex injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

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Brandon E. Earp, MD

Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD, MPH

Chief, Shoulder Service

As Chief of the Shoulder Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Hettrich treats a wide variety of shoulder and elbow conditions, including:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization/labrum repair)
  • Shoulder replacement (including conventional, reverse, and revision replacement)
  • Open shoulder surgery (shoulder stabilization, massive rotator cuff repairs, and muscle transfers)
  • Elbow arthroscopy/ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery/tendon repair)
  • Surgery for the disorders of the scapula (shoulder blade)
  • Proximal humerus, clavicle, and scapula fractures

Dr. Hettrich has also been involved in both clinical and laboratory research for over 15 years. She has performed research on tendon to bone (rotator cuff) healing, determinants of outcome after shoulder instability surgery, as well as ways to improve the design and function of shoulder replacements. She is the co-PI of the MOON Shoulder Instability cohort, which is the largest prospective cohort of shoulder instability patients in the world.

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Carolyn M. Hettrich

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