Our Physicians

Jon J.P. Warner, M.D.

Jon J.P. Warner, M.D. joined the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Department on April 1, 1998 as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Partner's Health Care System and Co-Chief of the Boston Shoulder Institute. He was promoted to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in June of 2004. His practice is based at Massachusetts General Hospital. He comes to Boston from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director of the Shoulder Service, Assistant Director of the Center for Sports Medicine, and Co-Director of the Shoulder Research Laboratory at the Musculoskeletal Research Center. Under his direction, Pittsburgh became known as one of the preeminent centers for management of problems of the shoulder, as well as one of the premier research centers for study of biomechanics of the shoulder.

He is the author of over 100 peer review publications, more than 300 book chapters, and 5 books. His clinical and basic research has been recognized by more than 30 regional, national and international awards. These have included the Kappa Delta Award of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Best Research in Orthopaedics), The O’Donoghue Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (Best Research in Sports Medicine), The Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (Best Research in Shoulder Problems), The John Joyce Award of the International Arthroscopy Association, The O’Connor Award of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (Best Research in Arthroscopy), and the Award for Best Paper of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society. In 1994, he was selected as one of the two traveling fellows in the inaugural year of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Exchange Fellowship representing this society to The European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has been a Visiting Professor and Lecturer on 300 occasions at meetings and Universities throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Dr. Warner is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and his practice is devoted entirely to the treatment of problems affecting the shoulder region. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (www.ases-aaos.org) and in 2011-2012 was elected as the President of this organization. He is also The President of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society (www.neses.com) and the Founding Member of this organization. He is also a member of numerous specialty societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Laurence Higgins, M.D., MBA

Laurence D. Higgins, M.D. is the Chief of the BWH Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and the Co-Chief of the Boston Shoulder Institute at Harvard Medical School. His career began at Duke University where he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics. While at Duke, he served as the Orthopaedic Team Physician for Duke University Athletic Department, caring for all student-athletes and was recognized for his dedication to the Men’s Basketball and Lacrosse teams from 1998-2005. In addition, he served as the Orthopaedic Team Physician for North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and was acknowledged for his commitment having the training room at NCCU named in his honor.

He completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, a division of the Cornell University Medical School, where he received the Jean McDaniel award, presented to the most outstanding resident in the graduating class. He was a Fellow in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, serving as Assistant Team Physician for the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department.

His clinical practice specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, and elbow, as well as all sports-related injuries. He employs advanced open and arthroscopic surgical techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments, and bones. His complex and revision surgeries include the treatment of rotator cuff injuries, shoulder instability, complex shoulder fractures, shoulder replacement, and knee instability (in particular ACL, PCL and complex ligamentous injuries). He is additionally trained in cartilage and meniscal repair.

Dr. Higgins is active in both clinical research and the education of residents and fellows and co-chairs the Harvard International Shoulder Fellowship Program. He has published over 100 peer reviewed, scientific papers. He is very active in the national orthopaedic community where he is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbows Surgeons, The American Orthopaedic Association, The Eastern Orthopaedic Association, and the International Cartilage Repair Society and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Higgins maintains an extremely busy clinical and surgical practice at three facilities while remaining very committed academically in local, national, and international courses and societies. In addition, he recently completed a Masters of Business Administration degree at the MIT Sloan School of Management.