2019-2020 Shoulder Fellows
Andres Muniz, MD
Dr. Muniz is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of science in Biology. After graduating Cum Laude, Dr. Muniz returned to Puerto Rico, where he obtained his Medical Doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico-Medical School. He graduated Cum Laude and was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.
He completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, where he was chosen as Chief Resident and Resident of the year during his final year.
Dr. Muniz was involved in an important research project where he studied the distribution and epidemiologic characteristics of Orthopedic Surgeons in Puerto Rico to better understand the necessities and distribution of surgeons throughout the island. This research project has been used in government meetings to help improve the availability of doctors in the community. Dr. Muniz has returned to Puerto Rico where he will start is career and give back to the academic community and the island.
Florian Grubhofer, MD
Dr. Grubhofer is a Swiss, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He grew up in Dornbirn, Austria. After completing medical school at Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria in 2010 with his first “Doctor of Medicine” degree, he completed his internship at the Landeskrankenhaus Feldkirch, Austria that same year. He began his residency in 2011 at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.
At University Hospital Zurich, he performed a two year “common trunk” surgery residency program which included visceral and transplant surgery (6 months), urology (6 months), plastic surgery, burn injury surgery and hand surgery (6 months), and traumatology (17 months). In March 2014, he started to work as a resident for orthopedic surgery at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich. In 2016, he received his second “Doctor of Medicine” degree from the University of Zurich. In January 2017, he finished his orthopedic surgery residency and started to work as a junior attending. After May 2017, he worked as an attending for orthopedic surgery in the shoulder team of Dr. Christian Gerber, who has been his chief and mentor since he started at the Balgrist University Hospital in March 2014.
From July 2018 to July 2019, he rotated as an attending orthopedic surgeon in the knee team of the Balgrist University Hospital. In 2018 he received the Educational Commission for Foreign Medicine Graduates (ECFMG) certification, which enables him to work as an orthopedic surgeon in the United States. Dr. Grubhofer has published 15 scientific articles and has presented his studies at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Orlando in 2016, Las Vegas in 2019, and at the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Jeju, South Korea in 2016.
Beside his clinical work, he has been serving as “Team Physician” of the most successful soccer club in Switzerland, “Grasshoppers Zurich Soccer Club” since February 2015.
He moved to Boston in July 2019 with his wife Lena, who is an OB/GYN physician in Zurich, and their little daughter Louisa, who was only 13 weeks old when she arrived in Boston. Dr. Grubhofer enjoys playing tennis and skiing, which is the most popular sport in his home country, Austria. Dr. Grubhofer has returned to Switzerland where he will continue his career at the Balgrist University Hospital.
2018-2019 Shoulder Fellows
Joseph Galvin, DO
Dr. Galvin is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He grew up in Redwood City, California. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2003. Following West Point, he was commissioned as an Army airborne ranger infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and deployed for 1-year to Eastern Afghanistan (2005-2006) as a platoon leader where he was awarded the bronze star medal. He also is a graduate of the US Army Ranger, Jumpmaster, Airborne and Air Assault schools.
Following his transition from the Infantry to medicine, he completed medical school at A.T Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and orthopaedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in 2016.
His first assignment following residency was at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he cared for the Soldiers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Night Stalkers,” 5th Special Forces Group, and 101st Airborne Division. He also deployed to the hostile North Sinai, Egypt region for 6 months as Chief of Orthopaedics for a Damage Control Surgical Team.
He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and has received several research awards as a resident including the Eastern Orthopaedic Association resident travel grant, and was twice the resident paper award winner at the Western Orthopaedic Association annual meeting. Dr. Galvin enjoys golfing, and spending time with his family (wife – Keyna, 6-year old daughter – Keira, 2-year old son – Grayson, 3-month old son-Micah).
Zachary Zimmer, MD
Dr. Zimmer grew up in Garden City, New York. He graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelors of Arts in Molecular Biology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, during which he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following medical school, Dr. Zimmer completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he was awarded the DeForest P. Willard Award for excellent performance by a senior resident and the Joseph P. Iannotti Award for excellence in shoulder surgery.
Prior to starting medical school, Dr. Zimmer spent a year as Dr. Warner’s research assistant, helping previous fellows and residents with various research projects. He also assisted in the recording and editing of surgical technique videos, some of which had been accepted and displayed at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. He also co-authored several publications and book chapters. It was this research experience that inspired Dr. Zimmer to pursue a career in shoulder and elbow surgery.
Dr. Zimmer enjoys cooking, dining out and spending time with his wife, Courtney, and daughter, Lilly. He is now working at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Gregory Gasbarro, MD
Dr. Gasbarro is originally from Northeast Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. While at CWRU he played varsity soccer, serving as a 2-year team captain and leading the school to a Sweet 16 finish in the NCAA tournament during his Senior year.
Dr. Gasbarro later received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude and was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After medical school, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and was awarded the Most Outstanding Chief Resident award at graduation.
Dr. Gasbarro has published over 20 scientific articles and abstracts and has presented his research at over 30 regional, national, and international meetings. He is living in the North End and enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, running along the Charles, and playing golf. He looks forward to the unique opportunities that this fellowship affords, both in Boston and in the South of France. Dr. Gasbarro is now working at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
2017-2018 Shoulder Fellows
Eric Bonness, MD
Dr. Bonness was born in Santa Monica, California. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Biology, with minors in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He then completed medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
In his spare time, Dr. Bonness enjoys playing basketball, cycling, lifting weights, and reading. He is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhusker football fan (Go Big Red!), and a long-time Boston Celtics fan. He is excited for the opportunity to train at the Boston Shoulder Institute, and for his time abroad next spring in Munich, Germany and Annecy, France.
Eric Wagner, MD
Dr. Wagner was born in San Francisco, California, but moved to multiple cities prior to college, including the Bay Area in Northern California; Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas where he attended high school. He completed his undergraduate education at University of California, Davis, where he lettered for 3 years in basketball and majored in biochemistry and molecular biology. After graduating, he worked at a women and children’s shelter in San Jose, Costa Rica for 1 year. He then completed medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After residency and prior to his shoulder and elbow fellowship in Boston, he completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After his fellowship year in Boston, he will be joining the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, as a specialist in upper extremity surgery.
Dr. Wagner looks forward to the opportunities to learn from the world leaders at the Boston Shoulder Institute, as well as Annecy and Nice, France. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, tango and swing dancing, skiing, playing and watching basketball, traveling and reading. He is looking forward to exploring Boston and New England, as well as Southern France.
Jarret Woodmass, MD
Dr. Woodmass was born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science and Medical degrees at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. He attended the University of Calgary where he completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency. Following residency, he attended the Mayo Clinic to perform a fellowship in Sports Medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Woodmass enjoys outdoor activities including hockey, mountain biking and skiing. He is excited for both the personal and professional opportunities that the fellowship in Boston and abroad in Nice, France and Zurich, Switzerland will provide. After completion of the fellowship, he will be returning to Canada to begin his career.
2016-2017 Shoulder Fellows
William Daner, MD
Dr. Daner grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), where he graduated with a major in biology and a minor in studio art with a focus in sculpture. He earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Following medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
Dr. Daner now ventures out from the Commonwealth of Virginia to one of his and his wife’s favorite cities, Boston. He is excited at the opportunity to train with the attending physicians at Boston Shoulder Institute in the last of his formative years of training.
Dr. Daner is joined in Boston by his wife of nearly ten years, Susanne, and their daughters, Zoe and Genevieve. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family. He enjoys the outdoors, looks forward to exploring New England this year, and even hopes to find time to learn how to sail on the Charles.
Kyong Min, MD
Dr. Min grew up in Huntington Beach, California. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Life Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and completed medical school at University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Upon completion of residency, he deployed to Korea served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Bring Allgood Army Community Hospital and 121st Combat Support Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
While at West Point, Dr. Min played for the Army Basketball Team and continues to play during his free time. He enjoys outdoor activities like snowboarding, scuba diving and wake boarding. He is here in Boston with his wife, Candice and daughter, Katherine.
Cory Stewart, MD
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Stewart received his undergraduate degree in biology and biochemistry from Calvin College in his hometown. From there he went on to medical school in Detroit at Wayne State University, before completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Chicago. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, mountain climbing, baseball, biking, and running–in that order. He looks forward to the opportunities that this fellowship affords both personally and professionally, both in Boston and abroad in Nice and Annecy, France.
2015-2016 Shoulder Fellows
Daniel Hatch, MD
Dr. Hatch grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) (Provo, UT) where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Business with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. He obtained his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and most recently completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Dr. Hatch’s favorite thing to do in his spare time is spend time with his family. He also enjoys a variety of sports and activities including baseball, football, running, cycling, rock climbing, kiteboarding, investing, and reading.
Dr. Hatch is joined in Boston by his wife Andrea, his two daughters (Vanessa and Evelyn) and son (Elijah). They love exploring new areas in and around Boston.
Catherine Fedorka, MD
Dr. Fedorka grew up in Meadville, Pennsylvania and received her undergraduate degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. She received her medical doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA where she worked with the Rothman Institute on multiple orthopaedic research projects that were published and presented at the national level. During medical school, she also spent at year with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a research fellow, working on many projects that were published and presented at the national and international levels. She then completed her orthopaedic residency at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
In her spare time, Dr. Fedorka enjoys spending time with her husband, Ian, who resides in Philadelphia while he completes his medical training. They enjoy spending their time outdoors running, hiking, boating, and skiing. They look forward to exploring the New England area over the next year as well as the Alps when she spends her time abroad this winter in Switzerland and France.
Michael Messina, MD
Dr. Messina mostly grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University, where he majored in pre-medicine with a minor in Spanish. He went on to complete medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Following medical school, he did his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Colorado. He very much enjoyed the five years he spent living in Denver but is excited to have the opportunity to come to Boston to spend the year learning high level shoulder and elbow surgery. He comes to Boston with his wife, Lori, and their two daughters, Lia and Anna. When he is not working he enjoys exercise of many different varieties and sports and spending time with his family.
Marie Walcott, MD
Dr. Walcott grew up outside of Boston. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in Providence, RI. She received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. She completed her Orthopedic Surgery residency also at the University of Massachusetts. During her residency, she spent a year as a Research Fellow working on basic science and clinical outcomes research.
Dr. Walcott was a successful member of the Brown Women’s Crew team winning two NCAA Championships and was awarded First Team All American. She continues to row on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester and this year on the Charles River.
2014-2015 Shoulder Fellows
Jeremie Axe, MD
Dr. Jeremie M. Axe is a native of Delaware and is now a fellow of the Boston Shoulder Institute.. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. He recently finished his training as an Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellow at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham under the leadership of Dr. James Andrews. At the completion of this year, he will be joining his father’s Orthopaedic practice in Delaware. In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Axe enjoys football, baseball, lacrosse, and golf.
Amit Sood, MD
Dr. Sood grew up near Chicago, IL and attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and graduated as a James Scholar. While in high school, he participated in multiple sports including basketball, football, and tennis. He was able to make the state tournament in tennis during his senior year. Following college, he attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, where he received his medical degree. As a medical student he participated in research within the field of radiation oncology and was able to have his work presented at the national level. Dr. Sood went on to complete his orthopedic residency training at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ where he continued his interest in research and was involved in multiple projects that were published and presented at the national as well as international levels. He was elected by the faculty to serve as the administrative chief resident during his chief year. During his spare time, Dr. Sood enjoys staying active by going to the gym as well as running outdoors. He loves to travel, and has been fortunate enough to visit multiple countries and is looking forward to spending time in France during his fellowship. Although he has lived on the east coast for several years, he still remains an avid Chicago sports fan and roots for the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and White Sox. Dr. Sood recently married his wife, Amrita, who joins him in Boston where they look forward to exploring the city and meeting new friends.
Gil Freeman, MD
Dr. Freeman was born in Israel and moved to the U.S. at a young age. He grew up in New York and attended Rutgers School of Engineering where he graduated with highest honors in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a design engineer for several years before attending medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Subsequently, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Freeman also completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota. He then continued to practice as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon in Minnesota for an additional year. The shoulder has long been an area of interest for Dr. Freeman, as he was fortunate to have the opportunity during his trauma fellowship to work on a number of research projects regarding Scapula trauma and fixation techniques. Dr. Freeman’s other research passion include orthopaedic product design and development. He has worked in the past with medical device manufacturers in the design and development of orthopaedic instrumentation and other medical device development. Dr. Freeman is very much looking forward to spending time during his shoulder fellowship in Boston as well as at the Mayo Clinic and Lyon France. In Boston, he is joined by his wife, Katia and their two girls, Ori and Roni, ages 7 and 3. In his spare time, he enjoys spending it with his family as well as mountain biking and running.
Greg Mallo, MD
Dr. Gregory C. Mallo, M.D. is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon that spent 11 years in the United States Navy, which included deployment to a forward operating position in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan with the Marines of the Combat Logistics Battalion out of Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
From 2010-2014, Dr. Mallo’s military practice involved more than 90% Arthroscopy of the Knee and Shoulder, and provided care for Active-Duty U.S. Marines and Sailors, including members of the Elite Special Forces and Wounded Warrior Communities.
In April of 2014, Dr. Mallo was one of four surgeons in the nation chosen to complete the AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America) Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship program and was recently inducted into the American MENSA society.
Dr. Mallo grew up in Rockland County, New York located just outside of Manhattan attending Don Bosco Preparatory High School, Saint Joseph’s University, and Jefferson Medical College, all on full academic scholarships. Dr. Mallo received his Orthopaedic Surgical training at SUNY Stony Brook in Long Island New York, and served as administrative Chief Resident in 2010, graduating with 10 peer-reviewed publications.
He is proud to be selected to the Boston Shoulder Institute Fellowship and as a Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow and is looking forward to a career in the open and arthroscopic treatment of complex shoulder pathology.
Dr. Mallo is joined in Boston by his wife Kimberly and son Drew, 13 months. They look forward to the history and energy of the Harvard fellowship program as well as the city of Boston itself.
2013-2014 Shoulder Fellows
Matt Dilisio, MD
Dr. Dilisio grew up outside Cleveland, Ohio. He knew that he wanted to become an orthopaedic surgeon after several high school football injuries, and he has been in pursuit of his dream ever since that time.
He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Louis University in Missouri. While at SLU, he played Rugby for 4 years and received a certificate in business administration. Dr. Dilisio subsequently received his medical degree with a distinction in research from St. Louis University School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Dilisio returned to Ohio where he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. During residency, he presented his clinical and basic science research throughout the United States. He has also won several local, regional, and national awards for his work in cartilage tissue engineering research. He recently obtained a U.S. utility patent for a juvenile cartilage tissue implant that he developed from discarded pediatric scoliosis surgery tissue.
After the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Dilisio joined Creighton University at Alegent-Creighton Health System in Omaha, Nebraska.
Stephen Parada, MD
Dr. Parada is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who was born in Brazil and moved to the U.S. at a young age. He grew up in Ohio and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Case Western Reserve University. He worked as a business analyst with Accenture for two years before going to medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, OH and then completing orthopaedic surgery residency through the US Army at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.
Dr. Parada received the hospital’s General Wergeland award as the outstanding surgical resident upon graduation.
Dr. Parada served as an attending surgeon at Womack Army Medical Center at Ft Bragg, NC for two years where he also was appointed as an assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and named to the Emerging Leaders Program by the American Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Parada deployed to Afghanistan in 2011-2012 where he served as the Chief of Orthopaedics at the NATO hospital in Herat.
Dr. Parada has research interests in the long-term affects of shoulder instability and how shoulder replacement outcomes are affected by previous surgery for instability. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Parada, along with his beautiful wife, Carrie and their three boys, Camden, Lincoln and Mason, moved to Augusta, GA.
Bill Bragg, MD, MBA
Dr. Bragg grew up in a suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to the East Coast for college, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Neuroscience from Brown University. While in college he was a four year member of the Brown Wrestling team.
Following college, Dr. Bragg moved to San Francisco and worked as a Financial Analyst with Goldman, Sachs & Co in the Wealth Management division. He then attended the Stanford University School of Medicine where he earned his MD. As a medical student researcher he explored a basic science animal model of wear debris mediated inflammation and published multiple peer reviewed scientific articles.
During his time at Stanford, Dr. Bragg also pursued an MBA with the Stanford Graduate School of Business in order to explore his interests in entrepreneurship, technology innovation, and organizational management. He participated in the Stanford Biodesign Program as part of a multi-disciplinary team designing a novel medical device for an unmet need. These efforts culminated in a device prototype and a US patent.
At the completion of his combined MD-MBA degree, Dr. Bragg entered residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford. His research interests during this time focused on the reliability of commonly used methods of evaluating reverse total shoulder replacement and he earned the Resident Research Award his chief year.
Dr. Bragg is joined by his wife, Denise, who is a pharmacist. They admit to remaining strong fans of the Stanford football team.
Ruth Delaney, MD
Dr. Delaney grew up in Cork on the south coast of Ireland and went to medical school at University College Cork, graduating with first class honors in 2006.
During high school in Ireland, she competed at national level in four sports (swimming, tennis, field hockey and table tennis), and tennis at international level. While at medical school in UCC, she captained the women’s tennis team to its first national championship in over 20 years.
Following medical school, Dr. Delaney spent two years as a junior resident at Cork University Hospital and St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital, before moving to Boston to join the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in 2008. During her time at CUH and SMOH, she also completed a Masters of Medical Science degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UCC.
Sports medicine and in particular shoulder has long been an area of interest for Dr. Delaney, and she was fortunate to have the opportunity during residency to work on a number of research projects with Drs. Warner & Higgins, resulting in international as well as national presentations, and this year received the Neer Award 2014 from the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons for work on neuromonitoring during the Latarjet procedure for shoulder instability.
Dr. Delaney speaks fluent German as well as some French. In her spare time, she enjoys sports such as skiing, running and swimming, and survived her first triathlon this year. Although watching the Red Sox and Patriots became obligatory while living in Boston, her favorite teams to follow will always be the Munster and Irish rugby teams.
2012-2013 Shoulder Fellows
Joe Eichinger, MD
Dr. Eichinger grew up in Shelton, Washington. He received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He completed medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia and orthopaedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Eichinger also graduated from the US Army Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault schools and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010-2011 with the 541st Forward Surgical Team.
Dr. Eichinger is the 2011 recipient of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Society Commander Michael Mazurek Award for outstanding military orthopaedic research. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and prior Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC.
Dr. Eichinger is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.
Xinning Li, MD
Dr. Li was born in Dalian, China and moved to the United States with his parents at the age of ten and settled in Michigan. He goes by the nickname “Tiger” which was given to him by his grandfather. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. While in college, Dr. Li received the presidential scholarship and also played four years of varsity tennis for Campbell University (NCAA division I).
Dr. Li graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School (Charlottesville, VA) in 2005 and completed a 6-year academic orthopaedic surgery residency track at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. During residency, Dr. Li did a one-year research fellowship with Dr. Jie Song in the tissue engineering laboratory. As a resident, he became interested in sports medicine with a focus on shoulder and elbow surgery through his clinical research projects. After residency graduation, Dr. Li did his first fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (Cornell). As a fellow, he was the assistant team physician for the New York Mets baseball team and pursued multiple research projects with the HSS Shoulder Research group. He was also the recipient of the resident research award/travel grant at this year’s EOA meeting in Lake George, NY. He is looking forward to his second fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Harvard.
Dr. Li currently lives in Lexington, MA with his fiancée Emily. In his spare time, Dr. Li enjoys hiking, snowboarding, tennis, kayaking, mountain biking and traveling.
Mena Mesiha, MD
Dr. Mesiha was born in Assiut, Egypt and moved to the United States at the age of five with his parents, who were both professors of pharmacy. They taught him at a young age about the intrinsic rewards that come with being a teacher.
In college, Dr. Mesiha was a Cornell Presidential Research Scholar and while in medical school at SUNY Downstate he worked on research projects at Children’s Hospital in Boston. This interest in research prompted him to invest a year of his training at Cleveland Clinic to learn about translational shoulder research, specifically working with animal models and cadaveric models to investigate biomaterials and rotator cuff biomechanics.
After finishing his shoulder fellowship, Dr. Mesiha hopes to pursue a career in academic shoulder surgery. His professional goals are to teach residents and fellows how to care for patients with shoulder problems in all ranges of complexity, collaborate with others to investigate novel solutions for patients with complex shoulder problems, and work on initiatives that promote a culture of patient safety.
Dr. Mesiha is lucky to be married to his wife, Mary, who cares for him and their two children, Jacob and Sophia.
Timothy Hartshorn, MD
Dr. Hartshorn traveled from Los Angeles, California, and is honored to join Drs. Warner, Higgins, Holovacs, and Oh as a fellow on the Harvard Shoulder and Elbow Service.
He received a bachelor of science in Biology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He captained the baseball team and ultimately earned the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for postgraduate study. After graduating from Baylor, he played two seasons of professional baseball with the independent Fort Worth Cats. After leading the league in the “hit-by-pitch” category, he decided that was a sign to begin his medical career.
Dr. Hartshorn attended the University of Texas at Houston School of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. He subsequently completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He had many mentors at USC that encouraged his interest in shoulder surgery, including: Drs. Tibone, Vangsness, Itamura, and Hatch. He was awarded the Southern California Graduate Orthopaedic Society Award for Best Research Paper in both his fourth and fifth year. The latter was for novel work in rotator cuff imaging.
Dr. Hartshorn credits his farther, Randy, and mother, Marianne, for developing the compassion and empathy which eventually led him to pursue a career in medicine. His younger brother Chris is an avid Celtics fan and is looking forward to visiting Boston. Lastly, he is most thankful to his wife of seven years, Tammy, who has loved and supported him since they met in college.
Former Fellows Photos
2016 New England Shoulder and Elbow Society: Jay Peak, VT
Boston Shoulder Institute fellows, research assistants, alumni, guests and friends meet at the NESES Meeting in Jay Peak, VT. 2016
2014 New England Shoulder and Elbow Society 11th Meeting: Jay Peak, VT
Past and Present Fellows (and our International Speaker, Alex Castagna, MD)
2013 NEW ENGLAND SHOULDER AND ELBOW MEETING: JAY PEAK, VT
(left to right: Nate Endres, M.D., Univ VT.; Former Fellow; Daniel Massimini, M.S., MGH; Mena Mesiha, M.D., Fellow; Tim Hartshorn, M.D., Fellow, Bassem ElHassan, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Former Fellow; JP Warner, M.D; Laurence D. Higgins, M.D.; Joseph Eikenger, M.D.; Fellow, Arnold Alqueza, M.D.; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Former Fellow; Dr. Chulhyun Cho, International Shoulder Fellow, MGH)
Where they are now
(left to right: Dr. Mike Freehill: Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University; Dr. Albert Lin: Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Lewis Shi: Assistant Professor, University of Chicago)
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Lewis Shi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Chicago
Mike Freehill, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Wake Forest University
Albert Lin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Arnold Alqueza, M.D.
Brigham and Women’s and VA Hospital
Reuben Gobezie, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Ryan Simovitch, M.D.
Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute
Scott Pennington, M.D.
Brett Sanders, M.D.
Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
John Costouros, M.D.
Asst. Professor, Stanford University
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Sports Medicine
Medical Director, California State University, San Jose
James O’Holleran, M.D.
Sports Medicine North, Peabody, MA
Todd O’Brien, M.D.
New England Orthopaedic Specialists, Peabody, MA
George (Rick) Hatch, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
USC Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
David Kim, M.D.
Huntington Beach Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Edward Yian, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, CA
John Macy, M.D.
Associates in Orthopaedics, Burlington, Vt.
John Goff, M.D.
Marin Cty, California
Bassem El-Hassan, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Nathan Endres, M.D.
University of Vermont, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Burlington, Vt.
The Hand Care Center Shoulder and Elbow, Orange, CA