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Posts by Harry E. Rubash, MD


Dr. Harry E. Rubash was the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998 until 2016. Dr. Rubash received his Bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a Harvard University fellowship at the Hip and Implant Surgery Unit at Mass General, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, in 1985.

After a successful tenure with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was the Clinical Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Rubash returned to Mass General in 1998 as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the chief of the Department.

Dr. Rubash has served in the leadership roles of many professional societies, including: the Orthopaedic Research Society, The American Orthopaedic Association, the Knee Society and the International Hip Society. Dr. Rubash has made many outstanding contributions to the literature in the area of hip and knee replacement. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards for notable medical journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, and the Journal of Arthroplasty. Dr. Rubash has been honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons with three Hip Society Awards and one Knee Society Award.

Dr. Rubash is devoted to this work in the laboratory, operative room and classroom.

Orthopaedic Care at Mass General

At Mass General, our world-class physicians and surgeons treat the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions—from sprains and strains on the athletic field to limb sparing oncology procedures; from carpal tunnel syndrome to complex spinal reconstruction.