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Posts by Mark D. Price, MD, PhD

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Mark Price, MD, PhD, and his colleague describe how the systematic grading of meniscus and cartilage damage in NFL players following a knee injury can be an effective way to predict future athletic performance.

  • The Latarjet procedure has demonstrated excellent long-term outcomes in rugby players and other contact sports athletes. A Mass General physician was part of a researcher team that investigated whether the same is true among football players considered for the NFL draft.

Biography

Dr. Mark D. Price specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery. Before coming to Mass General, Dr. Price was at the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, where he helped establish one of New England's busiest comprehensive shoulder programs. He performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as total shoulder replacement and complex shoulder reconstructions.

After earning his MD from Harvard Medical School and PhD in Medical Physics from MIT, he did residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program (HCORP). While in HCORP, he was the administrative chief resident at Mass General, where he won both resident and faculty teaching awards. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder reconstructive surgery at Mass General. He subsequently was awarded the Herodicus Society traveling fellowship and studied throwing injuries with Dr. Jim Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, and Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY.

Dr. Price is head team physician and medical director for the New England Patriots and a team physician for the Boston Red Sox.  He is a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and has served in combat operations in Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine.  He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, and New England Shoulder and Elbow Society. 

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.