Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, MA, is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his MD at Yale in 1972 and completed his surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in 1973.
Following this, Dr. Jupiter completed a two-year commitment as a general medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Indian Health branch with the Pima Indians in Arizona. His interest in medical education was enhanced with the development of educational programs improving primary care for both diabetic and arthritic patients.
In 1975, he began the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. In 1980, Dr. Jupiter traveled to Basel, Switzerland, where he completed an AO Fellowship, after which he completed a hand and microvascular fellowship in Louisville, KY.
He returned to Boston in 1981 and began his academic and clinical career at Mass General. During his 33 years on the faculty, he has had the opportunity to head the Trauma Service, Foot and Ankle Program and the Hand Service.
Dr. Jupiter is an honorary member of more than 20 international societies of either Hand Surgery or Orthopaedic Surgery and has been named to America's Top Surgeons annually and Best of Boston since 2007.
Dr. Jupiter is an internationally known and sought after hand and upper limb specialist. He has given more than 1000 scientific presentations, published more than 220 original publications, 140 analytic reviews, 115 chapters in scientific texts and was co-author or co-editor of 10 major texts in upper limb and orthopaedic problems. Dr. Jupiter has developed a worldwide reputation, especially related to problems of the wrist and elbow, along with all other conditions involving the hand and upper limb.