Posts by Christopher M. Bono, MD
Two Mass General Research Groups Share Resources, Lab Space and a Vision for the Future
Massachusetts General Hospital's Foot and Ankle Research and Innovation Lab (FARIL) and the SORG Research Group have combined their diverse, international teams to conduct clinical research and develop medical devices and AI-based clinical decision support tools for use in the field of orthopedic surgery and beyond.
Value-based Health Care: Positioning Spine Surgery Centers for Success
Aditya V. Karhade, MD, MBA, Christopher M. Bono, MD, Joseph H. Schwab, MD, MS, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and colleagues review recent progress in each of the six core areas of value-based health care and suggest how spine surgery centers can remain competitive in the years ahead.
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Orthopedics
In this video, Christopher Bono, MD, orthopaedic spine surgeon, executive vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, describes his latest spinal research into artificial intelligence decision making.
Osteoporosis Is Underrecognized, Undertreated Among Adults with Spinal Deformity Undergoing Long Fusion
In a retrospective study, spinal surgeons from Massachusetts General Hospital determined that one-third of adults scheduled for long thoracolumbar spinal fusions had osteoporosis before surgery, with two-thirds of those patients receiving no pharmacologic treatment.
Orthopedic Residency Training During COVID-19
Christopher Bono, MD, executive vice chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate director of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, describes how orthopedic residency training has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Boot Camp" for Orthopedic Interns Shifted to Virtual Platform During COVID-19
An asynchronous learning platform for PGY1 orthopedics residents was developed because of COVID-19 but proved so successful that it's expected to continue.
Dr. Christopher M. Bono is an experienced adult spine surgeon with particular interest in the management of cervical and lumbar degenerative disorders. He is a national and international leader in spinal research and evidence-based medicine, enabling him to incorporate the latest treatment data into patient discussion for informed surgical decision-making.
Dr. Bono is a board-certified, fellowship-trained adult spine surgeon in the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bono obtained his medical degree (MD) from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn (now called SUNY Downstate Medical Center). He next completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School (now called Rutgers New Jersey Medical School). Dr. Bono completed a spine surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Bono specializes in cervical spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, cervical disc herniations, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar disc herniations, and lumbar spondylolisthesis.
Dr. Bono is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is past president of the North American Spine Society (2015-2016) and continues to be quite active in a number of committees. Dr. Bono is the current Editor-in-Chief of The Spine Journal, which holds the highest impact factor among journals dedicated to spine. Dr. Bono is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Cervical Spine Research Society, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, holding or having held many leadership positions in these societies as well.