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Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

Christopher W. DiGiovanni, M.D.
Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

Professor & Vice Chair (Academic Affairs),
Chief, Foot & Ankle Service
Dept. Of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital & Newton Wellesley Hospital
Harvard Medical School
President-Elect, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Dr. DiGiovanni is an internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College and his MD from the Brown University-Dartmouth Medical School Program. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Brown University before pursuing several fellowships:

  • Orthopaedic Trauma, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University — Rhode Island Hospital
  • Adult Reconstruction, Cornell University Medical College — Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle, Harbor — UCLA & USC Hospitals
  • Foot & Ankle, University of Washington School of Medicine — Harborview Medical Center
  • Travelling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Before joining Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. DiGiovanni served as Professor and Program Director of the Orthopaedic Residency at Brown University, where he was also Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service, Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program Director, and Founder of the Joe DiMaggio Sports Foot and Ankle Center.

Dr. DiGiovanni has been honored many times by his patients with Patient Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award by his residents, and has received the Order of Merit from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation for his philanthropic support over the years. Dr. DiGiovanni has also been honored for many years as one of America’s Top Surgeons and Best Doctors. He serves on the surgical advisory boards of several US and international companies, has published over 200 peer review articles, edited five textbooks, and has helped gain patents and FDA approvals for numerous foot and ankle technologies to improve patient care. He still serves on the editorial board of various journals and remains a consultant physician for teams and athletes from a number of collegiate, professional and Olympic programs. His greatest professional commitment, however, has always been the patients he cares for and the residents and fellows he teaches each day.

Currently, Dr. DiGiovanni is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair (Academic Affairs) for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MGH, and Chief of the Foot & Ankle Services at both MGH and NWH. He recently helped cofound the MGH-NWH Foot/Ankle Research & Innovation Lab (FARIL), and is presently an active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as President-Elect of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. 

Clinical Interests

  • Fractures, sprains and dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques
  • Arthritis and joint replacement surgery
  • Cartilage replacement surgery
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Diabetes and charcot arthropathy
  • Reconstructive Surgery and Deformity Correction
  • Tendonitis and rupture

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Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

55 Fruit St., Yaw-3rd-3F
Boston, MA 02114

159 Wells Ave
Newton, MA  

52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

(617) 724-9338

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