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Welcome to Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association

The Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association is the only statewide organization representing orthopaedic surgeons in the Commonwealth. We represent the surgeons interests in dealing with the socio-economic issues affecting their practices and their ability to care for their patients. More about MOA


boston 111239 1920MOA Orthopaedic Advocacy Day

Join us on September 25, 2019

This is Your Opportunity to Meet With Legislators at the State House and Weigh in on Important Physician and Patient Legislation.

We are looking forward to the MOA Orthopaedic Advocacy Day, to be held on September 25th from Noon - 4 p.m., at the State House followed by a Cocktail Reception. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

Orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants and orthopaedic residents from throughout the Commonwealth joined the MOA at its May 2nd Annual Meeting at the MA Medical Society in Waltham, MA.

Attendees heard from AAOS President, Kristy Weber, MD, on the important work of the AAOS and Ronna Wallace, MOA Lobbyist updated the members on the legislative work of the MOA and the need for MD advocacy. We were fortunate to host a former MA colleague, Dr. David Ring, now in Texas, who shared the Placebo Effects Phenomenon. Dr. Glen Ross reviewed the Challenges of Treating Young Patients with Shoulder Arthritis and then joined the panel discussion with Dr. Ring on Evaluating new techniques and treatments. CRICO Strategies’ Senior Program Director for Patient Safety, Ms. Penny Greenberg provided a comprehensive review of medical malpractice and the contributing factors and resolutions for surgeons. Rounding out the presentations was Dr. Robert Cantu sharing his expertise and years of experience and research on concussion management and prevention.


New MOA Officers Elected to Serve

MOA members in attendance at the May 2nd Annual Meeting, unanimously elected Walter Stanwood, MD, President; Bojan Zoric, MD, Vice President and; Richard Wilk, MD, Secretary/Treasurer. The officers will be joined by the current board members and newly elected board member, John Corsetti, MD, Springfield, MA, in the oversight and direction of the MOA. READ MORE.


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Murray Goodman, MD Honored as 2019 Orthopaedist of the Year

The Orthopaedist of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association in recognition of distinguished service, contributions to patient care and commitment and dedication to the teaching of and practice of orthopaedics. READ MORE.




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Robert Parisien, MD, Boston University, Receives 2019 Orthopaedic Resident Paper Award

The 2019 Resident Paper Award was presented to Robert Parisien, MD (right-photo shown) by MOA President, Walter Stanwood, MD (left-photo shown) at the MOA Annual Meeting on May 2, 2019, Waltham, MA.




The 2018 State Legislative session ended with a huge victory for Medicine.

Thanks to the work of the MOA Leadership, Lobbyist and Membership Support together defeated the onerous and far-reaching health reform bill that would have enacted:

  • Podiatry Scope Expansion
  • 8.75% Tax on ASCs Revenue
  • Bad Out of Network Formulary with Administrative Burdens,
  • Increase in Licensure Fees,
  • Delineation of a new category of office-based surgery centers and more.

More Reforms Are Anticipated in 2019. Your Membership Renewal is Vital.

Whether you are in private practice, hospital or academic employed, we are all first and foremost orthopaedic surgeons and your support and membership dues are crucial to fostering legislative relationships, regulatory representation, advocacy in the private insurance arena, and more.

At just $300.00 a year (150.00 for first-year members), the MOA represents all orthopaedic surgeons whether you’re in private practice, hospital or academic based, you benefit. Your membership renewal also includes a FREE one-year subscription to OrthoEvidence - A global, online source for quality, evidence-based summaries by the orthopaedic community of the highest quality research at no cost to you ($100.00 value).

Click Here for More Information and Online Renewal.


MOA Orthopaedic Resident Forum

Navigating Your Fellowship: Pearls & Pitfalls

Video Now Available

Thanks to a partial grant from the AAOS, the MOA's second annual resident forum was video recorded to provide all those who could not attend an opportunity to share in the knowledge and experience of the orthopaedic surgeon presenters.

The Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association (MOA) extends its appreciation and thanks to the presenters for their time and candor in sharing their fellowship experience. In addition, the MOA acknowledges the leadership and dedication of MOA Resident Board Members, Robert Parisien, MD and Rameez Qudsi, MD for developing this year's resident forum and for their service on the MOA Board as Resident Guest Members.

Part 1 ---How to Choose the Right Fellowship
Mininder S. Kocher, MD
Associate Director, Sports Medicine Division - Boston Children's Hospital

Part 2 ---How to Prepare for Your Fellowship
George S. Dyer, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital - Program Director, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program

Part 3---Tips to Succeed During Your Fellowship
Bojan B. Zoric, MD
MOA Board Member
Sports Medicine North
Team Physician -US Women's National Soccer Team

Part 4---Fellowship Completed - Now What?
Joseph DeAngelis, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


AAOS A Nation in Motion Campaign

Share your ortho-opinion and other stories on this AAOS sponsored site - www.ANationInMotion.org

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