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


Your 2020 membership is vital to the work of the MOA in supporting orthopaedic surgeons and defending the practice of medicine while protecting patients.

As the State House considers key bills impacting the profession and patients, the MOA is working diligently to support meaningful legislation to ensure the safety of patients with oversight of podiatrists by the BORIM, and seek fair out of network formularies and surprise billing policies while we remain vigilant to possible health care reforms that may have a negative impact on ASCs and more. 

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).

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MOA Orthopaedic Advocacy Day - A Success

Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Residents joined the MOA at the Association’s Orthopaedic Lobby Day on September 25th at the MA State House.

MOA members had the opportunity to meet with their legislators and key Committee members to discuss important health care related bills being considered by the legislature.  They shared their expertise, patient experiences advocating for the orthopaedic community and patients they care for everyday.

Attendees advocated on key bills before the Legislature including:

  • MOA initiated Podiatry bill to include Podiatry under the BORIM for oversight and discipline by the Board.
  • Defining the practice of surgery with regulation and oversight by the BORIM.
  • Ensure reasonable reimbursement for physicians for out of network care while prohibiting surprise bills to patients.

Thank you to all who made the time to Make a Difference.

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(L-R) MOA Board Member, Chris Chiodo, MD,  Rep.
John Rogers, Senator Paul Feeney and MOA Past President, Samantha Spencer, MD, took part in the Legislative Appreciation Award ceremony to thank the Legislators for championing the MOA bill to protect patients. 
The award ceremony was part of the MOA Lobby Day on September 25, 2019.
(L-R) Orthopaedic Resident Members Ronald McCartney, MD, Steve Sylvia, MD, and Ian Engler, MD, shared their experience and concerns with legislators at the MOA Lobby Day on September 25, 2019 at the MA State House. Attendees joined in an informal discussion with Senator Paul Feeney on health care issues, practice matters and public health concerns at the MOA Lobby Day on September 25, 2019 at the MA State House.


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