Dr. Richmond is a recently retired orthopedic surgeon and considered to be one of the pioneers of modern arthroscopy in the U.S. He was the Head Team Physician for Tufts University Athletics for 25 years, president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), president of the Eastern Orthopedic Association (EOA), and was a founding member of Boston Sports and Shoulder Center. He has also received numerous awards including the O’Donaghue Sports injury Research Award (1995) and the Cabaud Memorial Basic Science Research Award (2007).
Although Dr. Richmond is no longer actively seeing patients, he remains an active researcher and consultant for Boston Sports and Shoulder Center. He was selected to be the President of the BSSC Research Foundation because of his incredibly impressive research and education background. He has published over 70 articles, has received numerous teaching and research awards, has been a reviewer and/or editor for 8 different journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Tufts University School of Medicine
- General Surgery – University of Pennsylvania (1976-1978)
- Combined Orthopedic Residency Program at Tufts Medical Center (1978-1981)
Awards & Distinction
- Member of the Arthroscopy Journal Board of Trustees, President of AANA (2016-2017)
- Vice President of AANA (2014-2016), Treasurer of EOEF (2014-2017)
- Chairman of the AANA Education Overview Committee (2012-2013), President EOA (2010-2011)
- Vice President of the EOA (2008-2010), NEBH Kirkby Memorial Service Award (2015)
- Cabaud Memorial Basic Science Research Award (2007)
- O’Donaghue Sports injury Research Award (1995)
- Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, Head Team Physician of Tufts University Athletics Department (1982-2008)
Dr. Andrew Jawa is the open shoulder specialist at Boston Sports & Shoulder Center. He specializes in primary (Anatomic and Reverse) and revision total shoulder replacement, latarjets for chronic shoulder instability, and proximal humerus fractures.
Dr. Jawa is very active in clinical research, as well as in the education of orthopaedic residents and fellows. His research focuses on optimizing outcomes following shoulder arthroplasty and cost-analysis of shoulder arthroplasty using time-driven activity-based cost accounting methodologies. As an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, he trains Tufts orthopedic residents, sports fellows from the New England Baptist Hospital, and shoulder and elbow fellows from the Harvard Shoulder Fellowship Program. He has won both resident and fellow teaching awards for best instruction by an attending surgeon. Additionally, Dr. Jawa has published over 50 peer reviewed scientific papers, and presented at more than 50 national conferences. He is very active in the national orthopaedic community where he is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society (NESES), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
- Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn
- Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Residency at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals
- Hand and Microsurgery, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital
Awards & Distinction
- Associate Editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
- Vice President of the BSSC Research Foundation
- Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine
- Vice President of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society (NESES)
- Top Doctor in Boston (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- Teacher of the Year Award (Tufts Orthopaedic Residents, 2018)
- Teacher of the Year Award (NEBH Sports Fellowship, 2017)
- Best Podium Presentation (NESES Annual Meeting, 2016 & 2017)
- Robert E. Leach Resident Teaching Award, Boston University Orthopaedic Dept. (2011)
Dr. Kai Mithoefer is double board-certified in Orthopaedic surgery and Orthopaedic sports medicine in the U.S. and Germany. After completing his medical school at Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany he received his residency training in the Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program. Following residency Dr. Mithoefer completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Harvard Medical School and the prestigious Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Mithoefer has more than 15 years of clinical expertise and is an internationally recognized specialist for sports medicine, joint preservation and regenerative orthopedics. He has extensive experience caring for athletes at all levels including as team physician of the New England Revolution, U.S. National Soccer Team, World Team Tennis, U.S. Davis Cup Team, and U.S. Open Tennis tournament, and has served as Assistant Medical Director for Major League Soccer (MLS).
Dr. Mithoefer’s clinical and scientific interests lie in the application of non-operative as well as state-of-the-art minimally invasive and regenerative surgical techniques to facilitate recovery and return to athletic and work activities following injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters and is a frequent speaker at national and international orthopedic meetings.
For more information about Dr. Mithoefer, please visit www.bostonjointpreservation.com
- Heinrich-Heine University
- Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program
- Orthopedic Trauma at Harvard Medical School and Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery
Awards & Distinction
- Team physician for the New England Revolution, U.S. National Soccer Team, World Team Tennis, U.S. Davis Cup Team, and U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.
- Assistant Medical Director for Major League Soccer.
Dr. Kirsch is a shoulder and elbow specialist at Boston Sports & Shoulder Center. He specializes in arthroscopic and open treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions, including shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tears, fractures, and instability. He has advanced training in primary and revision shoulder replacement surgery. He has a particular focus in complex problems of the shoulder requiring shoulder replacement, sports related injuries, shoulder instability with bone loss, irreparable tendon tears, and failed previous surgery.
Dr. Kirsch also received advanced international training in shoulder surgery from world-renowned experts in Lyon, France. Over the course of his career, he has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and presented at over 30 conferences. Dr. Kirsch works alongside Dr. Jawa to investigate shoulder replacements, their indications, complications, and postoperative outcomes.
For more information about Dr. Kirsch, please visit www.shouldersurgeryboston.com
- George Washington University School of Medicine
- University of Michigan
- Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction at the Rothman Orthopaedics Institute
Awards & Distinction
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (GWSMHS)
- Julius S. Neviaser Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery
- Team Physician for the UMichigan Men’s Basketball Team
- Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Thomas H. Wuerz is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital, specializing in Hip Arthroscopy. On top of his medical degree, Dr. Wuerz also has Master’s degrees in both Health Policy and Economics (from the London School of Economics) and Clinical Research (Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences). He is the Director of the Hip Preservation Program at the New England Baptist Hospital, an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and an adjunct faculty member for Boston Children’s Hospital’s Child and Young Adult Hip Program. He is an active member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA).
Dr. Wuerz’s clinical and research interests lie in sports medicine and hip preservation surgery. He is the Head Team Physician for Merrimack College, a Team Physician for the US Ski Team, and a Hip Consultant for the Boston Ballet, Boston Breakers, and Boston Cannons. He is an active member of the Multicenter Arthroscopic Study of the Hip (MASH) Group. Dr Wuerz has published over 25 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and instructed over 15 courses and lectures for hip arthroscopy.
For more information about Dr. Wuerz, please visit www.bostonhipcenter.com
- University of Tuebingen (Germany)
- Orthopedic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic
- Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush University and Traveling Fellowship of the international Society of Hip Arthroscopy
Awars & Distinction
- Director of Hip Preservation Program at NEBH
- Head Team Physician for Merrimack College
- Team Physician for the U.S. Ski Team, Hip Consultant for the Boston Ballet, Boston Breakers, and Boston Cannons
- AANA Health Policy fellow
- Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at Boston Children’s Hospital.
- MS in Health Policy and Economics (London School of Economics) and MS in Clinical Research (Tufts Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences).
Dr. Miller serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and she is an active member of multiple academic societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES).
Dr. Miller’s clinical and research interests lie in treating sports medicine injuries of the shoulder, knee, and hamstring. She assists in coverage of the Boston Celtics. She has been published extensively in orthopaedic literature and has several ongoing clinical trials involving shoulder and hamstring injuries. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and chapters and has presented at over 35 national meetings. She has several ongoing studies involving shoulder and hamstring injuries, and is also building her own Hamstring Rupture Intervention Database.
For more information about Dr. Miller, please visit www.suzannemillermd.com
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- University of Pittsburgh, Sports Medicine
Awards & Distinction
- Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine
Morgan Herman is Executive Vice President, Development for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. She has more than 20 years of experience, having served in leadership roles at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. As EVP, she leads a comprehensive Development program to significantly increase philanthropy for the organization. To date, CureAlz has supported over $100 million of grants with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease. Morgan and her team are committed to building upon that legacy with the ultimate goal of eradicating this disease.
Morgan earned her BA in English from Middlebury College and an MBA from Simmons College.
David Passafaro is president of New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), where he is responsible for leading the Baptist into the Beth Israel Lahey Health System and spearheading the effort to grow the brand into new markets. Previously, he served as senior vice president of external affairs overseeing the offices of Community and Government Relations, Philanthropy, Real Estate and Construction.
David has extensive government and political experience, serving as Chief of Staff for the Office of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and President of Boston 2004 Inc., a single purpose, not-for-profit entity, charged to represent the City in staging the Democratic National Convention. In the early 1980’s, he served in Washington D.C. working for the U.S. Senate and in the early 1990’s as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. and Boston with the firm McDermott/O’Neil & Associates.
Prior to joining NEBH, David served as vice president for business development at Suffolk Construction Company where he was responsible for business development and client relationships for clients in the commercial, hospital, healthcare and higher education sectors in the Northeast. He also served as Vice President for Business Development at William A. Berry & Son Construction and Managing Director for Real Estate at Cambridge Associates Holdings Company.
Previously, David served on several boards and commissions, including: Boston Medical Center, Board of Trustees, Finance Chairman; Chairman of Boston Medical Center Insurance Co., LTD and GMPCI, LTD, both captive insurance companies; Zoo New England Board of Directors; and City of Boston Rent Equity Board.
David holds a BA in Political Science from Marquette University, 1976, and a MA in International Affairs and Foreign Policy from Georgetown University, 1979.
Dr. McKeon is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the BSSC Research Foundation, and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is an active member of multiple academic societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the NBA Team Physicians Society. Dr. McKeon was the Chief Medical Officer and Head Team Physician for the Boston Celtics from 2005-2017.
Dr. McKeon currently participates in clinical trials and funded research studies related to articular cartilage, synovial inflammation, stem cell therapies, and artificial meniscal implants. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and presented at over 30 national conferences. His primary clinical and research interests lie in sports medicine and the treatment of sports-related injuries, with an emphasis on performing minimally invasive surgery on shoulders, knees, and elbows.
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- University of Connecticut Integrated Residency Program
- New England Baptist Hospital, Sports Medicine
Awards & Distinction
- Chief Medical Officer and Head Team Physician for the Boston Celtics (2005-2017)
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine
- Boston Magazine Top Doctor (2009-2019)
- Best Teacher Award – NEBH Sports Medicine Department (2003, 2004, 2007)
Jon Shaker is the Executive Director of Boston Sports & Shoulder Center. He is responsible for overseeing all administrative and business functions, as well as establishing the practice’s strategic direction. Prior to this role, Jon spent 9 years at New England Baptist Hospital, most recently as the Executive Director of Surgical Business Operations & Patient Access.
His career in healthcare began working as an orderly in the OR at Baystate Medical Center during college breaks. Since then, he has held multiple roles of progressing responsibility in different healthcare settings. Jon is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt who holds a Master of Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University. In 2020, he completed the 10 month Managing Health Care Delivery at Harvard Business School.
Greg DeConciliis began his career as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedics in 1999 at New England Baptist Hospital. In May of 2004, he left the Hospital to start-up Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites in Waltham, MA, an Orthopedic and Pain Management ASC. BOSS, as the Center is known, averages around 450 cases per month, and consistently achieves monthly profit margins over 50%. Greg also works with an additional multi-specialty ASC in Norwood, MA. Greg is also President of the Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Greg has been named one of the top Administrators to Know numerous times in Becker’s ASC Review; has authored numerous articles for the outpatient surgery industry, speaks nationally, and he continues to be active as a Physician Assistant, still scrubbing in on complex cases when needed.
Mr. Cataldo is a “serial entrepreneur” recently retired as founder and CEO of Convergent Dental, developers of the Solea dental laser. Solea is the first CO2 dental laser to enable dentists to deliver needle-free, drill free, pain free patient experiences for everything from fillings to gum surgeries. Solea also offers non-surgical snoring relief and cavity prevention that is six times more effective than conventional fluoride treatments. Prior to Convergent Dental, Mr. Cataldo served as CEO of Cambridge Semantics, a Boston–based technology start-up focused on delivering the first ever development platform and toolkit based on the W3C’s semantic technology standards. Before that Mr. Cataldo spent seven years as a private investor, management consultant and Venture Partner at Long River Ventures, focused early stage companies. In these roles, he applied his experience as a start-up founder and CEO to develop business models and execution plans. In 1997, Mr. Cataldo founded MediVation, Inc., which developed the first patient portal for structured communications between doctors and their patients over the Internet. Having obtained a patent for automated communications of this sort and established MediVation as the market leader, Mr. Cataldo sold the company to McKesson Corporation in 2000. Prior to founding MediVation, Mr. Cataldo served as the General Manager of Optika Imaging’s healthcare division. Mr. Cataldo came to Optika having served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for STC Corporation whose DataGate product became the de facto standard for healthcare integration technology during his tenure there. In his early career, Mr. Cataldo held various management, marketing and sales positions at IBAX Healthcare Systems, Shared Medical Systems and Cable and Wireless. Mr. Cataldo graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics in 1983.