Hand Surgeon Martinez Joins St. Elizabeth's

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fellowship-trained Hand Specialist Speaks Spanish

BRIGHTON - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center this week welcomes hand surgeon Federico Martinez, MD, to the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Martinez, who speaks Spanish fluently, comes to St. Elizabeth’s after having Hand Surgeon Federico Martinezcompleted the prestigious hand surgery fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

Dr. Martinez’ expertise covers everything in the hand and wrist, including all chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or injury from an acute trauma, fracture or laceration. His areas of interest include carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, fractures of the fingers, wrist or forearm, joint replacement of fingers and trigger fingers.

“Dr. Martinez brings an excellent skill set that complements our services in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery,” said Robert Nicoletta, MD, chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

In addition to the hand surgery fellowship program, Dr. Martinez completed his residency and training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and he earned both a bachelor’s of science and a master’s of science in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

With access to advanced MRI and x-ray equipment, state-of-the-art operating rooms and complete physical therapy services, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers a full array of services. Physicians and clinical staff have expertise in all aspects of diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and injuries related to the musculoskeletal system, including the bones and joints of the hands, arms, legs and spine. St. E’s orthopedic physicians serve thousands of patients each year as well as the college athletic teams at Boston College.   

Dr. Martinez will be seeing patients in the Bone and Joint Center on CCP 9. To request an appointment, please call 617-779-6500.  

About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Thompson Reuters Top 100 Hospital, is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  Areas of medical excellence include cardiology, neurosciences, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine.  St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, which is the second largest health care system in New England.  Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at StewardStElizabeths.org.

About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is a community-based accountable care organization and the parent company of Caritas Christi Health Care.  Headquartered in Boston, Steward has more than 13,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in 85 communities.  Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Morton Hospital in Taunton and Quincy Medical Center. Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Physician Network, Steward Hospice and Home Care, Labouré College and Por Cristo.  Further information is available at www.Steward.org.


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