Renowned, Board-Certified Boston Orthopedists Excel at Caring for Patients with Joint Pain and Muscle Problems

Our highly skilled team of orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, rheumatologists, athletic trainers, and therapists work together to ensure every orthopedic patient receives individualized treatment plans and the highest quality of care available.

Also, physical therapy can be an important part of a patient’s recovery after an orthopedic injury. Our orthopedic team works with every patient to ensure they receive the appropriate ongoing support in their rehabilitation. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has its own Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Program located near our Brighton campus.

  • Thomas J. Gill, MD
    Thomas J. Gill, MD
    Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Bone & Joint

    Dr. Gill is the chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In recent years, he has served as medical director for the Boston Red Sox, head team physician for the New England Patriots, team physician for the Boston Bruins and medical director of Boston Ballet. Dr. Gill has authored more than 170 scientific articles and book chapters on injuries involving the knee and shoulder, and has written books on complications of shoulder surgery and techniques of knee arthroscopy.

    A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gill completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. He completed the Maurice Muller Fellowship in reconstructive surgery in Bern, Switzerland and a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

  • Diane M.  English, MD
    Diane M. English, MD
    General Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

    Dr. English is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center and training at the University of Colorado Medical College.  She has served as head team physician for Boston College.

  • James Sarni, MD
    James Sarni, MD
    Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

    Dr. Sarni is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in spine care, sports medicine, arthritis care, fluoroscopic spinal injections, and rehabilitation. Prior to joining St. Elizabeth's, he founded the Spine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital where he worked for 16 years. Dr. Sarni earned his medical degree at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Hospital for Joint Disease in New York and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Sarni has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and in the Department of Orthopedics at Tufts University School of Medicine and as a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.

  • Hans Van Lancker, MD
    Hans Van Lancker, MD
    Orthopedics, Trauma

    Top Do LogoDr. Van Lancker is the chief of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he is an accomplished orthopedic trauma surgeon with experience at two Level I trauma centers, as well as a teacher and researcher. Dr. Van Lancker completed the Harvard Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada. He earned his medical degree from the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where he was in an eight-year early acceptance combined medical and undergraduate program. Dr. Van Lancker is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

  • Jennifer Luz, MD
    Jennifer Luz, MD
    Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Fellowship trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Dr. Luz takes a non-surgical approach to the treatment of musculoskeletal sports conditions. She focuses on treating the whole patient to prevent injury, improve performance and enhance overall health for child and adult athletes of all skill levels. Dr. Luz specializes in ultrasound-guided diagnostics, utilizing in-office imaging to diagnose a variety of joint, muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries and also specializes in ultrasound-guided procedures to treat these conditions. A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Harvard Medical School PM&R program, and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital Harvard Medical School Sports Medicine program. She is a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics at Tufts University School of Medicine and is Assistant Team Physician for the Boston Cannons. Dr. Luz is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

  • Jonathan Cluett, MD
    Jonathan Cluett, MD
    Orthopedics, Joint Replacement

    Dr. Cluett is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Dr. Cluett completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC, followed by a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship with the Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group in California.

  • Matthew Werger, MD
    Matthew Werger, MD
    Orthopedics, Joint Replacement

    Dr. Werger is chief of Arthroplasty/Joint Replacement Service at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in hip and knee replacement. Dr. Werger has a particular interest in primary and revision joint replacement procedures. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He then completed a fellowship in Hip and Knee Reconstruction at Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa. He has additional specialty training in robotic- and computer-assisted joint replacement surgery and established the leading robotic surgery program in orthopedic surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Dr. Werger uses the minimally-invasive, muscle-sparing anterior approach for hip replacements to return patients more quickly back to their active lives.

    After completing his residency in 2012, Dr. Werger joined the Air Force as an orthopedic surgeon and served overseas in South Korea and Germany. He holds an academic appointment with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Werger has authored numerous orthopedic articles in leading journals, and he lectures both locally and internationally. He is actively involved in research to improve patient care and outcomes.