Meet the Orthopedics Team
Thomas J. Gill, MD, Chairman – ACL Surgery/Knee Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Rotator Cuff, Labral Repair
Dr. Gill is the chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. In recent years, he served as medical director for the Boston Red Sox, head team physician for the New England Patriots and team physician for the Boston Bruins. Dr. Gill has authored more than 160 scientific articles and chapters on issues involving the knee and shoulder, and has previously written books on complications of shoulder surgery and techniques of knee arthroscopy.
A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gill completed his residency at the Harvard Orthopaedics Combined Residency Program. He completed a fellowship in reconstructive surgery in Bern, Switzerland and a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.
Jonathan Cluett, MD – Joint Replacement, Arthroscopic and Robotic-assisted
Dr. Cluett is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder joints. 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.
Charles Day, MD, MBA – Hand, Wrist, Elbow
Dr. Day is a nationally renowned expert in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He was a Rabkin Medical Education Fellow at the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic hand surgery at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Day completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he also completed a fellowship in orthopedic research. He earned his medical degree from the University of California in San Francisco and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Day is currently an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Diane M. English, MD – Non-operative Orthopedics
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.
Paul Glazer, MD – Spine
Dr. Glazer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. He specializes in spinal deformities and spinal trauma.
Timothy Hartshorn, MD – Joint Replacement, Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder
Dr. Hartshorn is a Harvard fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, as well as joint replacement and general orthopedics. Dr. Hartshorn has expertise in complex, revision procedures along with primary and minimally-invasive surgery.
He completed a fellowship shoulder surgery at the Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston.
Jennifer Luz, MD – Occupational and Sports Medicine
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 Ballet, Boston Breakers, and 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.
Stephen Murphy, MD – Hips and Knees, Joint Replacement
Dr. Murphy is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is a pioneer in the field of knee and hip computer-assisted surgery. His major clinical interests are joint preserving surgery of the hip and knee, surgical navigation/computer-assisted reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, and tissue-preserving, minimally invasive surgery of the hip and knee.
He is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. A graduate of Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Murphy was a Maurice E. Muller Fellow in adult reconstructive surgery at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals, and Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland. Dr. Murphy also completed two fellowships in orthopedic biomechanics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He also completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program in Boston and a second residency in orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.
James Sarni, MD – Physiatry
Dr. Sarni is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in spine care, sports medicine and arthritis care. He earned his medical degree at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Sarni 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. He 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, FRCSC, Chief of Orthopedic Trauma
Matthew Werger, MD – Joint Replacement, Robotic-assisted
Dr. Werger is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the chief of Arthroplasty at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He is fellowship-trained in hip and knee replacement, with a particular interest in primary and revision 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. He 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.
Elspeth (Elly) Hart, PA-C, ATC – Gymnastics Medicine
Elspeth (Elly) Hart, PA-C, ATC is a physician assistant in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Department. She was a Region VI level 10 Junior Olympic competitor and gymnast in Massachusetts and was recruited for Division I gymnastics at James Madison University in Virginia. At James Madison, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine and became a Certified Athletic Trainer. Hart attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science where she received a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. While employed at Boston Children’s Hospital as a Physician Assistant in Sports Medicine she started the hospital's first injured gymnast clinic. After leading the clinic for one year she gained more insight and knowledge on gymnastics injuries and treatment as well as caught the eye of USA Gymnastics who has since hired her a volunteer medical staff.