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.
Timothy Hartshorn, MD – Joint Replacement, Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder
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.
Stephen Murphy, MD – Hips and Knees, Joint Replacement
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.
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.
James Sarni, MD – Physiatry
Diane M. English, MD – Non-operative Orthopedics
Hans Van Lancker, MD, FRCSC, Chief of Orthopedic Trauma
Dr. Van Lancker is an accomplished surgeon with experience at two Level I trauma centers as well as a teacher and researcher. He completed the Harvard Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and completed 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. As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Van Lancker oversaw the annual player physicals and orthopaedic clinic treatment of the Montreal Canadians NHL Professional Hockey Team from 2010-2015.
John Wixted, MD – Fracture Care
Edward Rodriguez, MD – Fracture Care
Dr. Rodriguez is an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School who has extensive experience with geriatric trauma. Dr. Rodriguez completed two fellowships in orthopedic trauma: the first at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the second at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program in Boston and is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rodriguez also has a PhD in bioengineering from the University of California at San Diego. He is among a team at the forefront of developing a hydrogel based system for the acute management of wounds and bleeding.
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.
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.