Edward K. Rodriguez, MD, PhD
Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
The Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) offers leading-edge technology and clinical expertise in state-of-the-art facilities. We provide efficient care in a comfortable setting and are committed to making your treatment as convenient and pleasant as possible.

Patients benefit from easy access to all of BIDMC's specialist and medical resources, including a state-of-the-art Level I emergency department; rehabilitation services; pain clinic; and expertise in medicine, radiology, plastic surgery, podiatry, gerontology and anesthesia.

A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BIDMC's biomechanics laboratory is at the forefront of developing novel, clinical approaches for treating musculoskeletal conditions. The department participates in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.

Our physicians keep current on the newest advances in orthopaedics care, including arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive procedures. The department works in close collaboration with other BIDMC departments and specialists.

The department offers 24 hour-a-day/7 day-a-week coverage, including trauma call through BIDMC's Level I Emergency Department and offers a unique multidisciplinary, collaborative care model that includes the following specialties: Joint replacement and reconstruction, Hand and upper extremity surgery (hand, wrist and elbow), Geriatric orthopaedics, Orthopaedic trauma, Musculoskeletal medicine, Foot and ankle surgery, Orthopaedic oncology, Sports medicine and Spine surgery.

The Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center presently has five full-time principal investigators and additional clinician-scientists who collaborate with laboratory-based investigators. Collectively, the laboratory accommodates approximately 50 researchers, including post-doctoral and research fellows, undergraduate and graduate students.