Glen Ross, MD
Specializing in Sports Medicine
Dr. Glen Ross is the Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital, where he has been on staff as an attending orthopaedic surgeon for 22 years. Additionally, he is chief of the Sports Medicine division, and the co-director of the Sports medicine fellowship at NEBH. Dr. Ross is on staff at Boston Outpatient Surgical Suites, and consults at Mount Auburn Hospital. He is both the founder, and director of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Center within Boston Orthopedics & Spine.
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Dr. Glen Ross is the chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital, where he has been on staff as an attending orthopaedic surgeon for 22 years. Additionally, he is chief of the Sports Medicine division, and the co-director of the Sports medicine fellowship at NEBH. Dr. Ross is on staff at Boston Outpatient Surgical Suites, and consults at Mount Auburn Hospital. He is both the founder, and director of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Center within Boston Orthopedics & Spine.
Dr. Ross holds academic appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Ross has lectured extensively, both domestically and internationally. He has authored numerous journal articles and chapters throughout his career, with continued involvement in orthopaedic research.
He is a member of several specialty societies, including the American Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. His honors include several teaching awards and numerous Navy service medals. In 1998, he received a Neer nomination, recognizing his work in elbow studies. Dr. Ross has been featured in both “Best of Boston,” and Castle-Connolly’s “Best Orthopaedic Surgeons in America.”
Dr. Ross is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. After earning his medical degree from Duke University, he completed his fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital. He is a Navy veteran of 24 years, and held the rank of Captain in the Naval Medical Corps Reserve.
A specialist in shoulder and elbow disorders, as well as Sports Medicine, Dr. Ross has research and clinical interests in upper extremity injuries, and conditions. He has extensive experience in treatment of shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder arthroscopy, replacement, and instability. His elbow expertise includes disorders of tendons and ligaments, arthritis, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Ross has a large experience with workman’s compensation injuries, and has served as a consultant to the Boston Fire Department for shoulder injury evaluation.
Patients may be seen through the offices of Boston Orthopaedic & Spine (617.738.8642/ 617.5883020) in Brighton and Waltham.
Shoulder & Elbow, conditions & surgery
Licensure and Certification
1994 Massachusetts, Certificate #80933
1994 Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
1994 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part II
1992 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part I
1985 Diplomate #NBME
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS)
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Professional Team Physicians (PTP)
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Education: Duke University School of Medicine, 1984
1984 M.D. Duke University School of Medicine
1980 B.A. Chemistry Duke University
Post Doctor Training:
1995-1996 Fellowship: Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Surgery New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
1988-1992 Residency-Orthopedic Surgery National Naval Medical Ctr., Bethesda, MD
1984-1985 Internship-Surgery National Naval Medical Ctr., Bethesda, MD
Achievements & Publications
Awards and Honors
2023 Castle Connelly Top Doctors 2022 Castle Connelly Top Doctors
2022 Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors
2021 Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors
2020 Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors
2019 Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors
2018 MedStatix Top Performer Certificate
2017 Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors
1998 Neer Award Nominee for Elbow Research
1996, 1999 Navy Commendation Medal
1993 Navy Achievement Medal
1993 Bethesda Research Competition Award
1980-1984 Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship
1980 Graduate with Distinction
1976-1980 Dean’s List, Class Honors
Evaluation of Posteriolateral Complex Injuries of the Knee. Athletic Knee Injuries, Boston, MA 1999
Relative Gender Incidence of ACL Injury at a Military Service Academy. AAOS, Anaheim, California, Feb. 1999.
AOSSM Specialty Day, Anaheim, CA. Feb. 1999.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Elbow Dislocations. Grand Rounds, New England Baptist Hospital, 1999.
Diagnosis and Treatment of SLAP Lesions. Boston shoulder Symposium, 1999.
Recognition of Latrogenic Subscapularis Injury. Boston Shoulder Symposium, 1999.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Occupational Elbow Disorders. Lewis Millinder Occupational Medicine Conference, Waltham, MA Mar., 2000.
Adhesive Capsulitis. Evaluation of Shoulder Instability. Boston Primary Shoulder Conference, Jan., 2000.
The Knee: Physical Examination. Assorted Knee Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment. Boston Primary Care Knee conference. April 2000.
ACL Reconstruction Using Hamstring and Transfix. OATS and Cartilage Repair Update. Arthrex Instructional Course Series. Naples , FL., Feb., 2000.
Ross, G., Chronister, R., Ove, P., McDevitt, E. Treatment of Elbow Dislocation Utilizing an Immediate Motion Protocol. Am J of Sports Medicine. Vol. 27, No. 3, pp308-311, 1999.
Wilkens, J.H., Ross, G., et al., Relative Gender Incidence of ACL Injury at a Military Service Academy. Am J of Sports Medicine. Vol. 28, No. 1. pp98-102, 2000.
Ross, G. Clinical Techniques: on Site Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Elbow Dislocations. The Physician and Sports Medicine. Vol. 27, No. 2 pp1210122, 1999.
Ross, G., Regan, K., Wilckens, J., McDevitt, E. Rupture of the Peroneus Longus Tendon In a Military Athlete. The American Journal of Orthopedics. Vol. 28 no. 11, pp65708, 1999.
Ross, G., Graybil, J., McDevitt, E. Chondral Injury After Meniscal Repair with Bioabsorbable Arrows, Arthroscopy. Manuscript Accepted.
Ross, G., Chapman, A., Newberg, A., Scheller, A. Magnetic Resonance Imaging For the Evaluation of Acute Posterolateral complex Injuries of the Knee. Am J Sports Medicine. Vol. 25, No. 4, pp444-449, 1997.
Ross, G., Cronin, R., et al. The plantar Ecchymosis Sign. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Vol. 10, No. 2, 1996.
Mazur, J.M., Ross, G., et al. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Children with Suspected Musculoskeletal Infection. Journal Pediatric Orthopedics. Vol. 15 pp. 147-7, 1995.
Licthman, D.M, Ross, G. Revascularization of the Lunate in Kienbockês Disease. In Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Gelnerman, R.H. Ed., 1994 pp 363-372.
Ross, G., Kuwamura, f., Goral, A. Association of Farbryês Disease with Femoral Head Avascular Necrosis. Orthopedics, Vol. 16, no. 4, 1993.
Eglseder, W., Ross, G. Transscaphoid Palmer Lunate Dislocation with proximal Scaphoid Dissociation ® A Case Report. Military Medicine.
Ross, G., Degnan, G. Technical Modifications to the Boyd-Anderson Procedure for Distal Biceps Rupture. Internet Publication. Vesalius.com.
Ross, G., Vincent, M. Tissue Expanders: Application in Military and Civilian Settings. U.S. Navy Medicine. February 1987.
Ross, G. Errors in Emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine. December 15, 1986.
Lowe, J.E., Ross, G., Adams, D., Jennings, R.B., Schaper, J. Appearance of N-lines in Cardiac Ischemia. J. Mol and Cell Cardiology. Vol. 17, No 12, December 1985.
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