Robert L. Patz, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For over 15 years, he has been practicing orthopaedic surgery with a subspecialty interest in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery in the greater Boston area. Dr. Patz is also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as, a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He earned the Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Patz is the current president of the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association, and has served on the board of directors for many years.
Dr. Patz received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University. He received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in 1991. He was subsequently accepted to and completed the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Boston University Medical Center in 1996. He completed an accredited one-year Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia (ORV) in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Patz is affiliated with a number of local hospitals, including the New England Baptist Hospital, which is rated as one of the top orthopaedic hospitals in the country. He also performs surgery at the Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton, and Steward Norwood Hospital. Dr. Patz is a clinical instructor in the New England Baptist Sports Medicine fellowship program. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. These academic and clinical affiliations help Dr. Patz provide his patients the most up-to-date, highest quality orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine care.
Dr. Patz’s primary clinical interests include all arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, and sports medicine. He has been involved in the care of athletes from the high school to the professional level. He has published articles in peer review journals and made presentations at meetings throughout the country. In 2013, Dr. Patz received the Castle Connolly's Top Doctors award, and in 2015 he was named on The South Shore Magazines Best Doctor List for the South Shore and Cape Cod areas, and received the Vitals.com On-Time Doctor Award.
Dr. Patz and his wife, Tracy, are both Massachusetts natives. They live in the western suburbs of Boston with their three young daughters.
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