Beith Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mark C. Gebhardt, MD

Mark C. Gebhardt, M.D.

Frederick W. and Jane M. Ilfeld Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard medical school

2012-13 Chief's Report | BIDMC Chief's Report 2012-2013 PDF

Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service


Arun Ramappa, M.D. provides expertise in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, serving as the Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine. He works with the Senior Resident on their Sports rotation and was recently recognized for his research, along with Ara Nazarian, Ph.D. and Joe DeAngelis, M.D. on the throwing shoulder. Their work in the Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies continues to be supported by a grant from Major League Baseball to study glenohumeral and scapulothoracic kinematics. Joseph DeAngelis, M.D., has continued to expand his clinical practice and now sees patients in Boston, Milton and Brockton. Dr. DeAngelis was recently accepted to the executive MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Drs. Lars Richardson and Jeffrey Zilberfarb continue their sports medicine practice as well, making a significant contribution to the education of both the junior and senior residents during the rotation as well as to the education of HMS students. Dr. Louis Meeks recently retired after over 20 years of clinical practice.


Ryan Friedberg, M.D., continues to develop his busy practice as a primary care sports medicine physician and was joined by Bridget Quinn, M.D., a primary care sports medicine physician, who continues to develop her clinical practice and has expanded to several off site locations such as Lexington, Chelsea and Boston. She is the Director of BIDMC’s Women’s Orthopaedic Initiative, which is a multi-disciplinary center focused on caring for unique female musculoskeletal health needs. Dr. Quinn’s particular area of interest is dance medicine, and she continues to give lectures on issues unique to female athletes and dancers. She recently finished first place for her poster on Multiple Physeal Metatarsal Stress Fractures in a dancer at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science meeting.


We are also pleased to welcome new clinician, Preeti Shastri, M.D. to the Division of Sports Medicine. She is primary care sports medicine physician. Her emphasis is on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries caused by sports participation and exercise. She has only been here a few months and is already quite busy!

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