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

Tumor Service


While I have been busy clinically this past year with my tumor practice at both BIDMC and Boston Children’s Hospital, my administrative duties for BIDMC and HMS occupy a large part of my time. I continue to participate in several local, national and international orthopaedic organizations as well as continuing collaborative research and publications. My time has been recently focused on starting practices at other sites: we welcomed the Needham Orthopaedic group into our full time faculty this year and are helping to develop a vibrant orthopaedic service in Brockton with our partner Signature Health Care. BIDMC is busy expanding to Jordan Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance and other sites which creates orthopaedic opportunities. I was also recently named Chairman for the Executive Committee for Orthopaedics at Harvard Medical School. In my free time, I enjoy playing the clarinet and cycling. I am a long-time member of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. I am also an avid cyclist and just recently completed my sixth 192 mile Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research with my team “Pedal for Pediatrics”.


All of this is possible because of my able colleague, Dr. Megan E. Anderson who is busy taking care of patients while I’m in meetings! Dr. Anderson continues to grow her practice in musculoskeletal oncology both at BIDMC and Boston Children’s Hospital, and recently also began seeing patients at Dana Farber. She has been involved in several research initiatives including the PARITY study (a randomized study looking at length of postoperative antibiotics following tumor surgery), for which she is a site PI. She is also looking at our long term functional and quality of life outcomes for our pediatric limb salvage patients. She is involved in the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society as well as New England Orthopedic Society. She is a member of the faculty of the annual Boston Pathology Course and continues to organize the Tumor Core Curriculum for residents. She is also expecting her second child later this fall!

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