Luke Oh, MD
Luke S. Oh, MD is an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Director of the MGH Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who holds an additional Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a specialist in sports medicine injuries, minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery, and complex reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.
Dr. Oh is an Instructor in Orthopaedics at Harvard Medical School and faculty of the Harvard/MGH Sports Medicine Fellowship, the Harvard Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship, and the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He is also a member of the medical staff for several professional sports teams including the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Lowell Spinners. In addition, he serves as an orthopaedic surgery consultant for the Boston Bruins, Futures Collegiate Baseball League, and Harvard University.
After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Oh attended Georgetown Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and awarded the Michael Caruso Humanitarian Award. He completed residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery and was awarded the Jean McDaniel Chief Resident Teaching and Leadership Award.
Dr. Oh completed 3 fellowships. His first was in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at MGH where he developed proficiency in minimally-invasive shoulder and knee arthroscopy and obtained experience in the care of professional and elite athletes. The second fellowship was in Elbow and Shoulder Surgery at the Mayo Clinic where he developed expertise in cutting-edge elbow arthroscopy and complex reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. The third was an apprenticeship with Dr. James Andrews where Dr. Oh learned the Andrews technique for Tommy John ligament reconstruction for pitchers.
Dr. Oh's clinical and research interests include treatment of elbow and shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete, rotator cuff repair, complex arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, complex knee ligament and meniscus surgery, and elbow and shoulder joint replacement.
His current cutting-edge research includes: 1) development of tissue engineering techniques for improvement of rotator cuff healing, 2) biomechanical investigation of dynamic shoulder joint kinematics after Latarjet coracoid transfer for shoulder instability, and 3) clinical outcomes studies of elbow function in baseball pitchers and gymnasts after arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions.
His research initiatives have received national recognition. In 2010, Dr. Oh was the recipient of the Melvin Post Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for a study conducted on the outcomes and complications associated with revision total elbow replacement. In 2009, he was a member of the MGH research team that received the O'Donoghue Sports Injury Award (Best Research in Sports Medicine) from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for a biomechanical investigation of ligament injuries in the knee and the effect of subsequent surgical reconstruction on knee joint function.
Dr. Oh had previously been identified as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association and was one of 15 individuals selected nationally for participation in the Clinician-Scientist Development Program sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and Orthopaedic Research Society.