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Partners Online Second Opinions

For those with complex medical questions or concerns, looking for answers or alternatives, or simply peace of mind – we are here to help.

Partners Online Second Opinions has provided thousands of patients and physicians remote access to the many specialists affiliated with Partners HealthCare, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated healthcare delivery system, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Partners HealthCare network includes top hospitals in the United States, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Many of our specialists are world-renowned experts in their field, and are available to review medical history and related materials, and provide you with a written consultation report.

When you are faced with decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan, having another expert opinion is the first step towards getting the care you need.

For 200 years, patients have been traveling to Boston to get some of the best care in the world. Now you can access this expertise from the comfort of your home.


Featured Specialist
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Jon Warner, MD


Jon J.P. Warner, M.D. joined the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Dept. on April 1, 1998 as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Partner’s Health Care System and Chief of the Harvard Shoulder Service at Partners. He has since been promoted to Full Professor in June 2004. He has offices at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He comes to Boston from the University of Pittsburgh where he was Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director of the Shoulder Service, Assistant Director of the Center for Sports Medicine, and Co-Director of the Shoulder Research Laboratory at the Musculoskeletal Research Center. Under his direction over the eight years when he worked there Pittsburgh became known as one of the preeminent centers for management of problems of the shoulder, and also as the premier research center for study of biomechanics of the shoulder. He has authored over 80 peer review publications, more than 200 book chapters, and 4 books. His clinical and basic research has been recognized by more than 30 regional, national and international awards. These have included the Kappa Delta Award of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Sureons (Best Research in Orthopaedics), The O’Donoghue Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (Best Research in Sports Medicine), The Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (Best Research in Shoulder Problems), The John Joyce Award of the International Arthroscopy Association, The O’Connor Award of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (Best Research in Arthroscopy), and the Award for Best Paper of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society. In 1994 he was selected as one of the two traveling fellows in the inaugural year of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Exchange Fellowship representing this society to The European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has been a Visiting Professor and Lecturer on 300 occasions at meetings and Universities throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of numerous specialty societies including the Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. His practice is principally devoted to the treatment of problems of the shoulder and elbow.

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