Dr. James Kasser, MD

Dr. James Kasser, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. James Kasser, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Waltham, MA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

9 Hope Ave

Waltham, MA 02453

Contact Information

(617) 355-6021

Insurance Accepted

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Dislocation
more than 16% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 6% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Kasser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kasser "James R. Kasser, M.D. is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, working at Boston Children's Hospital for the past 33 years. He is the Ormandy Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kasser's primary clinical focus has been on lower extremity congenital abnormalities and trauma. His academic work has focused on clinical research related to his orthopaedic practice. He is presently the Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Children's Hospital where he has served in this capacity for the past 7 years. He was the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from 1994-2013. Nationally, he has served as the President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and been on the boards of both the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He served as a Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for 10 years, and was President of that accrediting organization in 2011. He is presently on the Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and on the Board of Boston Children's Hospital."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kasser "Dr. James Kasser was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the second of four children, and the son of an engineer. Following completion of high school in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, he completed a degree in mechanical engineering at Lehigh University. Rather than return to Pittsburgh to pursue an engineering career in the metals industry, Dr. Kasser switched to bioengineering and then to medicine, moving to Boston in 1972 and attending Tufts University School of Medicine.

It was at Tufts that Dr. Kasser was exposed to Dr. Henry Banks and a number of outstanding orthopaedic surgery mentors that set him on a career in academic orthopaedic surgery. After completing his residency, he did a fellowship at DuPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. Rather than being enthralled with the rapidly developing innovations in total joint reconstruction and arthroscopy, he was motivated by caring for young children with congenital deformities, growth abnormalities and leg length differences."

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

12  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Clubfoot
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Orthopedic Trauma

6  Procedures

  • Foot Care
  • Foot Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Lehigh University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Maine Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Alfred I. Dupont Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kasser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kasser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kasser to family and friends
7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kasser's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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