Dr. Lawrence Karlin, MD

Save

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Lawrence Karlin, MD
Dr. Lawrence Karlin is a senior orthopaedic surgeon at Boston Children's Hospital and the orthopaedic consultant to the Center for Spina Bifida. He specializes in spinal deformities and the orthopaedic conditions associated with spina bifida. He has published over 50 scientific papers and book chapters, and is a member of many orthopaedic organizations including the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Growing Spine Study Group, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He has held leadership roles in the Scoliosis Research Society and has been a national and international visiting professor.

Learn about this doctor

Dr. Karlin's Care Philosophy

Over his 35 years of practice, he has been involved in the development of innovative new technology, but his primary goal is to provide the best and most personal care for his patients. He takes most pride in that accomplishment. His efforts have been recognized by rewards such as Compassionate Physician, Best Doctors, Vitals Patient Choice and Boston Magazine's Best Doctors of Boston, and, most importantly, by the many families with whom he has developed a long and warm relationship.

Dr. Karlin's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Karlin's experience matches your preferences.

1
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

9
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

3
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Karlin

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Karlin has admitting privileges.

Dr. Karlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karlin to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Karlin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Boston, MA |
One of the best physicians I have ever met. He performed spinal fusion for my daughter's extreme scoliosis. He is warm, detailed, dedicated, and without ego -- and has the personality to win trust from kids.
Winchester, MA |
We have had a wonderful experience with Dr Karlin. My daughter had surgery last summer for scoliosis in her back. It was a long and involved procedure. She has healed nicely. Dr. Karlin is friendly, warm, and professional. I would highly recommend him as a surgeon.
in Boston, MA |
He has confidence, knowledge and made myself and my 12 yr old feel comfortable.
Have you seen Dr. Lawrence Karlin, MD?
Are you Dr. Karlin?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Compare Dr. Karlin

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches

Dr. Karlin says...

Dr. Lawrence Karlin is a senior orthopaedic surgeon at Boston Children's Hospital and the orthopaedic consultant to the Center for Spina Bifida.  He specializes in spinal deformities and the orthopaedic conditions associated with spina bifida.  He has published over 50 scientific papers and book chapters, and is a member of many orthopaedic organizations including the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Growing Spine Study Group, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.  He has held leadership roles in the Scoliosis Research Society and has been a national and international visiting professor.

Dr. Karlin's Care Philosophy

Over his 35 years of practice, he has been involved in the development of innovative new technology, but his primary goal is to provide the best and most personal care for his patients.  He takes most pride in that accomplishment.  His efforts have been recognized by rewards such as Compassionate Physician, Best Doctors, Vitals Patient Choice and Boston Magazine's Best Doctors of Boston, and, most importantly, by the many families with whom he has developed a long and warm relationship.  

Dr. Karlin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Karlin has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

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

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Karlin's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Lordosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Completed in 1972

  • Residency Hospital
    New England Medical Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Undergraduate School
    Hamilton College

    Graduated in 1967

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Karlin does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Karlin and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spine Surgery