Dr. Mininder S. Kocher, MD

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Dr. Mininder S. Kocher, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115 Get Directions
(617) 355-6021

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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

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      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Bone Disorders
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Limb Pain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pediatric Sports Injuries
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Sports Injuries
      • Sports Injuries of the Knee
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • Hip Arthroscopy
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
      • Sports Medicine Surgery

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Duke University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1993

      • Internship Hospital
        Beth Isreal Hospital

        Completed in 1994

      • Residency Hospital
        Harvard Combined Prgm

        Completed in 1998

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Boston Children's Hospital

        Completed in 1999

        Steadman Hawkins Clinic

        Completed in 2000

      • Undergraduate School
        Dartmouth College

        Graduated in 1989

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      • English
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      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Kocher says...

      Dr. Kocher is the Associate Director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is an internationally renown clinical and research expert in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. 

      His clinical practice focuses on knee arthroscopy, ACL injury, OCD, meniscus tears, patellofemoral instability, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder instability, hip arthroscopy, femoroacetabular impingement, elbow arthroscopy, UCL reconstruction, and foot and ankle surgery. He is the head team physician of numerous high schools, head team physician at Babson College, head orthopedic surgeon at Northeastern University, and team physician for the US Ski Team and USA Track & Field. 

      His research focuses on clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. He directs a clinical research unit that studies clinical effectiveness using randomized clinical trials, prospective cohort studies, registries, expected-value decision analysis, cost-effectiveness, outcomes assessment, and qualitative methods. 

      Kocher has published over 170 scientific articles, 80 book chapters, 5 textbooks, and has been a visiting professor in over 20 countries. He has received numerous research awards including the Angela Kuo Award, the Arthur Heune Award, the Vernon Thompson Award, and the Kappa Delta Award (orthopedic surgery's highest honor). He has also received numerous clinical awards including Best of Boston by Boston Magazine, Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, America's Top Doctors by Castle Connelly, and Who's Who in the World by Strathmore. 

      He has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Herald, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, and Sports Illustrated. He has served in leadership positions with numerous organizations including being elected to the Board of Directors of the AAOS, POSNA, and AOSSM.