Dr. Mininder Kocher, MD

Dr. Mininder Kocher, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Mininder Kocher, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Waltham, MA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.Read his story

9 Hope Ave

Waltham, MA 02453

Contact Information

(617) 355-6021

Insurance Accepted

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Hip Arthroscopy
more than 42% of peers

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Dr. Kocher's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kocher "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."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • 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)


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


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Beth Isreal Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Harvard Combined Prgm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kocher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kocher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kocher to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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  • 1

Dr. Kocher's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Kocher treated me for a torn labral in my hip as well as to remove bone fragments after a fall. He did more than that by reshaping the curve of my hip joint because it was the wrong shape. He did this without telling me it was even a possibility. I have been in severe to moderate pain ever...more
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Dr. Kocher is excellent at what he does! He operated on my knee and I had a great recovery. His interpersonal skills are fantastic. He knows how to explain something so it is easy to understand. I highly recommend him! My daughter minor has also seen Dr. Kocher and agrees!
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He's so great at what he does! Great bedside manor
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Hospitals where Dr. Kocher has admitting privileges

Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
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New England Baptist Hospital
125 Parker Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02120
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
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Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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