Dr. Timothy Hartshorn, MD

Dr. Timothy Hartshorn, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Timothy Hartshorn, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Needham, MA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

145 Rosemary St Ste C

Needham, MA 02494

Contact Information

(781) 429-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Rotator Cuff Surgery
more than 84% of peers
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
more than 81% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Hartshorn's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Hartshorn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hartshorn "Timothy Hartshorn, M.D., is a Harvard fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. His passion for the shoulder was cultivated in large part by his mentors during residency at the University of Southern California and those during fellowship at the Harvard Shoulder Service. An invaluable part of his training was the time spent overseas training with world-renowned shoulder surgeons in Zurich, Switzerland, and Lyon, France. Dr. Hartshorn has written multiple book chapters and has many publications in the peer-reviewed literature. Recently, he was honored by his appointment as a faculty instructor for the San Diego Shoulder course, a prominent course now in its 31st year with attendees from around the globe. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hartshorn "The goal of Ortho.Boston is to distinguish ourselves by making patient satisfaction our ultimate metric for clinical success.  Understandably, surgeons often focus on objective treatment and outcome and may under appreciate the importance of the process – the experience of care.  Diagnostic procedures, surgeries, and therapies constitute treatment, but not care.  Our "heart" is just as important in the "Art" of medical practice, if not more so.   We care about your experience and how you perceive your care.  Were your questions answered?  Did we listen attentively?  Was the diagnosis and plan clearly explained?  More personal care leads to better communication, more reasonable expectations, and more patient involvement, all resulting in better quality of care.  Let us show you the Art of medicine is as important as the science."
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6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Hartshorn does not have any board certifications listed.

74  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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37  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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.


  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Southern California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Southern California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Hartshorn has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Hartshorn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hartshorn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartshorn to family and friends
8 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Hartshorn's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Hartshorn Says:

The ultimate measure of success is the patient's subjective feelings about the intervention performed.  At Ortho.Boston we expect that we are providing unparalleled care during all parts of the treatment process.  If there is an aspect of your care that does not meet your expectations, please let us know immediately.  A significant influence in how we continue to grow and improve is with your feedback.  Thank


Patient Comments (5)

I am actually not a patient myself, however I did take my father to see Dr. Hartshorn when he fell and fractured his hip. He was referred by a close friend, and I will be forever thankful. Dr. Hartshorn is kind, courteous, respectful, and, after seeing him multiple times for the requisite...more
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I would definitely recommend him to a family member or a friend. He does a very good job explaining the problem in a way that is easy to understand. Highly recommended.
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I had good experience with doctor hartshorn. I had gone to many doctors in boston and many of them didn't take time with me or didn't care about me. Not only is he a good doctor but he is very nice. I like him a lot and you should go see him. He is the best in boston I think.
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Probably the best doctor of any type that I have been to. And I am OLD! He has helped both me and my husband and we are very pleased.
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I saw many shoulder docs before I came to see him and all of them said I needed shoulder replacement. I really didn't want one, and he that although maybe in the end I would end up with one there are "always options" which was nice to hear. We did three stem cell injections in my shoulder and I...more
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