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Brian Grottkau, M.D.

Brian Grottkau, M.D.

Brian Edward Grottkau, M.D., is on the staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and is the chief of pediatric Orthopaedics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Grottkau is an accomplished surgeon and researcher who treats all pediatric orthopaedic disorders in addition to complex spine disorders in children.

Dr. Brian Grottkau graduated from Harvard University with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1985, and went on to earn his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He finished his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. Dr. Grottkau also completed fellowships in orthopaedic trauma, spine surgery and pediatric orthopaedics.

Dr. Grottkau initially came to Massachusetts General Hospital in 1990 and has served as chief of pediatric orthopaedics since 2002. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and is director of the Peabody Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics. In those roles, he is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows.


  • Medical Degree, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, New England Baptist Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of California Davis Medical Center

Board certifications:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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