Luke S. Oh, MD
- Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Program Director, Harvard Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
- Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
- Medical Director, Futures Collegiate Baseball League
- Team Physician, New England Revolution
- Consultant, New England Patriots
- Consultant, Boston Red Sox
- Consultant, Boston Bruins
- Consultant, Harvard University
Surgical Specialty and Clinical Interests:
- Sports-Related Injuries of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee
- Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries
- Minimally-Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery
- SLAP Bankart Labrum Repair & Latarjet
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Clavicle Fracture
- Biceps/Triceps Repair
- Knee Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
- Meniscus Surgery and Cartilage Restoration
- Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
- Elbow Fracture-Dislocation
- Elbow Ligament Repair (Tommy John Surgery)
Dr. Oh received his A.B. from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and an M.S. from the Roswell ParkCancer Institute in 1996. He received his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and awarded the Michael J. Caruso Humanitarian Award. Dr. Oh completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery and was awarded the Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching and Leadership Award.
Subsequently, Dr. Oh completed 3 fellowships for his subspecialty training. His first fellowship was in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital where he developed proficiency in advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopic techniques and obtained experience in the care of professional and elite athletes. The second fellowship was in Elbow and Shoulder Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, in which he developed expertise in advanced elbow arthroscopy as well as complex reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. The third was an apprenticeship with Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama during which Dr. Oh learned the Andrews technique of Tommy John ligament reconstruction for professional baseball pitchers.
Dr. Oh is an Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and has joint appointments in the Division of Sports Medicine and the Division of Elbow Surgery at MGH as well as the Combined MGH/BWH Harvard Shoulder Service. He is a team physician for the Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, New England Patriots, and Walpole High School. He is also an orthopaedic consultant for the Boston Bruins, Harvard University, Suffolk University, and Curry College.
His clinical and research interests include treatment of elbow and shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete, rotator cuff repair, complex arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, complex knee ligament and meniscus surgery, and elbow and shoulder joint replacement. Dr. Oh’s current research includes: 1) development of tissue engineering techniques for improvement of rotator cuff healing, 2) biomechanical investigation of dynamic shoulder joint kinematics after Latarjet coracoid transfer for shoulder instability, 3) clinical outcomes studies of elbow function in baseball pitchers and gymnasts after arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions, 4) biomechanical and clinical studies of injuries sustained in adolescent baseball and softball players, and 5) clinical studies regarding injuries sustained during collision sports such as football and ice hockey.
His cutting-edge research has garnered national and international recognition. In 2016, Dr. Oh received the Best Oral Poster Presentation Award at the 13th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery for research performed on shoulder and elbow biomechanics of the softball fastpitch. In 2010, Dr. Oh was the recipient of the Mel Post Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. In 2009, he was a member of the MGH research team that received the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Award (Best Research in Sports Medicine) from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for a biomechanical investigation of ligament injuries in the knee and the effect of subsequent surgical reconstruction on knee joint function.
Dr. Oh had previously been identified as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association and was one of 15 individuals selected nationally for participation in the Clinician-Scientist Development Program sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and Orthopaedic Research Society. In 2015, Dr. Oh was one of three American surgeons selected by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine as a 2015 Traveling Fellow to Asia.