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Andrew Jawa, MD
Andrew Jawa, MD

Dr. Jawa is the open shoulder specialist at Boston Sports & Shoulder Center. He focuses on primary and revision total shoulder replacements (Reverse and Anatomic), Latarjets, tendon transfers and fractures. He performs over 300 shoulder replacements each year. He is a regional and national leader in his field, training other surgeons on the best management and surgical techniques for shoulder surgery. He has served as the head of the shoulder section of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society, and is a full member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Dr. Jawa earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, followed by a Harvard combined orthopaedic surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also completed two fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital; one in hand and upper extremity surgery, and the other in shoulder and elbow surgery. He performs all of his surgeries at the New England Baptist Hospital and the Boston Outpatient Surgical Suites.

JACOB KIRSCH, MD
JACOB KIRSCH, MD

Dr. Kirsch is a shoulder and elbow specialist at Boston Sports & Shoulder Center. He specializes in arthroscopic and open treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions, including shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tears, fractures, and instability. He has advanced training in primary and revision shoulder replacement surgery. He has a particular focus in complex problems of the shoulder requiring shoulder replacement, sports related injuries, shoulder instability with bone loss, irreparable tendon tears and failed previous surgery.

Dr. Kirsch graduated Magna Cum Laude from Franklin & Marshall College as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He earned his Doctor of Medicine with distinction from George Washington University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society and received the Julius S. Neviaser Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery. He went on to complete an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan, where he also served as a team physician for the University of Michigan Men’s Basketball team for several years. Dr. Kirsch also received advanced international training in shoulder surgery from world-renowned experts in Lyon, France.

Dr. Kirsch then completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

KIET LE, PA-C
KIET LE, PA-C

Kiet works closely with Dr. Jawa and Dr. Kirsch as a Physician Assistant. He completed his Bachelor of Science in sports medicine at Quinnipiac University, and his Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical College. He has extensive experience with joint replacements of the knee and shoulder. He should be considered a navigator for the process of your total shoulder replacement and is available to answer questions about surgery at any time before and after the operation. Additionally, he often assists in the operating room on the day of surgery. He can be reached by calling A.J. or by calling our main phone number, 781-890-2133, and asking a member of our staff to send a message through your patient chart.

Marie Peacock - Surgical Coordinator

Marie handles all surgery, imaging and procedure scheduling for Dr Jawa and Kiet. She is the bridge between patient and provider. She is able to answer common logistical questions before and after surgery, as well as connect patients with the team to answer any clinical questions.

Danielle Michitson - Surgical Coordinator

Danielle handles all surgery, imaging and procedure scheduling for Dr. Kirsch.

PAUL HART, RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Paul is a medical assistant and research assistant at BSSC who works closely with Dr. Jawa and Dr. Kirsch to monitor surgical outcomes, complications, patient experience and satisfaction. If you have any suggestions to improve patient care, please contact Paul via email at PHart@bostonssc.com or by phone 617-751-5310.

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