Michael Glotzbecker, MD

Michael Glotzbecker, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services


  • Complex Spine
  • Orthopedics
  • Kyphosis
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spondylosis
  • Trauma


  • Orthopedic Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • English


  • General Orthopedic Program
  • Spinal Program
  • Orthopedic Trauma Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-6021 or Request an Appointment
Michael Glotzbecker, MD

Philosophy of Care 

"I have wanted to enter medicine as long as I can remember. I enjoy taking care of patients, and as I have moved through my training realized how much I enjoy taking care of children because of their amazing resiliency. Being in the medical field allows me to unite my strengths of interacting with people and participating in scientific research. The ability to be an active educator and clinician scientist is what drew me to Boston Children’s Hospital."

Experience and Education


Undergraduate, Biology

Duke University, 1996-2000

Durham, North Carolina

Undergraduate, History

Duke University, 1996-2000

Durham, North Carolina

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 2000-2004

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery

Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, 2004-2009

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics

Boston Children's Hospital, 2009-2010

Boston, MA


  • Orthopedics

Professional History

  • Active member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) 
  • Member of POSNA Quality, Safety, Value initiative
  • Research interests include early-onset scoliosis, reducing spinal infections and quality improvement projects
  • Active role in resident and fellow education, as well as mentoring and supervising physician assistants and nurse practitioners

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