MininderKocher

Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Sports Medicine Division; Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

"I had surgery on my knees as a high school and college athlete; I was fascinated by my surgeons’ ability to make a diagnosis, surgically fix injured tissue, supervise my rehabilitation, and get me back to what I loved doing."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • ACL Injuries
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Hip
  • Knee Injuries
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Skeletal Growth Disorders
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
  • Meniscal Injuries
  • Hip Impingement
  • Ankle Instability
  • Articular Cartilage
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament

Departments

  • Orthopedic Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program
  • General Orthopedic Program
  • Orthopedic Trauma Program
  • Sports Medicine
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-3501 or Request an Appointment
MininderKocher

 

I get to fix kids and adolescents to get them back to sports and activities. I get to do clinical research that impacts the orthopedic care of children and teach surgical techniques to orthopedic surgeons all over the world.  I get to train the orthopedic residents and fellows who are the future of medicine. 


I entered medicine because of pediatric sports medicine.  I had surgery on my knees as a high school and college athlete in basketball and track.  I was fascinated by my surgeons’ ability to make a diagnosis, surgically fix injured tissue, supervise my rehabilitation, and get me back to what I loved doing.  I feel privileged to be a part of that with my patients.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

Dartmouth College, 1985-1989

Hanover, New Hampshire

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine, 1993

Durham, North Carolina

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery - Boston Children's Hospital, 1998-1999

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery - Steadman Hawkins Clinic, 1999-2000

Vail, CO

Fellowship

Clinical Research, AASOS/OREF Health Services Research Fellowship - Harvard School of Public Health, 1999-2000

Boston, MA

Internship

Beth Israel Hospital, 1993-1994

Boston, MA

Residency

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, 1994-1998

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Sports Medicine

Professional History

Dr. Kocher is the Associate Director of the Division of Sports Medicine and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  He is an internationally renowned expert in pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine. 


His clinical practice focuses on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle. He has treated pediatric and adult patients from around the world and many professional sports. He is the team physician for numerous high schools and colleges and is recognized as Best of Boston (Boston Magazine), Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors), among many others.


His research focuses on clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and has been published in several scientific articles, book chapters and textbooks and has received numerous research awards. Dr. Kocher has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Herald, ABC World News, and Sports Illustrated. He has served in leadership positions with numerous organizations including being elected to the Board of Directors of the AAOS, POSNA, and AOSSM.   

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-3501 or Request an Appointment

Locations

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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