Benjamin Shore, BSc, MD, FRCSC

Benjamin J. Shore, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Orthopedic Surgeon; Co-Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

"Pediatric orthopedics is a unique specialty where we have the ability to make meaningful improvements for children and their families."

Medical Services


  • Avascular Hip Necrosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Hip Dysplasia
  • Gait Evaluation
  • Infant Hip Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Perthes
  • Spasticity
  • Toe Walking


  • Orthopedic Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • English


  • Cerebral Palsy Program
  • Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program
  • General Orthopedic Program
  • Orthopedic Trauma Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-6021 or Request an Appointment
Benjamin Shore, BSc, MD, FRCSC

Philosophy of Care 

During medical school I was initially interested in being a pediatrician, but after a pediatric orthopedic medical mission in Africa my career path changed. I was drawn to the specialty because of the ability to make positive changes in children’s lives.

I started my orthopedic training in Canada and then moved to Australia for subspecialty training in cerebral palsy before returning to Boston. I feel fortunate to have had the experience of health care delivery from Canada, Australia and the United States and I blend all three systems into how I currently care for children and their families. Pediatric orthopedics is a unique specialty where we have the ability to make meaningful improvements for children and their families. The struggle to overcome pediatric disability is challenging but the rewards are tremendous.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, being active and enjoying nature around Boston. I have a passion for photography, following the Toronto Maple Leafs and good music.

Experience and Education


Undergraduate, Degree in Biology

University of Victoria, 1995-1999

Victoria, British Columbia

Graduate, Masters in Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health, 2010-2013

Boston, MA

Medical School

University of Western Ontario, 1999-2003

London, Ontario, Canada

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics

Royal Children's Hospital, 2008-2009

Melbourne, Australia

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics

Boston Children's Hospital, 2009-2010

Boston, Massachusetts

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery

University of Western Ontario, London, 2003-2008

Ontario, Canada

Professional History

Dr. Benjamin Shore grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he completed high school and attended Upper Canada College. After high school, he moved to Victoria on the west coast of Canada to play rugby and study biology. Dr. Shore graduated university with high honors and was a Rhodes Scholar nominee. After obtaining a degree in biology and pre-medical studies, he returned to Ontario to complete medical school and orthopedic training at Western Ontario.

After his orthopedic training, Dr. Shore moved to Melbourne, Australia to pursue a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital under Professor Kerr Graham. It was here he obtained his subspecialty training in cerebral palsy. After Melbourne, he returned to Boston to complete a second fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and has remained on staff since 2010.

Dr. Shore is an active member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). His is also the recipient of the St. Giles Young Investigator Award (POSNA), the Clinician Scientist Development Program Award (CSDP) and the Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award. His research interests include outcome measurement in cerebral palsy, trauma outcomes and management of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.”

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-6021 or Request an Appointment


The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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