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Dennis Kramer | Education

Undergraduate School

BA, Molecular Biology

Princeton University

1997, Princeton, NJ

Medical School

New York University School of Medicine

2001, New York, NY


Orthopedic Surgery

Johns Hopkins University

2006, Baltimore, MD


Pediatric Sports Medicine Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital

2006, Boston, MA

Dennis Kramer | Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (General)
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Sports Medicine)

Dennis Kramer | Professional History

Dr. Dennis Kramer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Boston Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  He is a specialist in pediatrics and has sub-specialty certification in sports medicine.  He specializes in knee, shoulder and ankle injuries in children and young adults as well as pediatric fracture care. 

Dr. Kramer graduated from Princeton University where he was a 3-time NCAA champion lacrosse player. He completed his medical school training at New York University and did an orthopedic residency at Johns Hopkins University.  In 2007, he also completed a pediatric sports medicine fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Kramer previously served as the head orthopedic team physician for the 2012 USA under-19 men's lacrosse team, and is currently the head orthopedic team physician for UMass-Boston.

Dr. Kramer has published research in many national and international medical journals on sports medicine topics such as osteochondritis dissecans of the knee and ankle, meniscus injuries, ankle instability, muscle hernias and pediatric fracture care.  He is an active member of national and international pediatric and sports medicine medical societies including POSNA, AAP and AOSSM.  He is actively involved in teaching his peers and medical personnel.

Dennis Kramer | Media

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Meet Dr. Dennis Kramer

Dennis Kramer | Publications

I am an avid sports enthusiast who recognizes the quality of life that activity brings to my patients. In addition to running marathons and triathlons, I played football and lacrosse and have ranked winning three lacrosse National Championships at Princeton as one of the integral experiences of my education. While acknowledging all the physical and emotional benefits of exercise, I also understand the plain fun of sports.

I maintain a collaborative philosophy of care with my patients. I work with my patients to assess the advantages and disadvantages of how best to approach treatment and we work together to achieve a common goal. I believe time spent understanding the injury, discussing options and making a fully informed decision with the patient is necessary to optimize the healing process.