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Donald S. Bae | Education

Undergraduate School

Harvard College

1992, Cambridge, MA

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

1997, Boston, MA


General Surgery

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

1998, Boston, MA


Orthopedic Surgery

Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program

2002, Boston, MA


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital

2003, Boston, MA


Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Brigham and Women's Hospital

2004, Boston, MA

Donald S. Bae | Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (General)
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Hand Subspecialty)

Donald S. Bae | Professional History

  • Co-author of the textbook Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb Surgery: A Practical Guide
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), and former
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • Member of International Pediatric Simulation Society
  • Co-Fellowship Director, Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
  • Program Chair, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium
  • St. Giles Young Investigator Award – 2008
  • Harvard Orthopaedic Golden Apple Award – 2011
  • Angela S.M. Kuo Memorial Award – 2012
  • Robert P. Masland Jr. Teaching Award – 2013
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Donald S. Bae | Media

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Donald S. Bae

Answers Blog

Fingers, shoulders, and everything in between: Three upper extremity surgeons and their relentless quest for solutions

Donald S. Bae | Publications

I am an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery in children and young adults. After completing fellowship training in both pediatric orthopedics as well as hand and upper limb surgery, I provide care for a variety of congenital, traumatic, neuromuscular and sports-related conditions in patients ranging from newborn to collegiate age.

My interest in orthopedics stems from my prior experience as an athlete, having successfully recovered from surgery on both shoulders to swim at the Division 1 level and captain the Harvard Men’s Varsity Team. I was fortunate to train in orthopedics, pediatrics and hand surgery at outstanding centers of excellence and ultimately joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Caring for infants with congenital hand differences, children with neuromuscular disorders, adolescents with fractures or collegiate athletes with sports injuries is both a tremendous privilege and profound responsibility. My professional philosophy is to provide the highest quality, most compassionate care to improve the lives of my patients, based upon the best scientific evidence available. Furthermore, I am firmly committed to both education and research, training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons and improving the standards of care for future patients.