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Mininder Kocher | Education

Undergraduate School

Dartmouth College

1989, Hanover, NH

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine

1993, Durham, NC


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

1994, Boston, MA


Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

1998, Boston, MA


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital

1999, Boston, MA


Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery

Steadman Hawkins Clinic

2000, Vail, CO

Graduate School

Harvard School of Public Health

2000, Boston, MA

Graduate School

Harvard Business School

2018, Boston, MA

Mininder Kocher | Certifications

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

Mininder Kocher | Professional History

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.

Mininder Kocher | Media

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Mininder Kocher

Answers Blog

Early sports specialization: How to support your child

Answers Blog

Sports injuries: Why ignoring pain is bad for athletes

Mininder Kocher | Publications

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.