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.

MEDIA

Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Mininder Kocher

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Dartmouth College , 1989 , Hanover , NH

Medical School

  • Duke University School of Medicine , 1993 , Durham , NC

Internship

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , 1994 , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program , 1998 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1999 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic , 2000 , Vail , CO

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard School of Public Health , 2000 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard Business School , 2018 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

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.

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.  

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine