BOSTON – Andrew Jawa, MD, has been appointed chief of the Division of Shoulder Arthroplasty at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Jawa has practiced orthopedic surgery at New England Baptist Hospital since 2006.
“We are so pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew Jawa as our chief of the Division of Shoulder Arthroplasty at New England Baptist Hospital,” said David Passafaro, president of NEBH. “Dr. Jawa is an exceptionally skilled and compassionate surgeon who is deeply invested in the surgical outcomes of his patients. He has filled multiple leadership roles at the hospital, serving on several committees as well as serving as a board member for the past three years. We are grateful to have his talents and his expertise in this leadership role.”
Both clinically and academically, Jawa is a national leader in the field of shoulder replacements. He is one of the highest volume shoulder replacement surgeons in the country, performing more than 300 per year at NEBH, a hospital that performs the 3rd most replacements in the country. Jawa lectures and trains other surgeons around the country on the best management and surgical techniques for shoulder surgery and he is an associate editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He holds leadership positions in the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society. Additionally, he is a lead design surgeon in the development of a new shoulder replacement implant for which he holds 3 related patents.
“I am honored to be named chief of the Division of Shoulder Arthroplasty,” said Jawa. “New England Baptist Hospital is one of the finest orthopedic hospitals in the country, and it has been my privilege to serve as a staff surgeon at the hospital. In this new role, I aim to lead the Shoulder Arthroplasty surgeons and clinical teams with the same commitment to exceptional care and professionalism they show their patients.”
Jawa earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, followed by a Harvard combined orthopedic surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Jawa also completed two fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital: one in hand and upper extremity surgery, and the other in shoulder and elbow surgery. Jawa graduated from Williams College in 1998.
New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years.
New England Baptist Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.