Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD

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Dr. Bhattacharyya is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip surgery and fracture care.  After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University, he attended the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.  He completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University and a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

He performs over 350 surgeries per year and specializes in diseases of the hip. Dr. Bhattacharyya has experience with hip arthritis, hip dysplasia, hip socket fractures, and revision hip surgery.   His research and clinical work focus on using anterior hip replacement to expand the option for patients with hip problems.   His areas of expertise include: fracture care, pelvis and acetabulum injuries, management of complex and nonunion fractures, and anterior hip replacements.

 

An accomplished researcher, Dr. Bhattacharyya has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, including two lead articles in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  For more information, visit hipfreedom.com.

Undergraduate:

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Medical School:

Washington University in St Louis
St. Louis, MO

Residency:

Boston University Orthopaedic Residency Training Program
Boston, MA

Fellowship:

Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Specialties:

  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Fractures
  • Nonunions
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Post-Traumatic Reconstruction

Selected Publications:

  • Wadgaonkar AD, Schneider EC, Bhattacharyya T. Physician tiering by health plans in Massachusetts. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Sep 15;92(12):2204-9.
  • Wang Z, Bhattacharyya T. Trends in incidence of subtrochanteric fragility fractures and bisphosphonate use among the US elderly, 1996-2007. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Mar;26(3):553-60. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.233.
  • Bhattacharyya T, Koval KJ. Unipolar versus bipolar hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fractures: is there a difference? J Orthop Trauma. 2009 Jul;23(6):426-7.
  • Bhattacharyya T, Freiberg AA, Mehta P, Katz JN, Ferris T. Measuring the report card: the validity of pay-for-performance metrics in orthopedic surgery. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Mar-Apr;28(2):526-32.
  • Bhattacharyya T, Mehta P, Smith M, Pomahac B. Routine use of wound vacuum-assisted closure does not allow coverage delay for open tibia fractures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Apr;121(4):1263-6.
  • Mortality after periprosthetic fracture of the femur. Bhattacharyya T, Chang D, Meigs JB, Estok DM 2nd, Malchau H. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Dec;89(12):2658-62.

See also: 

  • Research
  • NIAMS Labs Facebook Post
  • WTOP Osteoporosis Article
  • More Support for Osteoporosis Drugs, Wall Street Journal, (Feb 2016)
  • Experts streamline guidelines for treating osteoporosis, CNN (May 2017)
  • Fearing Drug’s Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis, New York Times (June 2016)
  • Use of osteoporosis drugs have dropped following media reports of safety concerns, Medical Express (June 2015)
  • Did reports of side-effects contribute to drop in bone drug use? Reuters (July 2015)
  • Bisphosphonates use drop after media reports of safety concerns, Healio (June 2015)
  • Use of Fosamax, Other Bone Drugs Drop After Reports of Fractures, Lawsuits, About Lawsuits, (July 2015)
  • The Importance – and Danger of TV Health News, Pacific Standard (2015)
  • Following Media Reports of Safety Concerns, Use of Osteoporosis Drugs Down, Science 2.0 (June 2015)

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