Dr. DeGroot's education and training in brief:

Dr. DeGroot is a native of Massachusetts. He got his medical degree at the University of Chicago in 1987. He was resident and Chief resident in orthopedics surgery at the Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore Maryland, completing his training in 1992.

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He completed a postgraduate fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology and bone cancer surgery at the Harvard University - Massachusetts General hospital - Children's Hospital in Boston Massachusetts, and was a visiting professor in orthopedic oncology at the Rizzoli Institute in Bologna, Italy. He completed an observership in foot and ankle surgery at the Union Memorial Hospital - Johns Hopkins Hospital affiliated foot and ankle program in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. DeGroot is a clinical associate professor of orthopedic surgery. He teaches orthopedic surgery, orthopedic oncology, and foot and ankle surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and at the Tufts University medical school.

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Dr DeGroot is an editor or member of the scientific advisory board of numerous significant educational websites, including Medscape - WebMD, Orthoteers, and Bone Cancer International, and is the principal author of the website Bonetumor.org, the most comprehensive on-line resource for orthopedic tumors. Dr.

Dr. DeGroot's company Digital Image Flow LLC, develops educational software for smartphones and tablet computers in multiple languages. Please see our "Tumorpedia" suite of apps and other medical applications in the iTunes store and Google Play store.

Dr. DeGroot has been named one of Boston's "Top Doctors" and one of the "Leading Physicians of the World." Dr. DeGroot lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and four children.

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EDUCATION:

1978 - 1982 B.A. Biology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

1983 - 1987 Medical Degree
Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

1987 - 1989 Intern and Assistant Resident
Department of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

1989 - 1992 Resident and Chief Resident
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

1994 - 1995 Orthopaedic Oncology & Musculoskeletal Tumors Fellowship
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

BOARD CERTIFICATION: July 15, 1994

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
(re-certified in 2003)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

Fellow, American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow, American Orthopedic
Foot and Ankle Society
Eastern Orthopedic Association
New England Orthopaedic Society
New England Foot and Ankle Club
Society of Fellows of Henry J. Mankin

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

Applicant Interviewer
Tufts University Medical School Orthopedic
Resident Program
Boston, Massachusetts

Former Director
University of Massachusetts Sarcoma Group
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts

Former Associate Director
Cancer Center
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts

SPECIAL CLINICAL ACTIVITIES:

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle
Clinical and Surgical Observership, Dr. Mark
Meyerson, Dr. Lew Schon, Dr. Stewart Miller,
Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Orthopaedic Oncology Research Fellowship
Instituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna,
Italy, April-July, 2001

Orthopedic Consultant to the Gaucher Disease
Center at the University of Massachusetts
Medical Center

Orthopaedic Editorial Board: Medscape
(http://www.medscape.com)

Scientific Advisory Committee, Orthoteers Website
(http://www.orthoteers.co.uk/)

Creator and principal author bonetumor.org
internet site (http://www.bonetumor.org)

Scientific Committee bonecancer.to website
(http://www.bonecancer.to)
Informal web site on bone cancer and sarcoma

Medical Volunteer Surgery Team
Siuna and Leon, Nicaragua 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

ACADEMIC AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES:

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ORTHOPAEDIC EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP
SPONSOR (most recent first):

Dr Eduardo Centeno Arnuero, Leon Nicaragua

Dr. Jacqueline Caballero, Leon, Nicaragua

Dr. Sunil Kukreja, Gwalior, India

Dr. Natalie Hope, London, England

Dr. Ali Al-Omari, Amman, Jordan

Dr. Sherif El-Ghazaly, Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Nigel Lewis, Bridgetown, Barbados

Dr. Santanu Roy, Calcutta, India

Dr. Yu Qin, Guangzhou, China

Dr. Govind Purohit, Ahmedabad, India

Dr. Jeffrey Luna, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Liviu Iovanescu, Arad, Romania

Dr. Emry Demircay, Istanbul, Turkey

TEACHING - MEDICAL SCHOOL

Musculoskeletal Tumors Curriculum, Foot and
Ankle Curriculum, Tufts University Medical
School, Orthopedic Surgery Residency

University of Massachusetts Medical Center or
Tufts University Medical Center

"Tumors of the Shoulder"
"Approach to Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors"
“Diagnosis and Management of Metastatic Bone
Disease"
“Biopsy of Musculoskeletal Tumors”
Tumors of the Foot and Ankle
Cavus Foot Deformity – Origin and Treatment
“Surgical Management of Tibial Pilon Fractures”
“Osteoarthritis of the Ankle”

Bone Pathophysiology Course, UMMS II. " Etiology
in Pathophysiology of Bone Tumors"

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS:

Funded research: N08-429: A Double Blind (blinded observer),
Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study of the Relative Efficacy of
a Single Dose of Hyaluronan in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
of the Ankle Approved 3/2009 NWH IRB, Funded 3/2009 NWH MRC.

Biomet Company, Massive Osteoarticular Allograft Fixation: An
Animal Model. Funded.

CURRENT RESEARCH (Includes papers submitted for publication):

(see publications)

Grand Rounds Presentations

2010 Brown University Medical School “Tumors of the Foot
and Ankle”

2010 TUFTS-AOFAS Education Afternoon 11/16 “Tumors of the Foot and Ankle”

2009 Cambridge Hospital, MA “Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors of the Foot and Ankle”

2008 Lakes Region General Hospital, NH “Bone and Soft Tissue
Tumors”

2008 Memorial Hospital, N. Conway, NH “Bone and Soft Tissue
Tumors”

2007 Sky Medical, Scranton, Pennsylvania - “Tumors of the Foot
and Ankle”

2007 Metrowest Medical Center – “Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors”

2005 Saint Luke’s Hospital, MA – “Difficult Wounds of the Foot
and Ankle”

2004 Athol Hospital - "Electronic Medical Records and the
Paperless Medical Office"

2004 Falmouth Hospital - "Electronic Medical Records and the
Paperless Medical Office"

2003 Mary Lane Hospital - "Electronic Medical Records - Benefits
and Pitfalls"

2003 Leonard Morse Hospital - "Avoiding Diagnostic Delay in Bone
and Soft Tissue Tumors"

2003 Marlboro Hospital - "Avoiding Diagnostic Delay in Bone and
Soft Tissue Tumors"

2003 Newton Wellesley Hospital - "The Paperless Medical Office"

2002 Cambridge Hospital - "Bone Tumors of the Foot - The Next
Step"

2002 Beth Israel-Deaconess Glover Hospital - "Evaluation and
Management of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors"

2002 Newton-Wellesley Hospital Medical Service - "Evaluation and
Management of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors"

2001 Cambridge Hospital - "Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors of th Foot"

2000 Berkshire Medical Center - "Limb Salvage for Extremity
Sarcomas"

2000 Berkshire Medical Center - "Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors in

 

Primary Care"

1999 University of Massachusetts, Department of Orthopedic
Surgery - "The Impact of the Internet on Orthopedic Practice"

1999 Leominster Hospital - "Commonly Missed Bone and Soft Tissue
Tumors and How to Catch Them"

1998 Leominster Hospital, - "Avoiding Diagnostic Delay in Bone
and Soft Tissue Tumors"

1998 Falmouth Hospital - "Metastatic Bone Disease"

1998 University of Massachusetts Medical School, DeGroot H,
Singh: - "Metastatic Bone Lesions"

1997 Heywood Hospital - "Metastatic Disease of Bone"

1997 Athol Hospital - "Multidisciplinary Treatment of Bone and
Soft Tissue Sarcomas"

1997 Marlboro Hospital - "Avoiding Errors and Delays in Bone
Tumor Diagnosis"

1996,1997 University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Department
of Podiatric Medicine - "Tumors of the Foot"

1996 University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Division of
Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, - "Bone Tumors"

1996 Berkshire Medical Center - "Multidisciplinary Treatment of
Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas"

1996 Baystate Medical Center - "Evaluation and Treatment of Bone
Tumors"

1996 Shriners Hospital - "Limb Salvage for Extremity Sarcomas"

Invited Speaker

Singapore Orthopaedic Oncology Workshop

“Tumors of the Foot and Ankle” lecture
presented at the William L. Goldfarb Foundation
Intensive board review, refresher and
recertification course. February 28 – March 2,
2008 Philadelphia, PA

“Bone Tumors” lecture presented at the
ACFAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

“Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors of the
Foot and Leg” Invited Speaker – 2006 APMA Region
1 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. October, 2006

“Surgical Management of Tumors of the Foot
and Leg” Invited Speaker – 2004 Annual Scientific
Meeting of the APMA and World Congress of
Podiatry Boston, MA. August 22-25, 2004

American Podiatric Medical Association National
Meeting/World Congress of Podiatry Boston, MA
August 2004

European Orthopaedic Congress, Arad, Romania
September 24-26, 2003 (Invited speaker)

“Tumors of the Foot and Leg: Patients, Plans,
Pitfalls” Annual Meeting of the American
Podiatric Medical Association (Region One APMA)
October 19, 2002

“Proximal Humeral Allografts” Mario
Campanacci Memorial Meeting Instituto Ortopedico
Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy, October 10, 2002
(presented by co-author)

“Tumors of the Foot and Leg”
Annual
Meeting of the American Podiatric Medical
Association (Region One APMA) Oct 18 – 21, 2001
Sheraton Ferncroft,
Danvers MA

Invited Speaker, "International Workshop on Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors," Academy of
Medicine, Singapore
Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, CT
"Multidisciplinary Treatment of Bone and Soft
Tissue Sarcomas"

 

Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA
"Multidisciplinary Treatment of Bone
and Soft Tissue Sarcomas"

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS: (* indicates presentation by co-author)

1.

*Anterior Spinal Instrumentation After Lumbar Corpectomy,
North American Spine Society, 5th Annual Meeting,
Monterey, CA, August 1990.

2.

Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with an
Existing Massive Osteoarticular Allograft Around the Knee.
Presented by the Harvard Combined Residency Reunion and
Osgood Celebration at Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA,
May 31, 1996.

3.

Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty on an Existing Massive
Allograft About the Knee. New England Orthopedic Society
June 1, 1996.

4.

Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Having an
Existing Massive Osteoarticular Allograft Around the Knee.
Poster Presentation for AAOS meeting, San Francisco, CA,
1997.

5.

Primary Lymphoma of Bone: Report of Six Cases and Review
of Orthopedic Management. Fall Meeting of the New England
Orthopedic Society, Boston, MA, November 21, 1998.

6.

*Variables Affecting the Length of Stay in Total Hip
Arthroplasty. Presented at the AOA Residents Conference,
Chapel Hill, NC, March 1999.

7.

*Posterior vs. Anterolateral Approach in Primary Total Hip
Arthroplasty: A Patient Based Outcome Analysis. Presented
at the AAHKS Meeting, Orlando, FL, Fall 1999.

8.

*Effect of Obesity on Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Presented at the AAHKS Meeting, Orlando, FL, Fall 1999.

9.

Current Concepts in THR Surgery. Presented by UMASS
Memorial Healthcare, Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge,
MA, October 8, 1999.

10.

Lower Extremity Neoplasia: Evaluation and Treatment.
Presented by UMASS Memorial Healthcare, Sturbridge Host
Hotel, Sturbridge, MA, October 8, 1999.

11.

*Posterior versus Anterolateral Approach in Primary Total
Hip Arthroplasty: A Patient-based Outcome Analysis,.
Presented at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Vienna
Hilton Hotel, Vienna, Austria, October 14, 1999.

12.

Multimedia education demonstration: www.bonetumor.org
presented at the American Association of Orthopaedic
Surgeons Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March
15-19, 2000.

13.

*Posterior vs. Anterolateral Approach in Total Hip
Arthroplasty: A Patient-Based Outcome Analysis. Presented
at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Sixty-
Seventh Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 15-19, 2000.

14.

Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Who Have Massive
Osteoarticular Allografts. Papers presented at the
Combine Meeting of the American and European
Musculoskeletal Societies, April 2000.

15.

New, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure for Bone
Tumors. New England Orthopedic Society, Monhonk Mountain
House, New Paul, NY, June 3, 2000.

16.

Orthopaedic Oncology Education Via the World Wide Web,
First 2 Years. Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Grand
Pavilion, Orlando, FL, October 11-15, 2000.

17.

*Clinical and Oncologic Features of 119 Patients with
Malignant Lymphoma in Bone. 68th Annual Meeting of the
AAOS, San Francisco, CA, February 28-March 4, 2001.

18.

*Allografts for Proximal Humeral Bone Tumors New England
Orthopedic Society November 15th, 2001

19.

Osteosarcoma of the Pelvis. Paper 195 presented at the
2002 AAOS meeting, Dallas, Texas. Feb., 2002

20.

*Proximal Humerus Bone Tumors. Presented at the New
England Orthopedic Society, Oct. 2004

21.

*Plantar Fusion for a Tumor of the Talus.Presented at the New England Orthopedic Society, Oct. 2005

22.

Reverse Sural Artery Flap for Management of Difficult Foot
and Leg Wounds. Presented at the New England Orthopedic
Society, Oct. 2005

23. Reconstruction of the Ankle Syndesmosis with a Suture
Button Device, NEOS, Jun. 2007

24. Periacetabular pelvic resection for primary bone tumours
reconstructed with massive allograft AAOS 2009 Annual
Meeting Podium Presentations Las Vegas, Nevada Podium No:
371 Davide Donati, MD Tommaso Frisoni, MD Claudia DiBella,
MD Marco Colangeli, MD Bologna Italy Henry DeGroot, MD
Newton Center MA Mario Mercuri, MD Bologna Italy

PUBLICATIONS (Partial list):

1.

DeGroot, Mass: Hand Injury Patterns in Softball Players.
Am J Sports Med 16:260, 1988.

2.

Zdeblick, DeGroot, McAfee: Anterior Spinal Fixation After
Lumbar Corpectomy: A Canine Study. J Bone Joint Surg [Am]
73-A:527, 1991.

3.

Shirado O, Zdeblick TA, McAfee PC, Cunningham BW, DeGroot
H: Quantitative Histologic Study of the Influence of
Anterior Spinal Instrumentation and Biodegradable Polymer
on Lumbar Interbody Fusion Corpectomy. Spine 17(7):795,
1992.

4.

DeGroot, H: Orthopaedic Oncology for the Primary Care
Physician. In: Steinberg, G.G., Akins, C.M., Baran, D.T.
(eds.), Orthopaedics in Primary Care, 3rd ed.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 1999.

5.

O’Brien T, Mortimer E, DeGroot H: Shoulder Pain in an 8-
Year-Old Girl. Clin Orthop 372:314-22, 2000.

6.

DeGroot H, Mankin H: Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients
Who Have Massive Osteoarticular Allografts. Clin Orthop
373:62-72, 2000

7.

Patel B DeGroot H: Evaluation of the Risk of Pathologic
Fractures Secondary to Metastatic Bone Disease.
Orthopedics 24:612-619, June 2001

8.

DeGroot H, Donati D, DiLiddo M, Gozzi E, Mercuri M: The
Use of Cement in Osteoarticular Allografts for Proximal
Humeral Bone Tumors. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004
Oct;(427):190-7

9.

DeGroot H, Luna J: Five-Year Follow-up of Structural
Allograft Reconstruction for Epithelioid Hemangioma of the
Talus and Navicular: A Case Report and Review of the
Literature. Foot & Ankle Intntl. 2007 Mar; 28:379-84

10.

Donati D, Giacomini S, Gozzi E, Ferrari S, Sangiorgi L,
Tienghi A, DeGroot H, Bertoni F, Bacchini P, Bacci G,
Mercuri M: Osteosarcoma of the Pelvis 2004 Apr;30(3):332-40

11.

DeGroot H, Bone Tumors. Primary Care: A Collaborative
Practice, 3rd Edition, Buttaro et al Eds, Mosby 2008

12.

Kryzak TJ Jr, DeGroot H 3rd. “Intramuscular Hemangioma
Associated with Adult Onset Flatfoot Deformity” March 2008 ORTHOPEDICS March 2008 (volume 31,
issue 3, page 280).

13.

Sherif A. El Ghazaly, MD, FRCS Henry DeGroot, MD,
FAAOS “Metastases to Bones of the Foot A Case Series,
Review of the Literature, and a Systematic Approach to
Diagnosis” Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 1, No. 6, 338-343
(2008)

14.

Henry DeGroot, III, MD “Approach to the Management
of Soft Tissue Tumors of the Foot and Ankle” Foot & Ankle
Specialist, Vol. 1, No. 3, 168-176 (2008)

15.

"Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumors of the Foot and Ankle"
Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 4: Foot and Ankle 2008 AAOS
Publications, Michael S. Pinzur, MD, Editor

16
"Advance in the treatment of aneurysmal bone cyst of the sacrum."
Donati D, Frisoni T, Dozza B, DeGroot H, Albisinni U, Giannini S.
Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Nov;40(11):1461-6. Epub 2011 May 28.

17

"Alloprosthetic composite is a suitable reconstruction after periacetabular tumor resection."
Donati D, Di Bella C, Frisoni T, Cevolani L, DeGroot H.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 May;469(5):1450-8.

18

"Intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid is not superior to saline solution injection for ankle arthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study."
DeGroot H 3rd, Uzunishvili S, Weir R, Al-omari A, Gomes B.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jan 4;94(1):2-8.

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