Mark Yakavonis, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery

MD, New York Medical College
MMS/MMSc, Boston University
BA, Bowdoin College

Mark Yakavonis, MD, MMS, FAAOS, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle conditions. His expertise includes sports injuries, fractures, syndesmotic injuries, cartilage injuries, Achilles tendon injuries and tendonitis, post traumatic arthritis, foot and ankle arthritis, minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery, osteochondral lesions of the Talus, foot deformity, bunions, hammer toes, ankle joint replacement surgery and neuromuscular disease.

Dr. Yakavonis earned his doctorate at New York Medical College. He completed his residency at BMC, where he served as Chief resident and received the Resident Research Award for his research on a novel operative technique for reducing the ankle syndesmosis. He completed fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital where he was awarded a national research grant for his research on the ankle syndesmosis.

Dr. Yakavonis has published several peer reviewed scientific papers and co-authored a book chapter on foot and ankle conditions.

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  1. Yakavonis M, Guss D, Lareau C. Current Diagmosis and Treatment in Rheumatology. Common Foot and Ankle Disorders. McGraw Hill Lange. New York, NY. 2021.
  2. Tornetta P, Yakavonis M, Veltre D, Shah A. Reducing the Syndesmosis Under Direct Vision: Where Should I Look? J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Sep; 33(9):450-454.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31259801
  3. Veltre DR, Yakavonis M, Curry EJ, Cusano A, Parisien RL, Eichinger JK, Duncan SFM, Stein AB, Li X. Regional Variations of Medicare Physician Payments for Hand Surgery Procedures in the United States. Hand (N Y). 2019 03; 14(2):209-216.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29117740; PMCID: PMC6436131; DOI: 10.1177/1558944717734370;
  4. Zhou H, Yakavonis M, Shaw JJ, Patel A, Li X. In-Patient Trends and Complications After Total Ankle Arthroplasty in the United States. Orthopedics. 2016 Jan-Feb; 39(1):e74-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26730685; DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20151228-05;
  5. Wigner NA, Kulkarni N, Yakavonis M, Young M, Tinsley B, Meeks B, Einhorn TA, Gerstenfeld LC. Urine matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) as biomarkers for the progression of fracture healing. Injury. 2012 Mar; 43(3):274-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21689817; PMCID: PMC3193575; DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2011.05.038;

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2017 Chief Resident
2017 Resident Research Award
2016 American Orthopaedic Association: Resident Leadership Forum
2015 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: Resident Scholarship
2012 Alpha Omega Alpha
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