Paul Tornetta III, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center




Dr. Paul Tornetta is Chief and Chair, Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma for the Boston Medical Center. Dr. Tornetta received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn. He earned his medical degree from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn (NY), where he also completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery, followed by a fellowship in Acetabular/Pelvic Fractures at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles under Joel Matta, MD.

Dr. Tornetta has expertise in multicenter trials and trial methodology, serving on the executive committees of the SPRINT, FAITH, TRUST, and FLOW trials. He leads the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Consortium and was on the executive committee of the department of defense funded METRC consortium. He has lectured extensively worldwide on orthopaedic trauma, evidence-based literature application, and education. He has served on the faculty of more than 250 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) CME, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and international symposia and skills courses as well as developing new educational programs for these organizations. An author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Tornetta is also a lead editor for Rockwood and Green’s textbook on fracture care (an industry standard) and an editor of multiple other textbooks and textbook series. He has contributed to the field with the development of new surgical techniques as well as implants.

Dr. Tornetta has served many roles for national and international orthopaedic associations. He has been the chair of multiple committees, served on the board, and is the incoming chair of the Council on Education for the AAOS, is a past president of the OTA and was an American British Canadian (ABC) traveling fellow. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation clinical research award, several BUSM Robert E. Leach Resident Teaching Awards and OTA Bovill Awards, Dr. Tornetta has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor every year since 1999 and Boston Magazine Top Doc since 2006.

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The Effect of Teriparatide on Distal Radius Fracture Healing
11/01/2004 - 10/31/2006 (Co-PI)
Eli Lilly and Company

An Ascending Dose Safety and Feasibility Study of Ossigel in the Management of Stable and Unstable Closed Diaphyseal Fractures of the Tibia
07/16/1999 - 06/30/2001 (PI)
Orquest Inc

Clinical Research Study to Demonstrate the Equivalence of ~-BSM to Autograft in the Repair of Proximal Tibia Fractures
02/10/2000 - 03/01/2001 (PI)
ETEX Corporation


SOLVED: A Study of Locked Plates versus Intramedullary Nails in Distal Femur Fractures
01/01/2008 - 09/30/2019 (PI)
Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Oxygen Study, METRC: The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium
12/01/2013 - 09/29/2019 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University Dept of Defense

STREAM Study: Streamlining Trauma Research Evaluation
11/01/2013 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University NIH-NIAMS
1R01AR064066-01

SACRAL Study: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study of Sacral Fractures Using Patient Based…
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
UNIV OF WASHING Orthopaedic Trauma A

IMPRESS: Intramedullary Nails versus Plates Fixation Re-Evaluation Study in Proximal Tibia Fractures
01/01/2008 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
Orthopaedic Trauma Association

PilotBIND Study, METRC: A Retrospective Study of Early Mechanical Stabilization and Bleeding in Disr
04/17/2017 - 09/29/2018 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University DOD-USAMRAA

POvIV Study
10/01/2012 - 09/14/2018 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University DOD-USAMRAA

PAIN Study, METRC 2: The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium
09/29/2012 - 09/14/2018 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University DOD-USAMRAA

FIXIT Study: The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium
11/15/2009 - 09/14/2018 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University DOD-USAMRAA

FAITH: Fixation Using Alternative Implants for the treatment of Hip Fractures : A Multi-Centre Rando
05/27/2013 - 02/28/2017 (PI)
McMaster University Canadian Institute o

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  1. Zhang JY, Tornetta P, Jones B, Zheng Y, Whitten A, Cartner J, Ricci WM. Locking Hole Inserts: Effect of Insertion Torque on Fatigue Performance and Insert Loosening in Locking Plates. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Mar; 33(3):120-124. PMID: 30768531.
     
  2. Cronin PK, Freccero DM, Kain MS, Marcantonio AJ, Horwitz DS, Tornetta P. Garden 1 and 2 Femoral Neck Fractures Collapse More Than Expected After Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Mar; 33(3):116-119.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30779723.
     
  3. Tornetta P, Jacobs JJ, Sterling RS, Kogan M, Fletcher KA, Friedman AM. Personality Assessment in Orthopaedic Surgery: AOA Critical Issues. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Feb 20; 101(4):e13. PMID: 30801381.
     
  4. Mitchell SL, Obremskey WT, Luly J, Bosse MJ, Frey KP, Hsu JR, MacKenzie EJ, Morshed S, O'Toole RV, Scharfstein DO, Tornetta P. Inter-Rater Reliability of The Modified Radiographic Union Score for Diaphyseal Tibial (mRUST) Fractures with Bone Defects. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Jan 24. PMID: 30741726.
     
  5. Jawa A, Pittman JL, Carducci MP, Koenig S, Bhandari M, Tornetta P. The Effect of Level I Evidence on Surgical Decision Making in the United States Versus Canada. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2018 Dec; 2(12):e056. PMID: 30680367.
     
  6. LaPorte DM, Tornetta P, Marsh JL. Challenges to Orthopaedic Resident Education. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Nov 21. PMID: 30480589.
     
  7. Tornetta P. Invited Commentary related to: A Novel Indirect Reduction Technique in Ankle Syndesmotic Injuries: A Cadaveric Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 07; 32(7):367-368. PMID: 29916990.
     
  8. Collinge CA, Attum B, Lebus GF, Tornetta P, Obremskey W, Ahn J, Mirick G, Schmidt A, Spitler C, Coles C, Krause P. Acute Compartment Syndrome: An Expert Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Association Members. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 05; 32(5):e181-e184. PMID: 29432322.
     
  9. Sprague S, Tornetta P, Slobogean GP, O'Hara NN, McKay P, Petrisor B, Jeray KJ, Schemitsch EH, Sanders D, Bhandari M. Are large clinical trials in orthopaedic trauma justified? BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Apr 20; 19(1):124. PMID: 29678204.
     
  10. Nauth A, Lee M, Gardner MJ, Brinker MR, Warner SJ, Tornetta P, Leucht P. Principles of Nonunion Management: State of the Art. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Mar; 32 Suppl 1:S52-S57. PMID: 29461405.
     
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Bar chart showing 338 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2003

YearPublications
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19953
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199716
19986
199911
200013
200116
200216
200325
200411
20059
200610
200713
200819
200917
20107
201112
201220
201310
201419
201516
201624
201712
20188
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