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.

Chair
Boston University School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery




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


STREAM Study: Streamlining Trauma Research Evaluation
11/01/2013 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University NIH-NIAMS
1R01AR064066-01

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

POvIV Study
10/01/2012 - 09/14/2019 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University DOD-USAMRAA

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

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. Alessandrino F, Keraliya A, Lebovic J, Mitchell Dyer GS, Harris MB, Tornetta P, Boland GWL, Seltzer SE, Khurana B. Intimate Partner Violence: A Primer for Radiologists to Make the "Invisible" Visible. Radiographics. 2020 Oct 02; 200010. PMID: 33006922
     
  2. Dwivedi N, Breslin MA, McDermott A, Lin S, Vallier HA, Tornetta P. What Is the Financial Impact of Orthopaedic Sequelae of Intravenous Drug Use on Urban Tertiary-care Centers? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 Oct; 478(10):2202-2212. PMID: 32667752
     
  3. Zhang JY, Tornetta P, Dale KM, Jones CB, Mullis BH, Egol KA, Robinson E, Bosse MJ, Schmidt AH, Hymes RA. The Fate of Patients After a Staged Nonunion Procedure for Known Infection. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Aug 31. PMID: 32931687
     
  4. Koh J, Tornetta P, Walker B, Jones C, Sharmaa T, Sems S, Ringenbach K, Boateng H, Bellevue K, Firoozabadi R, Spitler C, Saxena S, Cannada L, Borade A, Horwitz D, Buck JS, Bosse M, Westberg JR, Schmidt A, Kempton L, Newcomb E, Marcantonio A, Delarosa M, Krause P, Gudeman A, Mullis B, Alhoukail A, Leighton R, Cortez A, Morshed S, Tieszer C, Sanders D, Patel S, Mir HR. What is the Real Rate of Radial Nerve Injury After Humeral Nonunion Surgery? J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Aug; 34(8):441-446. PMID: 32569074
     
  5. Shahien AA, Wegrzyn K, Tornetta P, Kain MS. Surgical Hip Dislocation for Small Posterior Wall Fracture After Hip Subluxation. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Aug; 34 Suppl 2:S19-S20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32639343
     
  6. Anoushiravani AA, Barnes CL, Bosco JA, Bozic KJ, Huddleston JI, Kang JD, Ready JE, Tornetta P, Iorio R. Reemergence of Multispecialty Inpatient Elective Orthopaedic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidelines for a New Normal. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Jul 15; 102(14):e79. PMID: 32675667
     
  7. Patterson JT, Ishii K, Tornetta P, Leighton RK, Friess DM, Jones CB, Levine A, Maclean JJ, Miclau T, Mullis BH, Obremskey WT, Ostrum RF, Reid JS, Ruder JA, Saleh A, Schmidt AH, Teague DC, Tsismenakis A, Westberg JR, Morshed S. Open Reduction Is Associated With Greater Hazard of Early Reoperation After Internal Fixation of Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Adults 18-65 Years. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Jun; 34(6):294-301. PMID: 32079891
     
  8. Obremskey WT, Metsemakers WJ, Schlatterer DR, Tetsworth K, Egol K, Kates S, McNally M. Musculoskeletal Infection in Orthopaedic Trauma: Assessment of the 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 05 20; 102(10):e44. PMID: 32118653
     
  9. Parvizi J, Gehrke T, Krueger CA, Chisari E, Citak M, Van Onsem S, Walter WL, Abdelaziz H, Abolghasemian MN, Aboltins C, Al Maskari SM, Baldini A, Barnes CL, Basso T, Belden K, Benazzo F, Bhandari M, Bolognesi MP, Bosco JA, Bozkurt NM, Brown TS, Buttaro M, Carli AV, Catani F, Chen J, Cao L, Choe H, Clohisy JC, de Beaubien B, Della Valle CJ, Diaz-Ledezma C, Dietz MJ, Drago L, Ehrlich GD, Fleischman AN, Ghanem ES, Ghert M, Gomes LSM, Goswami K, Guerra-Farfan E, Higuera CA, Iorio R, Jennings JM, Kim KI, Kjærsgaard-Andersen P, Kunutsor SK, Kyte Lee R, Levine BR, Linke P, Malizos KN, Marcelescu CE, Marin-Peña OM, Mears SC, Mihalko WM, Memtsoudis SG, Miller Mont AO, Mullaji A, Lima ALM, Nandi S, Ohlmeier M, Otero JE, Padgett DE, Reed M, Rossi R, Sancheti P, Sandiford NA, Schwaber MJ, Schwarz EM, Schwarzkpof R, Seyler TM, Spangehl MJ, Sporer SM, Springer BD, Sousa R, Tornetta P, Witso E, Wouthuyzen-Bakker M, Zhou Y. Resuming Elective Orthopaedic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidelines Developed by the International Consensus Group (ICM). J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 May 14. PMID: 32412924
     
  10. Kates SL, Tornetta P. Commentary on Secondary Fracture Prevention: Consensus Clinical Recommendations From a Multistakeholder Coalition Originally Published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 04; 34(4):221. PMID: 32195890
     
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Bar chart showing 363 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2003

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19923
19934
19944
19953
199610
199716
19986
199911
200013
200116
200216
200325
200411
20059
200610
200713
200819
200917
20107
201112
201220
201310
201419
201516
201624
201712
20187
201917
202013
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