Andrew Jawa, MD

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Andrew Jawa, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  He went on to complete a general surgery internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his orthopaedic residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Program both in Boston, Massachusetts.  Through his training, Dr. Jawa’s strong interest in upper extremity problems led him to complete two fellowships at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA: one in hand & microvascular surgery and a second in shoulder & elbow surgery.

Dr. Jawa’s clinical interests and expertise include shoulder reconstruction for instability, arthritis, trauma, nerve injury, and rotator cuff disease. Additionally, he is experienced in caring for hand and wrist problems such as fractures, arthritis, as well as nerve and tendon diseases.

Dr. Jawa is devoted to improving the field of orthopaedics through research.  His focus is on traumatic and reconstructive challenges of the upper extremity.  Currently he is working on examining our current treatments for shoulder fractures and ways to improve management of these injuries.  Dr. Jawa knows that improving the field of orthopaedics also includes resident education.  He has a keen sense on the importance of teaching residents through research and by example.

Primarily, Dr. Jawa is committed to providing exceptional patient care.  His clinical interests, education, and experience enable him to care for patients with compassion and expertise.

Specialties
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Office Address
Boston Medical Center
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 414-6291
Fax: (617) 414-6292

Clinic Address
Boston University Orthopaedic Surgical Associates
725 Albany St.
Shapiro 4th Floor, Suite 4B
Boston, MA  02118

Patient Appointments/Referrals
Please call (617)-414-4865 to schedule an appointment

Medical School and Graduation Year
1998-2002
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Residency, Specialty, and Graduation Year
2002-2007
Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA

Fellowship, Specialty, and Graduation Year
2007-2008
Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2008-2009
Shoulder Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (board eligible)

Awards
2006
Orthopaedics Overseas/ OREF Traveling Fellowship
Taught residents and studied orthopaedics in the developing world.
Kampala, Uganda

2005
Best Poster Presentation-Extra-articular Distal-third Humeral Shaft Fractures
Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
Ottawa, CANADA

2004
AO North America Resident Trauma Research Grant
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency
Boston, MA

Publications

Jawa A. Jupiter J. Fracture-Associated Nerve Dysfunction. The Journal of Hand Surgery-Am. In Press.

Jawa A. Jupiter J. Modified Step-Cut Osteotomy for Metacarpal and Phalanx Maluniouns. The Journal of Hand Surgery-Am. (34): 335-340.

Kong BS, Kim YJ, Suh YS, Jawa A, Nazzal A, Lee S Finger Soft Tissue Reconstruction Using Arterialized Venous Free Flaps Having 2 Parallel Veins. The Journal of Hand Surgery-Am. (33):1802-1806, 2008 December.

Shi L. Jawa A. Jupiter J. Vascularized Fibula Graft for Humeral Reconstruction. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. (9):168-173, 2008.

Jawa A. Mudgal CS. Jupiter J. Osteoporotic Distal Radius Fractures. US Musculoskeletal Review. (3), 2008.

Jawa A. Avidov L. Jupiter J. Primary intraarticular lymphoma of the elbow: a case report. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-Am. (88):2730-2734, 2006 December.

Jawa A. McCarty P. Doornberg J. Harris M. Ring D. Extra-articular distal-third diaphyseal fractures of the humerus: a comparison of functional bracing and plate fixation. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-Am. (88):2348-2355, 2006 November.

Jawa A. Mehta S. Grupp S. Kramer SS. Carpentieri DF. Dormans JP. Face and thigh swelling in a 6-year-old girl. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (415):309-18, 2003 October.

Lynch HA. Johannessen W. Wu JP. Jawa A. Elliott DM. Effect of Fiber Orientation and Strain-Rate on the Uniaxial Tensile Material Properties of Tendon. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. (125):726-31, 2003 October.

Jawa A. Hanna BG. Hubbard A. Russo P. Dormans JP. Enlarging thigh mass in a 13-month-old boy. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (414):329-35, 2003 September.

Erickson JT. Mayer C. Jawa A. Ling L. Olson EB Jr. Vidruk EH. Mitchell GS. Katz DM. Chemoafferent degeneration and carotid body hypoplasia following chronic hyperoxia in newborn rats. Journal of Physiology. (509):519-26, 1998 June.

Chapters

Jawa A. Jupiter JB. Hotchkiss R. “Complex Traumatic Elbow Dislocations.” Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, 6th Edition. In Press.

Jawa A. Lee SG. “Fillet Flaps.” Flap Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. In Press.

Jawa A. Chen N. Jupiter J. “Osteotomies for Distal Radius Malunions: Intra and Extra-articular.”

The Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery. In Press.

Jawa A. Jupiter J. “Complex Elbow Instability.” The ASSH Pocket Guide to Hand Surgery. In Press.

Jawa A. Jupiter J. “Olecranon Fractures.” The ASSH Pocket Guide to Hand Surgery. In Press.

 

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine