Mark Yakavonis, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Mark Yakavonis


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.


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


  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Yakavonis M, Guss D, Lareau C. Current Diagmosis and Treatment in Rheumatology. Common Foot and Ankle Disorders. McGraw Hill Lange. New York, NY. 2021.

  • Published on 9/1/2019

    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. PMID: 31259801.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/9/2017

    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. PMID: 29117740.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/5/2016

    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. PMID: 26730685.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2012

    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. PMID: 21689817.

    Read at: PubMed

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