My professional philosophy is to provide the highest quality, most compassionate care to improve the lives of my patients, based upon the best scientific evidence available.

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Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Donald S. Bae

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Harvard College , 1992 , Cambridge , MA

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , 1997 , Boston , MA

Internship

General Surgery
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , 1998 , Boston , MA

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery
  • Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program , 2002 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2003 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital , 2004 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I am an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery in children and young adults. After completing fellowship training in both pediatric orthopedics as well as hand and upper limb surgery, I provide care for a variety of congenital, traumatic, neuromuscular and sports-related conditions in patients ranging from newborn to collegiate age.

My interest in orthopedics stems from my prior experience as an athlete, having successfully recovered from surgery on both shoulders to swim at the Division 1 level and captain the Harvard Men’s Varsity Team. I was fortunate to train in orthopedics, pediatrics and hand surgery at outstanding centers of excellence and ultimately joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Caring for infants with congenital hand differences, children with neuromuscular disorders, adolescents with fractures or collegiate athletes with sports injuries is both a tremendous privilege and profound responsibility. My professional philosophy is to provide the highest quality, most compassionate care to improve the lives of my patients, based upon the best scientific evidence available.   Furthermore, I am firmly committed to both education and research, training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons and improving the standards of care for future patients.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

•   Co-author of the textbook Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb Surgery: A Practical Guide
•   Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
•   Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
•   Member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), and former
    member of Board of Directors
•   Member of International Pediatric Simulation Society
•   Co-Fellowship Director, Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
•   Program Chair, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium
•   St. Giles Young Investigator Award – 2008
•   Harvard Orthopaedic Golden Apple Award – 2011
•   Angela S.M. Kuo Memorial Award – 2012
•   Robert P. Masland Jr. Teaching Award – 2013
•   Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Orthopaedics
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Subspecialty