Stuart Hershman, MD Title: Orthopaedic Surgeon Education: Harvard Medical School Expertise: Orthopaedic Surgery, Complex Spine and Spinal Reconstruction Faculty member, Harvard Medical SchoolDirector of Adult Spinal Deformity at Massachusetts General HospitalAssistant Attending Physician at Massachusetts General HospitalMember of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Scoliosis Research Society Experience Stuart Hershman, MD, FAAOS, is an orthopaedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He specializes in spinal deformity and complex spinal reconstruction. Dr. Hershman’s interests include spinal realignment surgery, revision spinal surgery, and the surgical management of cervical myelopathy and the osteoporotic spine. He is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Lumbar spine Research Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hershman has also co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and edited a textbook on compression fractures of the spine. He serves on several committees within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Scoliosis Research Society. Education Dr. Hershman earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and a fellowship in complex spine and spinal deformity surgery at Washington University. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.