The Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital collaborates with referring physicians to help them access services for their patients. Brigham and Women’s Hospital physicians and surgeons are also dedicated to providing continuing education opportunities for established medical and surgical professionals. Our renowned fellowship and residency programs train the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists.
Refer a Patient
To reach a physician at the Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center or to receive additional information about their services, call the toll-free Physician Referral Service number at 1-800-MD-to-BWH (1-800-638-6294). This number is staffed 8am- 5pm, Monday through Friday. A representative can direct you to the physician with whom you wish to speak, as well as facilitate consultations and second opinions. Mass General Brigham physicians who would like to request a consultation are encouraged to use the Physician Gateway system.
Inpatient transfer services are handled by MDConnect. MDConnect is a joint program between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as a community physician's direct link to the transfer and transport services of these hospitals. With one call, MDConnect will coordinate timely communication between referring and receiving physicians, locate inpatient beds, and arrange transport. Ground-based, mobile ICUs, staffed with specially trained nurses and paramedics, are also available through this service. To reach MDConnect call (877) 637-3337.
For physicians who have questions about our program or are seeking another opinion, you also may visit Online Specialty Consultations.
Education and Training
Visit our Education and Training page for more information on medical education opportunities at the Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center.