Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. Evan A. O'Donnell, MD at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Evan O’Donnell is a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Orthopedic Surgeon and on faculty at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in shoulder surgery, including minimally-invasive, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries. His team at the Sports Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides exceptional care for all.

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He completed his orthopedic residency training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and is fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder surgery from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

As a varsity collegiate athlete and volunteer firefighter, Dr. O’Donnell has extensive familiarity with athletics and injuries. He has also worked with the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Revolution, and Harvard University. This experience allows Dr. O’Donnell to treat athletes of all ages, levels, and occupations.


Dr. O’Donnell’s practice is solely dedicated to the study and treatment of shoulder conditions.

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, our passion is getting you back to the activities you love.

Why do New England patients choose
Dr. O’Donnell?

Patients recognize that Dr. O’Donnell is a leader in the field of sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He continues to push the needle in clinical advances and innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, delivering state-of-the-art care to his patients.


Paula Sheppard was born and raised just outside of Boston and is on a mission to provide the best customer service to our patients in Sports Medicine. An expertise at understanding people, and listening to their requests, has awarded her with multiple Partners in Excellence Awards. Paula has been with Mass General for over 15 years and is passionate that every individual, with their own unique needs, receives the best care possible.

To book an appointment call Paula at
(617) 726-6648

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Dr. O’Donnell has authored numerous peer-reviewed studies and book chapters. He has been asked to present nationally and internationally on the topics of shoulder surgery and also serves as a reviewer for one of the most influential journals in orthopaedics, the American Journal of Sports Medicine.