Announcements for 2009

May 5, 2009 (historical)

Bhattacharyya Joins NIAMS Orthopaedic Research Program

Timothy Bhattacharyya, M.D.

Dr. Timothy Bhattcharyya

Augmenting NIAMS' efforts in the area of outcomes research, Timothy Bhattacharyya, M.D., has joined the Clinical and Investigative Orthopaedics Section of the Intramural Research Program. A staff orthopaedic surgeon at Bethesda's Suburban Hospital since 2008, Dr. Bhattacharyya will continue seeing patients and conducting surgery at that facility while working part-time for NIAMS.

Dr. Bhattacharyya received his undergraduate education at Northwestern University, from which he graduated with distinction in 1994. His medical training began at Washington University in St. Louis, which granted his medical degree in 1998, and he continued with an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery, both at the Boston Medical Center. Following the completion of his residency in 2003, Dr. Bhattacharyya entered a yearlong fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Harvard Medical School. From 2004 to 2008, he served on the school's faculty as an instructor of orthopaedic surgery, while working as a staff orthopaedic surgeon at both Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. His efforts as an instructor were honored with the "Golden Apple" - Harvard's Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program Teacher of the Year Award - in 2008.

Dr. Bhattacharyya is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He currently serves on the Health Care Systems Committee of the AAOS. While at Massachusetts General, he was appointed to the hospital's Clinical Research Council and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Quality Assurance Committee.

Dr. Bhattacharyya's research covers a wide range of issues, including surgical interventions following orthopaedic trauma, the medical and legal aspects of orthopaedic care, and the impact of pay-for-performance measures. He has authored or co-authored more than 25 publications, and made numerous presentations in national forums, such as the annual meetings of the American Orthopaedic Association and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He also serves as a journal reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.