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Christian Lattermann, MD

Advisory Board Member

About Dr. Lattermann

Christian Lattermann, MD, began his training at Hannover Medical School in Germany. In 1997 he did a two-year research and clinical fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, before he continued his career as resident in orthopaedic surgery from 1999-2004. He continued on to perform a specialty year as junior attending with a focus on trauma (superchief) at the University of Pittsburgh before he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and cartilage repair at Rush University in 2006.

Dr. Lattermann started his independent career in 2006 at the University of Kentucky where he built a strong clinical research program. He is an expert in cartilage repair, and posttraumatic osteoarthritis as well as more generally in outcomes research and clinical trials.

Dr. Lattermann was appointed chief of sports medicine and director of the Cartilage Repair Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2018. He is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and holds the Brigham and Women’s endowed chair for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Lattermann serves as co-chair of the Leadership Committee for Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine and is the director of research for Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine, overseeing the research program in sports medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as Massachusetts General Hospital. He serves as scientific advisor for the Center for Sports Performance and Research.

Dr. Lattermann has served as team physician for several professional and Division 1 College teams. He was an assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox during their World Series winning season in 2005 and also served as assistant team physician for the Chicago Bulls. He was team physician for the D1 SEC, University of Kentucky Wildcats from 2006-2018 and the head team physician of the D1AA Eastern Kentucky Colonels during that time. Dr. Lattermann also took care of numerous high schools during his tenure in Kentucky and since his arrival in Boston developed the Mass General Brigham High School Outreach Program, which currently includes more than 65 public and private high schools in the greater Boston area.

Dr. Lattermann has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers, over 30 book chapters and his research has been funded by national and federal institutions such as the National Institute of Health (NIH), Arthritis Foundation of America (AF), NFL charities, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the Physical Therapy Association of America (PTAA).

An active member and speaker in national organizations in the US, Germany and globally, he has held multiple positions on various committees in the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) as well as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS). He is the immediate past chair of the Research Committee of the German Speaking Arthroscopy Society (AGA). Dr. Lattermann recently served as program chair for the World Congress of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), and its current second vice president. He is a founding board member of the Biologics Association, a Multispecialty Society Association aimed at directing orthopaedic surgeons in the field of orthobiologics. He is a world renown speaker on the topic of cartilage repair and early osteoarthritis and sought after as teacher and instructor for orthopaedic sports medicine procedures around the knee.