Dr. David A. Mattingly
Dr. David A. Mattingly is Surgeon-in-Chief, Chairman of the Orthopedics Department and Director of the Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital. He also serves as a Trustee of the New England Baptist Hospital where he is in active clinical practice. Dr. Mattingly is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Mattingly also serves on the Finance and Development Committees as well as the Philanthropy Committee at the New England Baptist Hospital and Chairs the Arthroplasty and Orthopedic Executive Committees. He has also served as past Director of Orthopedic Education. Dr. Mattingly is a well-recognized writer and lecturer with numerous publications in the orthopedic literature. He has served on their Editorial Boards of the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has also received the distinguished Miriam Ropes Award from the Arthritis Foundation for his distinguished work in arthroplasty surgery of the hip and knee.
Dr. Mattingly graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Evansville, where he was elected a first team Academic All-American in football. He obtained his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He did his internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He completed the Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Mattingly specializes in total joint replacement of the hip and knee.
Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern
Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern is a past President of the Medical Staff at New England Baptist Hospital, where he is in active clinical practice. Dr. Van Flandern has been Board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 1997. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine and a Faculty Lecturer at Harvard University Medical School.
In addition to being President of the Medical Staff, Dr. Van Flandern has been a member of the Arthroplasty, Infection Control and Medical Executive Committees at New England Baptist Hospital, and served as Chairman of the Operating Room Products Committee.
Dr. Van Flandern has published numerous works of orthopedic literature and has traveled widely as a lecturer.
Dr. Van Flandern graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University. He completed both his general surgery and orthopedic surgery residencies at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He then completed the Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital.
After completing his Fellowship in Boston, Dr. Van Flandern practiced in Cincinnati, Ohio for three years. He returned to the Boston area in 1998, when he joined Longwood Orthopedic Associates. Dr. Van Flandern is married and the father of four children. In his spare time he enjoys golf, triathlon competition and spending time with his family.
Dr. Van Flandern specializes in joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. In addition, he also specializes in hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Daniel M. Ward
Dr. Daniel M. Ward is an attending surgeon at the New England Baptist Hospital and has been a Board Certified member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 2004. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Ward serves as a board member of the Arthroplasty, Infection Control, Resident Selection, and Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship Selection Committee at the New England Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Ward is actively involved with clinical orthopedic research on hip and knee implants and has published over 30 articles and abstracts. He has lectured over 100 times on these subjects at the local and national levels. He has served as Chairman of national orthopedic meetings and performed live surgery for instructional purposes for these meetings. He is also a consultant in the field of surgical implant design.
Dr. Ward graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he received an athletic scholarship for baseball. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed both his internship and surgical residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then went on to complete the Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Ward specializes in total joint replacement and revision surgery of the hip and knee. He is extremely focused on a surgical approach to the hip that allows rapid recovery and for some same day outpatient surgery. It is a tissue preserving and minimally invasive approach to the hip. Specifically, Dr. Ward’s approach allows for almost no restrictions in the motion of the hip after the replacement and virtually limitless activities of the replaced hip.
Dr. James G. Nairus
Dr. James G. Nairus is an attending orthopedic surgeon at the New England Baptist Hospital and has been Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 2004. He came to New England Baptist Hospital from the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Nairus is a Clinical Instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Nairus has lectured at orthopedic conferences and authored numerous works of orthopedic literature.
Dr. Nairus graduated Cum Laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he was a first team GTE Academic All-American in basketball. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship, orthopedic residency and an orthopedic research fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. He then completed the Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Nairus is also a well-respected physician in the medical/legal world where he performs Independent Medical Examinations for insurance companies as well as injured workers.
Dr. Nairus specializes in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee as well as knee arthroscopy.
Eric Smith, MD, FAOA
Eric L. Smith, M.D., FAOA is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in joint replacement, reconstructive surgery and revision surgery of the hip and knee at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). Dr. Smith is Chief of Arthroplasty at NEBH where he is involved in the clinical care of patients, research and teaching. Dr. Smith plays an active role in the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship Program, where he provides advanced training to physicians in adult reconstructive surgery. He is board certified in general orthopedics since 2004.
A prolific researcher, lecturer and educator, Dr. Smith has been invited to speak nationally and internationally. Over the years he has received over one-million dollars in research grants, including from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). He has been named a Top Doctor in Castle Connolly’s annual list each year since 2015. He was named outstanding orthopaedic educator at both Boston University and Tufts University orthopaedic programs.
Prior to joining NEBH, Dr. Smith served as Chief, Division of Arthroplasty and Fellowship Director at Boston Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California at Davis, he earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA and completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.
Dr. Smith served ten years on active duty, during which time he was deployed to Afghanistan as an orthopedic surgeon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Smith is a four-time recipient of the Army Commendation Medal and has received numerous honors and awards during his career, including the Meritorious Service Medal and the Global War on Terror Medal.
Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also an orthopaedic surgeon, and their three daughters.
Brian Johnson, NP-C
Brian Johnson is a Nurse Practitioner at Longwood Orthopedic Associates. He attended Northeastern University, where he received both his B.S. Nursing and M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner degrees. He then completed training to become an RNFA — Surgical First Assistant. Brian's training includes multiple orthopedic and medicine based clinical rotations at Boston's top hospitals - including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mass General Hospital, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Brian is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP), New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association (NHNPA), and the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON). He is currently a member of the MCNP legislative team, advocating for Nurse Practitioner advancement in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Brian has been a full time member of Longwood Orthopedic Associates since 2012, prior to that; he spent five years working as a Surgical Nurse Practitioner on the Joint Arthroplasty service at New England Baptist Hospital. He specializes in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine, including the most innovative conservative therapies and injections for the management of osteoarthritis.
Danielle Burdo BSPT, MA, MS PA-C
Danielle Burdo has been a Physician Assistant at Longwood Orthopedics since 2007 participating in initial office visits, pre and post operative care, conservative treatment of osteoarthritis, and pain management. She is also on staff at the New England Baptist Hospital as a Hospitalist, providing medical management for the post operative orthopedic patients.
Ms. Burdo is involved in the clinical education of Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner students from many universities in the greater Boston area.
Ms. Burdo received her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (now Rutgers), her MA in Exercise Science from Montclair State University and her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from Kean University.
Her clinical interests include the treatment and diagnosis of developmental hip dysplasia, chronic pain management and overall care of the post operative patient.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two young children, working out and cooking.
Daniel Lococo, NP-C
Daniel Lococo is a Nurse Practitioner at Longwood Orthopedic Associates. He graduated from Boston College, where he received both his BSN and his MSN degrees. Dan also graduated from Duke University’s Orthopedic Specialty Certificate Program. He is a member of the nursing honors society, Sigma Theta Tau, a member of the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, and is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
While in school, Dan trained at multiple Boston hospitals and private practices in orthopedics as well as other areas of medicine — including at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and for an extended time at both Orthopedics New England and Longwood Orthopedic Associates.
Dan started as a full time Nurse Practitioner at Longwood Orthopedic Associates in the summer of 2019. Prior to that, he was a full-time Orthopedic RN working in the operating room at New England Baptist Hospital on total knee and hip replacements. Dan specializes in conservative measures including injections and is a first assist in the operating room.