John H. Healey, MD, FACS

Chief, Orthopaedic Service; Stephen McDermott Chair in Surgery
Pictured: John Healey

I have decades of experience diagnosing and treating sarcomas and benign tumors of the bones and soft tissue. I am an expert in surgery to remove tumors while preserving limbs, and I rebuild functional bones and joints with joint replacements and bone transplants. I am proud to be part of a team with a missionary zeal to treat people with cancer and to help them continue to have productive lives.

I also have a special interest in treating children who have bone cancers (osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma). As we continue to make progress in curing these cancers, it becomes even more important to be able to reconstruct limbs to provide patients with optimal long-term function. While our goal is always to cure the cancer, we strive to understand each patient's activities and help them achieve their individual goals while maintaining hope for the future.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Benign Bone Tumors; Prosthetic Reconstruction; Metabolic Bone Disease

Languages Spoken

MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine


New England Medical Center, Tufts University; Hospital for Special Surgery


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Hospital for Special Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Publications by John H. Healey

Diagnosis and Management of Pathologic Fractures. Lane JM, Healey JH, eds. New York, NY: Raven Press; 1993.

Selected Book Chapters
“Bone tumors.” Healey JH. In Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice. 16th ed. Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders; 2001: 519-532.

“Bone and soft tissue tumors around the knee.” Healey JH. In Surgery of the Knee. 3rd ed. Insall JN, Scott WN, eds. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2001: 1997-2028.

“Sarcomas of bone.” Lin PP, Healey JH. In: Surgical Oncology. Bland KI, Daly JM, Karakousis CP, eds. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2001: 1015-1053.

“Bone and soft tissue tumors about the knee.” Healey JH, Kennedy JG.  In: The Adult Knee. Callaghan JJ, Rosenberg AG, Rubash HE, Simonian PT, Wickiewicz TL, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003: 495-520. 

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