Meet Dr. Kadzielski
Fellowship Trained in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Microsurgery
In October 2015, Ben suffered a severe bite by a family dog. Ben’s mom, Kristy, brought Ben to South Shore Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department. As the team determined how to treat Ben’s bite, Kristy noticed her son was flushed. The team confirmed he had a fever and saw that his hand was swelling. The Trauma team paged John Kadzielski, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Director of the Division of Hand Surgery at South Shore Hospital, who was on call that day…
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Director, Division of Hand Surgery
South Shore Hospital
Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship and Residency
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA:
- General Surgery Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital
- Administrative Chief Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Hand Surgery Fellowship,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand
South Shore Hospital, Active Staff, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Weymouth, MA.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Active Staff, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA.
American Medical Association
Massachusetts Medical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association for Hand Surgery – Candidate Member
American Society for Surgery of the Hand – Candidate Member
- Harvard College Scholarship
- Student National Medical Association Region VII Research Competition 2nd Place in Clinical Science
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2004 Marathon Strides Chapter Team Award & Super Team Award
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Harvard Medical School Teacher/Mentor Award
- Kilfoyle Award, 2010 New England Orthopaedic Society Fall Meeting
- H. Kirk Watson, M.D. Founder’s Award, 2010 New England Hand Society Annual Meeting
- Massachusetts General Hospital Patient Safety Star
- Non-Clinical Research Paper Award, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program Resident Thesis Day
- The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School Editor’s Award
- Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program James H. Herndon, M.D., M.B.A., Resident Teaching and Mentoring Award
Publications (Peer Reviewed)
The Point Contact Fixator for the Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures.
Kadzielski J, Ring D, Jupiter JB.
The Persian Journal of Clinical Orthopedics. March, 2004. 1:5-10.
Locking Compression Plates for Osteoporotic Nonunions of the Diaphyseal Humerus.
Ring D, Kloen P, Kadzielski J, Helfet D, Jupiter JB.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. August, 2004. 425:50-54.
Psychological Factors Associated with Idiopathic Arm Pain.
Ring D, Kadzielski J, Malhotra L, Lee SG, Jupiter JB.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. February, 2005. 87(2):374-80.
Self-Reported Upper Extremity Health Status Correlates with Depression.
Ring D, Kadzielski J, Fabian L, Zurakowski D, Malhotra LR, Jupiter JB.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. September, 2006. 88(9):1983-8.
Evaluation of Preoperative Expectations and Patient Satisfaction After Carpal Tunnel Release.
Kadzielski J, Malhotra L, Zurakowski D, Lee SP, Jupiter JB, Ring D.
Journal of Hand Surgery. December, 2008. 33(10):1783-1788.
A Patient-Specific Version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire.
Vranceanu A, Kadzielski J, Hwang R, Ring D.
Journal of Hand Surgery. May, 2010. 35A:824-826.
A Vascular Complication Associated with Trochanteric-Entry Femoral Nailing on a Fracture Table.
Kadzielski J & Vrahas M.
The American Journal of Orthopedics. July, 2010. 39(7):E64-E66.
A Novel Methodology for the Study of Injury Mechanism: Ankle Fracture Analysis Using Injury Videos Posted on YouTube.com.
Kwon JY, Chacko AT, Kadzielski J, Appleton PT, Rodriguez EK.
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. August, 2010. 24(8):477-82.
Patient Safety Climate Among Orthopaedic Surgery Residents.
Kadzielski J, McCormick F, Zurakowski D, Herndon JH.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. June, 2011. 93(11): 1086 (e62: 1-6).
Surgeon Fatigue: A Prospective Analysis of the Incidence, Risk, and Intervals of Predicted Fatigue-Related Impairment in Residents.
McCormick F, Kadzielski J, Landrigan CP, Evans B, Herndon JH, Rubash H.
Archives of Surgery. May, 2012. 147(5):430-435.
Error Reporting and Safety Protocol Compliance: An Alternative to Punishment and Enforcement.
Kadzielski J & Herndon JH.
Journal of Trauma & Treatment. Editorial. May, 2012. 1(5):1000e105.
The Influence of Job Satisfaction, Burnout, Pain, and Worker’s Compensation Status on Disability After Finger Injuries.
Kadzielski J, Bot A, Ring D.
Journal of Hand Surgery. September, 2012. 37(9):1812-1819.
Transient Altitude-induced Compartment Syndrome Associated with Fiberglass Casts using Waterproof Cast Padding and an Experimental Model Validating this Concept.
Kadzielski J & Bae D.
The American Journal of Orthopedics. January, 2013. 42(1): 44-45.
Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Crew Administration of Antibiotics for Open Fractures.
Thomas S, Arthur A, Howard Z, Shear M, Kadzielski J & Vrahas M.
Air Medical Journal. March, 2013. 32(2): 74-79.
Fatigue Optimization Scheduling in Graduate Medical Education: Reducing Fatigue and Improving Patient Safety.
McCormick F, Kadzielski J, Evans B, Landrigan CP, Herndon JH, Rubash H.
Journal of Graduate Medical Education. March, 2013. 5(1): 107-111.
Compared with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiographs Underestimate the Magnitude of Negative Ulnar Variance.
Kadzielski J, Qureshi A, Han R, Yoshioka H, Blazar P.
The American Journal of Orthopedics. March, 2014. 43(3): 128-131.
The Role of Arthrodesis of the Wrist in Spastic Disorders.
Neuhaus V, Kadzielski J, Mudgal CS.
Journal of Hand Surgery Eur. April, 2014. Epub ahead of print.
Surgeons’ Attitudes are Associated with Reoperation and Readmission Rates.
Kadzielski J, McCormick F, Herndon J, Rubash H, Ring D.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. May, 2015. 473(5): 1544-1551.
How Prevalent are Hazardous Attitudes Among Orthopaedic Surgeons?
Bruinsma WE, Becker Sj, Guitton TG, Kadzielski J, Ring D.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. May, 2015. . 473(5): 1582-1589.
Nontuberculosis Mycobacterial Osteomyelitis of the Thumb: Successful Treatment with Serial Debridement, Antimicrobial Therapy, External Fixation, and Interphalangeal Arthrodesis.
Ehrlichman L, Kadzielski J, Hyle E, Jupiter J.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Case Connector. October, 2015. 5(4): e87.
Exactech Opteon Femoral Component Fracture 12 Years after Arthroplasty.
Patel SP, Antoci V, Kadzielski J, Vrahas MS.
Case Reports in Orthopedics. January, 2016. 1-4.
Publications (Non-Peer Reviewed)
The Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program: An Aerial Tour.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School. September, 2008. 10:142-143.
Correlating Injury Mechanism with Fracture Patterns of the Ankle: Challenging Long-Standing Orthopaedic Dogma Using Injury Videos from www.YouTube.com.
Kwon J, Chacko A, Kadzielski J, Appleton P, Rodriguez EK.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School. October, 2009. 11:74-78.
Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Osteomyelitis: A Case Report of Mycobacterium Avium Intracellulare Complex Tibial Osteomyelitis in the Setting of HIV/AIDS.
Kadzielski J, Smith M, Baran J, Gandhi R, Raskin K.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School. October, 2009. 11:108-111.
New Technology Rapidly Influences Orthopaedic Surgical Training: The Volar Locking Plate for the Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.
Kadzielski J, Dyer G, Blazar P.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School. October, 2010. 12:109-112.
The Incidence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization in Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.
Kadzielski J & Siliski J.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School. December, 2011. 13thEdition.
Implementing Fatigue Optimizing Scheduling to Reduce Resident Error.
Evans B, McCormick F, Kadzielski J, Landrigan C, Herndon JH, Rubash H.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School. December, 2011. 13thEdition.
An Update on Assessing the Validity of the Lauge Hansen Classification System for In-vivo Ankle Fractures Using YouTube videos of Accidentally Sustained Ankle Fractures as a Tool for the Dynamic Assessment of Injury.
Rodriquez EK, Kown J, Chacko A, Kadzielski J, Herder L, Appleton P.
The Harvard Orthopaedic Journal. December, 2012. 14:40-43. 14thEdition.
Reengineering Operating Room Workflows: Surgeon to Central Processing Staff Interventions Improve the Mechanics of Safe Surgical Care Delivery and Decrease Infection Rates.
Kadzielski J, Kelly A, MacTavish B, Kim J, Appleton P, Rodriguez EK.
The Harvard Orthopaedic Journal. December, 2012. 14:44-49. 14thEdition.