Meet Dr. Sunkin

Fellowship trained in Total Joint Arthroplasty

 

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (71 Ratings, 21 Comments)
Global
4.6/5
Physician Communication Quality
4.6/5
Office Staff Quality
4.7/5
Access to Care 3 month
4.6/5
Care Coordination
4/5

Recent Comments

03/31/2021

This is a good place to get treated for falls & accidents I've been treated here twice in the last few years or both experiences were excellent.
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03/30/2021

*Dr. Sunkin provided excellent surgery for anterior hip replacement. Also now a great communication skill to explain the medical details, when asked. I have already referred him to family and friends!
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03/29/2021

All was good.
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03/24/2021

Excellent.
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03/23/2021

I experienced an injury and was given an appointment the same day I called. Dr Sunkin was knowledgeable and explained everything I need to know going forward, he listened and answered questions patiently, it was a pleasure to meet him.
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03/22/2021

Excellent experience. Everyone was nice and professional.
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03/09/2021

Good. Very pleasant man.
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01/25/2021

All answers related to pre-op and surgery.
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01/12/2021

I am very perticular about any doctor I see I was very impresed with this doctor and I will see him again and will let h im operate on me. all I can say is he was excellent
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01/05/2021

Very good experiences.
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01/04/2021

I left today feeling much more informed than coming in
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12/22/2020

*Dr. Sowkin is a knowledgeable orthopedic dr. Caring and willing to listen to the patients concerns.
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12/08/2020

I was referred by my orthopedic for a revision he said he did not feel the surgery would help me if could make me worse.
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12/04/2020

*Dr. Sunkin was excellent - easy to talk to & understand.
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11/25/2020

Dr. Sunkin was very pleasant and informative. We discussed at length what was happening and how best to approach treatment.
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11/23/2020

I was thrilled to have one of the first appointment in *Dr. Sunkin's SS orthopedic office schedule. It was worth the wait for anterior hip surgical procedures to come to the South Shore.
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11/23/2020

I have ALWAYS received excellent service from So. Shore Ortho. and recommend your organization to others.
SSO CGCAHPS Survey

11/15/2020

Dr Simkin order a steroid short for my hip that did not help and when it didn't he ordered an MRI which pinpointed my problem and referred me to the next step in my treatment to see a Neurosurgeon which I have and he ordered another steroid shot this time to my herniated disc and I'm in the process of waiting for the shot to work, Dr Simpkin by ordering the MRI go me to a better place, and I'm very thankful. jjoc
SSO CGCAHPS Survey

11/12/2020

Dr.Sunken was very kind and professional. Made me feel at ease during my visit. Listened very carefully to my chief complaint and got me the MRI that revealed the problem of my hip pain. I'm glad he ordered the MRI because I was playing soccer with a stress fracture and it could have been worse if I continued playing. I thank him for listening to me.
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11/10/2020

Top-notch service and care across the board!
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11/09/2020

Services where great and everyone was curteous and helpful
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Specializing In

  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • General Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Undergrad

Tufts University
Boston, MA

Medical Degree

Uniformed Services University
Bethesda, MD

Internship

Wright-Patterson Medical Center
Dayton, OH

Residency

San Antonio Military Medical Center
San Antonio, TX

Total Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship

Brigham And Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA

Specialty Society Memberships

AAOS American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AAHKS American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
SOMOS Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

Achievements

Military Service

United States Air Force, 2002-2019, attained the rank of Lt. Col.
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, US Hospital Langley, Langley Air Force Base, 2016-2019
Senior Orthopedic Surgeon, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Apr – Nov 2017
Orthopedic Surgeon, Presidential Surgical Team, Argentina. Mar – Apr 2016
Staff Orthopedic Surgeon, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Jun – Oct 2015
Staff Flight Surgeon, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Jul – Sep 2008

Awards

  • Air Force Commendation Medal (awarded twice 2009, 2017)
  • Air Force Achievement Medal (awarded twice 2007, 2014)
  • Army Achievement Medal (2011)
  • National Defense Service Medal (2002)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2017)
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (awarded 2015)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (2004)
  • NATO non-Article 5 Medal, Afghanistan (2017)
  • Air Force Flight Surgeon Badge (2007)
  • Army Parachutist Badge (awarded for Army Airborne training, 2006)

Publications

  • Sunkin JA, Lindsey MH, Stenquist DS, Fuller BC, Chen AF, Shah VM. Surgical Treatment of Acute Periprosthetic Knee Infection with Concurrent Presumed COVID-19: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2020;10(3):e2000226.
  • Puddy AC, Sunkin JA, Aden JK, Walick KS, Hsu JR. Cast saw burns: evaluation of simple techniques for reducing the risk of thermal injury. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Dec;34(8)e63-6.

National Presentations

  • Sunkin. Cast saw burns: defining the margin of safety in splitting freshly applied casts.
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. December 2012.
  • Sunkin. Cast saw burns: evaluation of simple techniques for reducing the risk of thermal injury. Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. December 2012.