Chris Chiodo, MD
Dr. Chiodo is a Boston-based, Harvard trained orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience treating patients with foot and ankle problems.
Frequently treated disorders include sports injuries, sprains and strains, fractures, arthritis, tendon disorders, deformity correction, bunions, hammertoes, and nerve injuries. Whether or not you need surgery, Dr. Chiodo employs a team-based approach to care.
The Brigham Foot and Ankle Center is located at 1153 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. On site services include casting, braces, advanced imaging, and physical therapy,
Our Foxboro offices are located in Patriot Place, directly adjacent to Gillette Stadium. On site services include an ambulatory surgery center, physical therapy, casting, braces, and advanced imaging.
On select days, Dr. Chiodo also sees new patients in Westwood and Pembroke. The Westwood offices are located in University Station at 100 Brigham Way. The Pembroke center is located at 15 Corporate Park Drive.
About Dr. Chiodo
- Harvard Medical School
- Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program
- Union Memorial Fellowship in Advanced Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
- Associate Editor, Foot and Ankle International
- Deputy Editor, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
- Author of numerous articles and textbook chapters
- Editor of two textbooks
- Foot and Ankle Division Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Board Member and Past President, Massachusetts Orthopedic Association
- President, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Medical Staff Assocation
Curriculum vitae available upon request
Awards and Honors
- Best of Boston, Boston Magazine
- Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
- Top 26 Foot and Ankle Surgeons in North America, Orthopedics Weekly
- Achievement Award, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- National Foot and Ankle Surgeons to Know, Becker’s Hospital Review
In today’s society we all tend to look for guarantees and sure bets. If you’ve read about what can go wrong with surgery, you’ll understand that it would be unfair for anyone to guarantee you a perfect surgical outcome. Of course, the odds weigh heavily in your favor. Still, I often tell patients that if you ever find a doctor who professes a flawless record or guarantees a perfect result, you should run, not walk, out the door.
While I cannot guarantee the outcome of your surgery, I can guarantee one thing: my 100% effort. If your case is challenging and takes longer than expected, I can assure you that nobody will rush and we’ll stay as long as it takes. If you have a problem after surgery, you can be seen any time of day, any day of the week.
People often ask me, why feet? Feet are not glamorous, and by some standards are dirty and downright ugly. If you have found your way to this site, however, you likely have a sense of how disabling foot and ankle pain can be. You probably understand how a dysfunctional foot can interfere with your life.
Approximately 30 years ago, I underwent the first of three major surgeries on my own foot. These were hindfoot reconstructions for a congenital problem. One of my surgeries was complicated by a nerve injury. My personal experience has instilled in me true compassion for patients with foot and ankle problems. I have lived with foot pain and have been through the frustrations of long recovery periods. Because of this, I am devoted to helping others with foot and ankle pain. Further, I am driven to continually improve my surgical skills and knowledge, and to advance Foot and Ankle Surgery through teaching and clinical research.
Foot and Ankle Surgery is a complex and challenging field. No one can guarantee that you will have a good result. Nor can anyone guarantee that you will not have a complication. Thus, most surgical consent forms claim, ‘no guarantees or promises can be made.’ However, I like to point out that in the end this is still an inaccurate clause. There is one guarantee that I can make, and that is my 100% effort and devotion to your care. This is my pledge to you.