Martin Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)

Martin Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)

Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Co-Chief, Hand & Microsurgery Service

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(314) 514-3500

Dr. Boyer sees all patients with acute or chronic injuries or conditions affecting the hand or wrist, twelve years of age or older.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Arthritis of the hand and wrist
  • Bone deficiency following trauma of the arms, legs
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Infection
  • Ligament injuries of the hand and wrist
  • Nerve compression
  • Nerve injury
  • Problem wounds
  • Radial and ulnar artery trauma
  • Soft tissue wounds of the back, arms, legs
  • Stiffness
  • Tendinitis of the hand and wrist
  • Tendon injury
  • Trigger finger
  • Tumors

Common Procedures

  • Bone graft and bone flap reconstruction of the arm and leg
  • Distal radius fracture fixation
  • Finger and wrist arthritis: joint replacement
  • Fixation of fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist
  • Tendon repair
  • Ganglion excision
  • Local and free flap wound coverage of the spine, arm, leg
  • Surgery for tendinitis
  • Surgery for thumb arthritis
  • Trigger finger

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Washington University Orthopedics / Chesterfield

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

For a comprehensive listing of Dr. Boyer's publications, click here.

Research Interests

Dr. Boyer has research interests in the microvascular transplantation of epiphyseal plates.

Clinical Interests

Reconstructive microsurgery of upper and lower extremities following trauma, tumor, or infection.

Background

Born in Montréal, Québec, Dr. Boyer completed high school and medical school in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated first in his medical school class and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Toronto as 'Most Outstanding Graduate'. After completing two hand surgical fellowships, he has made St. Louis and Washington University his home since 1997.

Board Certifications

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, 1995; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000; Certificate of Added Qualifications (Hand Surgery), American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001; Recertified 2010

Medical Degree

  • University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto

Fellowship

  • Upper Extremity & Trauma, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto

  • Hand & Microsurgery, Indiana Hand Center, Indiana University

Milestones

2005 AOA Lecturer, Washington University School of Medicine

2008 Visiting Professor, Sidney Blair Lectureship, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

2009 Installed as the Carol B. Loeb and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.

2009 James House Visiting Professor in Hand Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2009 Visiting Professor, Leo Leung Memorial Lecture in Hand Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2011 Invited Speaker, Ganga Wrist Workshop, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India.

2014-2017, Education Division Director, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

2017-2018, Vice President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

2018-2019, President-Elect, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Honors and Awards

  • Cody Gold Medal, University of Toronto, 1988; Ellen Mickle Fellowship, University of Toronto, 1988; Silver Medal in Surgery, University of Toronto, 1988
  • John J. Fahey MD Memorial North American Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1999
  • Palma Chironis Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, 2002
  • Clinical Lecturer of the Year Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2003, 2004 
  • The Lee T. Ford Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Julian M. Bruner Award for Outstanding Poster, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Loeb Teaching Fellowship, 2005-2007
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2005-present
  • Sidney S. Pearl Award for Inspirational Teaching, Washington University School of Medicine, 2010
  • Best Black and White Sports Photograph, Black and White Magazine, 2015, 2016
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2000-2001, 2003-2005, 2007-2014, 2016-2017

 

Make an Appointment

Dr. Boyer’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

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