Originally from Pennsylvania, Boston became my second home when I attended Tufts University. After earning my MD at the Tufts School of Medicine, I spent 6 years at the Medical University of South Carolina training in orthopaedic surgery. I returned to Boston for Fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. There, I saw a tremendous breadth of conditions affecting adults and children. My particular surgical interests include hand, wrist and elbow arthritis as well as bone and soft tissue trauma in the upper extremity. I have excellent experience and training in both open and arthroscopic treatment methods. I also have a particular interest in peripheral nerve disorders, including compression syndromes such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, and have a large amount of experience with peripheral nerve repairs and grafting. When indicated, I always try to implement non-operative treatment methods before resorting to surgery.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, swimming, running, and photography.
- Tufts University – BA 2004
- Tufts University School of Medicine – MD 2008
- Medical University of South Carolina – Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 2008 – 2013, Chief Resident 2014
- Mass General Hospital, Boston – Fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery 2015
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – 2017
“Dr. Horst was very kind, funny and outgoing. He made my whole experience there go from awful to quite fun. Although my hand was broken, his jokes took my mind from worried to educated and relaxed. Thank you for the great experience in such an unfortunate situation."
Top notch. The patient comes first for Dr. Horst and it shows in not only the care but the knowledge he has and how he makes you feel at ease each step of the way. Every single staff member I interacted with made me feel I was in the best of hands. They explained everything to me and made me feel very safe and comfortable (Re: surgery staff) I don't believe there is anything that could be done better. It was perfect in every way. Highly recommend!"
"My daughter had a great experience at Excel being treated for a bone bruise on her wrist. Dr. Horst is great. I will recommend him to any other young gymnast dealing with an injury!"
“Dr. Horst was wonderful. His assistant was cheerful and welcoming. He listened to all my concerns and explained everything clearly. For the two surgeries I needed, he explained the procedures clearly, what they were going to do and the expected outcome."