Taylor A. Horst, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
To schedule an appointment, please call 781.782.1337.

Medical Secretary

Karen Fitzgerald
781.782.1330

Surgery Coordinator

Theresa Fulwider
781.782.1305

Taylor A. Horst, MD

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
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand - 2018

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

  1. Hartsock LA, Demos HA, Horst TA, Netto AP; and Barfield WR: Use of cortical strut allograft in periprosthetic femur fractures. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal. Edited, 2014.
  2. Horst TA, Mooney III, JF, Hooker JA, Barfield WR, and Glaser JA. Comparison of Intraoperative C-Arm Fluoroscopy to Postoperative Radiographs in Operative Fracture Fixation. J Surg Orthop Adv, 24(3): 180-183, 2015.
  3. Ring D, and Horst TA. Coronoid Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 29(10): 437-440, 2015.
  4. Horst TA, and Jupiter JB. Stabilization of distal radius fractures:  Lessons learned and future directions. Injury, 47(2): 313-319, 2016.
  5. Bowman S, Horst TA, Kokko KP; and Angermeier EA: Patient Attitudes Toward Local Anesthesia With or Without Sedation for Minor Hand Procedures. Accepted for publication J Surg Orthop Adv, 27(4):317-320, 2018.
  6. Daly MC, Horst TA, Mudgal CS. Dorsal Cortical Breaks in Volar Barton Distal Radius Fractures. Hand, 16(3):303-309, 2021

Book Chapters

  1. Horst TA, Ring DC and Jupiter JB. “Radius and Ulna Diaphyseal Fractures.” Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly, edited by Charles M. Court-Brown et al., CRC Press, 2017.

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