Rob Parisien, MD​

Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery

Orthopaedic surgeon in Manchester, NH. Specializing in adult and pediatric orthopaedic trauma surgery, with sub-speciality focus on total shoulder arthroplasty and reconstruction. Research interest in the cognitive psychology of medical decision making.


Orthopaedic Surgery

ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, ELLIOT HOSPITAL AND CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER, MANCHESTER, NH

‣  Orthopaedic trauma surgery 9/2010 to present

‣  Elliot Hospital, Manchester, New Hampshire

‣  Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, New Hampshire

‣  Earned “NH Top Doctors” award in 2012-2016 for top Orthopaedic Surgeon in New Hampshire

‣  Orthopaedic Trauma Association Clinical Member since 2013

‣  Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Elliot Hospital, elected 2014. Re-elected 2016

‣  Named Elliot Hospital “Physician of the Year” in 2014

ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA AND SPORTS MEDICINE, MAINE ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER — 2005-2010

‣  Maine Orthopaedic Center, P.A. 1/2005 to 8/2010

‣  Orthopaedic traumatology and fracture surgery. Level 1 trauma call coverage at Maine Medical Center

‣  Sports medicine, focusing on all aspects of shoulder surgery

‣  Total Joint Arthroplasty: knee, hip, and shoulder, including a focus on reverse shoulder arthroplasty

‣  Covering orthopaedic surgeon for Portland Pirates professional hockey team

‣  US Ski Team physician since 2007


Post Graduate Medical Education

HARVARD BRIGHAM SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP — 2004

‣  Sports medicine fellow at Brigham and Women’s hospital in association with Harvard Orthopaedic Residency from 7/2004-1/2005

‣  Staff surgeon at the Veterans Affairs Hospital system, Boston, Massachusetts. Duties included teaching Harvard and Boston University Orthopaedic Residents

‣  Level 1 trauma call coverage at Brigham and Women’s hospital

‣ Advanced arthroscopic techniques, shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, and trauma.

HARVARD COMBINED ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM — 2000-2004

‣  Chief Orthopaedic Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital 1/2004-6/2004

‣  Orthopaedic Surgery Resident from 7/2000-6/2004

‣  Clinical Fellow in Surgery at Harvard Medical School

‣  Awarded best clinical research paper of class of 2004 during resident thesis day, 5/5/2004

‣  Scored 99th percentile in ABOS examination, July 2004

HARVARD GENERAL SURGERY INTERNSHIP — 1999-2000

‣  General surgery resident at Beth Israel Deaconess hospital 6/1999– 6/2000

‣  Clinical Fellow in Surgery at Harvard Medical School


Undergraduate and Graduate Education

DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL — 1995-1999

‣  Doctor of Medicine 1999

‣  Graduated with Honors

‣  AOA Honor Society

‣  Syvertsen scholar award for academic excellence

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO — 1990-1995

‣  Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

‣  Graduated with Honors


Publications and Research

‣  Teunis T, Janssen S, Guitton TG, Ring D, Parisien R. Do Orthopaedic Surgeons Acknowledge Uncertainty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Nov 9.

‣  Doornberg J, Parisien R, van Duijn J, Ring D. Radial Head Arthroplasty with a Modular Metal Spacer to Treat Acute Traumatic Elbow Instability. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007;89:1075-1080

‣  Parisien RC, Tomford WT, Zurakowski D, Patel DG. Long-term outcome of Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Thesis.

‣  Awarded the Barrett family prize for the Best clinical research paper of the Harvard Orthopaedic chief residents, 2004

‣  Accepted for poster presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2/2005

‣  Parisien RC, Doornberg J, Ring DC. Fracture-dislocations of the elbow: Replacement of the fractured radial head with a modular metal prosthesis. Presented at Orthopaedic Trauma Association annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 10/2004

‣  Cashen DV, Parisien RC, Raskin K, Hornicek FJ, Gebhardt MC, Mankin HJ. Survival Data for Patients with Malignant Schwannoma. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2004;426:69-73

‣  Parisien RC, Ball PA. Historical Perspective: William Jason Mixter 1880-1959. Ushering in the Dynasty of the Disc. Spine. 1998;21:2363-66

‣  Parisien RC. Creative Classical Guitar Creative Concepts Publishing Co., Ojai, California. 1993


Research Interests

PHILOSOPHY AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

‣  Epistemology of medicine and surgery

‣  Cognitive psychology in medical decision making

‣  "Cognitive biases and heuristics in orthopaedic surgery"

‣  Presentation given at the New England Orthopaedic Society meeting Boston, 11/18/2016

‣  Grand Rounds presentation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, 2/22/17

‣  Current projects include a survey of cognitive biases and heuristics in orthopaedic surgery (ongoing study) and a study of biases in medicine across sub-specialties (ongoing)

‣  Philosophy of Science as it applies to medicine and medical decision making

‣  Philosophy of David Hume and Empiricism

‣  Naturalized Epistemology as it applies to medical decision making



Memberships and Licenses

‣ Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1st certified in 2007 ‣ Re-certified in 2016

‣  Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

‣  Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

‣  Member of Orthopaedic Trauma Association

‣  Member of AO Trauma association

‣  New Hampshire medical license

‣  Member of Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM)


Athletic Career

UNITED STATES OLYMPIC TEAM

‣  1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France

‣  20th place in Men’s Giant Slalom, best American finish

UNITED STATES WORLD ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM MEMBER

‣  1991 World Alpine Skiing Championships in Saalbach, Austria

‣  25th place in Men’s Giant Slalom, best American finish

UNITED STATES SKI TEAM MEMBER

‣ World Cup, Europa Cup, and North American series teams 1987-1992

OTHER SKI RACING CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

‣  1st place in Canadian National Giant Slalom Championships 1990

‣  4th place in U.S. National Championship Giant Slalom at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 1989

‣  5th place in Pan American Games Giant Slalom at Las Lenas, Argentina, 1990

‣  7th place in Junior World Championship Giant Slalom at Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy, 1988

‣  9th place in Junior World Championship Slalom at Alyeska, Alaska, 1989

‣  11th place in Pan American Games Super Giant Slalom at Las Lenas, Argentina, 1990

‣  Elected into Maine Ski Hall of Fame, 2014


Other Interests:

BAROQUE LUTE

‣  Performance of works of S.L. Weiss, J.S. Bach, and other Baroque-era composers

‣  Baroque lute design and construction

‣  Member of the Lute Society of America

VOLUNTEER

‣ Ski racing coach, WVBBTS, Waterville Valley, NH 2015 to present

CYCLING

‣ Road racing, track racing, mountain bike racing