Dr. Anthony A. Schepsis

Coastal Orthopedics
Beverly, MA
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Boston University School of Medicine

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Dr. Anthony A. Schepsis has over 30 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in open and arthroscopic procedures of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle, as well as sports related injuries.

Formerly Director of Sports Medicine and Fellowship Director for the Boston University Orthopedic Surgical Sports Medicine Fellowship which he founded, Dr. Schepsis joined Coastal Orthopedics in 2013, based in Beverly Massachusetts, and is part of the Beverly-Lahey Health System. He continues to maintain his academic position as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Schepsis is also a Master Instructor in Advanced Knee and Shoulder Techniques for the Orthopedic teaching center in Rosemont, Illinois in conjunction with the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Schepsis graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts before being admitted to the Boston University School of Medicine. Upon earning his Doctorate of Medicine, Dr. Schepsis completed an internship in General Surgery at the Boston University Medical Center, followed by a residency in Orthopedic Surgery. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and later earned board certification through the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
A prolific author, Dr. Schepsis has over 100 publications in several journals, including the Journal of Arthroscopy, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Techniques in Knee Surgery, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and the American Journal of Orthopedics. Dr. Schepsis has been a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Therapy, the Journal of Arthroscopy, and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has also published a textbook on sports medicine, utilized for orthopedic surgical residents in training worldwide.

Dr. Schepsis is considered a worldwide expert on the treatment of patellofemoral disorders, having published techniques on reconstructive patellofemoral surgeries, as well as a member of the international Patellofemoral Study Group and the Patellofemoral Foundation. He is also considered an expert on the management of pectoralis major ruptures, cartilage repair and restoration procedures of the knee and shoulder, resurfacing procedures in the knee and shoulder, multiligament injuries, and open and arthroscopic reconstructive procedures of the knee and shoulder.

As a Master Instructor for the AAOS and AANA for reconstructive procedures of the shoulder, Dr. Schepsis has a special expertise and interest in shoulder arthroplasty, including total and reverse shoulder arthroplasty, and the management of fractures around the shoulder girdle.
Dr. Schepsis is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Schepsis has been recognized and awarded with:

  • One of America's Leading Experts on: Tendon Injuries (Tendiopathy)
  • Patients' Choice Award (2014)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013-2014)
  • Election to "America's Top Doctors, 9th Edition", Selected by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. (January 2010)
  • Election to the "Cambridge Who's Who Registry (2010)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Boston (2009)
  • "Who's Who in America" (2007)
  • Voted to "Best Doctors in Boston", Boston Magazine (Fall 2007, 2009)
  • Voted to "Best Doctors in America" (2005)
  • Voted to "Doctors in America" by Consumer Reseach Council of America (2004, 2005)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • "America's Top Othopedists" awarded by the Consumer Research Council of America
  • "Top Doctors" by Boston Magazine


    • Board of Directors, Patellofemoral Foundation
    • Editorial Board, American Journal of Sports Medicine
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Arthroscopy
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Therapy
    • Master Instructor: Advanced Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopic Procedures: Orthopaedic  Learning Center, Rosemont, Illinois
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Committee for Certificate for Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
    • Arthroscopy Association of North America: Learning Center Committee
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Committee for Sports Medicine Assessment Examination
    • Executive Committee for Instructional Courses, Arthroscopy Association of North America
    •  Executive Committee: Sports Medicine Fellowship Examination, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2002 – 2008)

     Official Team Affiliations

    • Head Team Physician for the Boston University Intercollegiate Athletic Program
    • Head Team Physician University of Massachusetts Boston Intercollegiate Athletic Program
    • NFL Consulting Physician
    • Sports Medicine Consultant for the US Men’s and Women's Olympic hockey teams
    • Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Consultant for the World Wrestling Federation
    • Formerly team physician for Northeastern University


    • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopedic Association
    • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
    • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • International Patellofemoral Study Group
    • Patellofemoral Foundation
    • International Society of the Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • International Cartilage Repair Society
    • American College of Sports Medicine
    • American Medical Association
    • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Boston Sports Medicine Society
    • Massachusetts Orthopedic Association
    • Phi Beta Kappa, Boston University

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