Richard Wilk, MD, has been appointed chief of the Hip Preservation Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at BWH. He began in his new role on June 1.
Wilk sees patients at the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center in the Building for Transformative Medicine, as well as in the Brigham’s ambulatory care centers in Chestnut Hill and Foxborough.
He received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his Orthopaedic residency and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Tufts University Hospital.
With more than two decades of experience as a medical professional, Wilk has performed more than 1,000 hip arthroscopy procedures and has established himself as a leader in New England in the advancement of arthroscopic surgical techniques of the hip. He also has expertise in treating sports injuries and complex knee and shoulder problems.
Wilk has held many leadership positions throughout his career, including interim chair and vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association and the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association. He also serves as treasurer of the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association.
James Kang, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, said the department is thrilled Wilk has become a member of the Brigham family.
“Dr. Wilk has joined us with an expertise in sports medicine with a particular interest in hip preservation techniques,” Kang said. “He is an outstanding hip arthroscopic surgeon, and also performs knee and shoulder surgeries in athletes of all ages. With close to 25 years of experience, Dr. Wilk is known in the Boston area as a compassionate and caring physician.”