A Lifespan Physician Group Practice
Michael Mason, DO
Michael Mason, DO, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Newport Orthopedics, a Lifespan Physician Group practice. He has designed and been involved in the development of multiple artificial joints and brings more than 20 years of experience in joint replacement and reconstructive surgery, most recently at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
What drew you to orthopedic surgery?
My first introduction to orthopedic surgery was watching a joint replacement procedure as a young man. I was fascinated by the technical aspects of the surgery. Shortly thereafter, I volunteered at a local hospital as a physical therapy aide and got to see the life-changing results that this surgery could bring about. Since that first day, I have been passionate about being a part of this field.
What are your particular interests/expertise within the field?
My clinical practice is centered around the replacement of hips, knees and shoulders. In addition to performing these procedures, I have designed and participated in the design team on many medical devices and joint replacement implants commonly in use today.
What do you enjoy about practicing medicine in a community like Newport?
After years of practicing in Boston and seeing patients from near and far, I welcome the opportunity to become part of, and hopefully make a difference in, a close-knit community with a worldwide reputation for being hospitable, social and caring.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Apart from work, I like to sail and explore new destinations. I also enjoy taking walks, playing with my dog and cooking.