About Dr. Desio

Dr. Desio

Dr. Desio volunteering his time at Wachusett Mountain Race Team Giant Slalom Race

Dr. Desio volunteering his time at Wachusett Mountain Race Team Giant Slalom Race

Dr. Desio out for a shake out run before an Ironman race

Dr. Desio becomes a 4X Ironman at Ironman Lake Placid 2019


Dr. Stephen Desio is an Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery, as well as Sports Medicine. Dr. Desio is in private practice and specializes in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder. Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah, Dr. Desio has the distinction of being a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and the American Medical Association. His practice focuses on injuries to the shoulder and knee.

Not only is Dr. Desio a 5-time Ironman Triathlete, but has also served as Team Physician for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, Worcester Tornadoes Baseball Team, New England Surge Arena Football Team, NCAA 1st and 2nd round Basketball Tournament, and University of Utah Football and Basketball Teams. Dr. Desio has published papers on Sports Medicine in Nationally Recognized Journals and presented his research at International Meetings.  Dr. Desio is frequently named a Top Sports Medicine Physician by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Desio is here to help you with your health care needs, from injury prevention to sports performance improvement. Whether or not you are a professional athlete, his approach to patient care has been the same: provide the highest quality individualized patient care in an environment that is warm, caring, and efficient.

Advanced arthroscopic techniques and minimally invasive surgery are utilized when possible in the surgical treatment of injuries. Communication, courtesy, and respect are the cornerstones of his practice.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Worcester District Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Saint Vincent Hospital

Sports and Recreation Activities

  • 5x Ironman Triathlete
  • Recreational Ski Racing
  • Marine Corps Marathon Finisher
  • 2x Escape From Alcatraz Finisher

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123 Summer St.
Suite 520
Worcester, MA 01608

Tel: 508.363.6363

123 Summer St. Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608 508.363.6363