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John C. Macy, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Macy is Chief of Orthopaedics at Mansfield Orthopaedics at Copley Hospital. He specializes in treating disorders and injuries of the shoulder, including arthritis, instability, rotator cuff tears, and total shoulder replacement. Dr. Macy is the only Vermont orthopaedic surgeon who is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society and is a founding member and current Vice President of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society. A graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Macy performed his internship and residency at the University of Vermont – Fletcher Allen Health Care and completed the Transcontinental Shoulder Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and in Zurich, Switzerland.

He currently serves as a U.S. Ski Team physician and with the National Ski Patrol at Jay Peak in Vermont. Dr. Macy is also the Vermont Medical Director for Best Doctors Occupational Health Institute, a community of clinicians dedicated to improving the quality of care available to employees with work-related injuries. He enjoys a variety of outdoor sports, most notably road biking and endurance mountain bike racing. Dr. Macy and his family live in Shelburne.


Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

2015-Co-host of “Shoulder Arthroplasty,” produced by Information Television Network, slated to air nationally in 2015 as part of “Exploration Health” series broadcast on National Public Television.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Shoulder & Elbow Society

Arthroscopy Association of North America

New England Shoulder & Elbow Society, Founding member & VP – Shoulder Section

Vermont State Orthopaedic Society

Vermont State Medial Society

Credentialing Committee – Fletcher Allen Health Care, 2011-present

Reviewer, eClips/Year Book of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, 2010-current

Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 2009-current

Education & Clinical Experience


Medical Degree: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

General Surgery Internship: Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (Fletcher Allen Healthcare)

Residency: Neurosurgery, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (Fletcher Allen Health Care)

Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, Post-Doctoral fellow, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, University of Vermont

Residency: Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Fletcher Allen Healthcare

Fellowship: Transcontinental Shoulder Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital and Zurich, Switzerland

Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure: Vermont

Clinical Experience

2013- present Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mansfield Orthopaedics at Copley Hospital

2000-2013 Associates in Orthopaedic Surgery, South Burlington, VT


Macy, John MD; Comparison of Stemmed TSA versus Resurfacing TSA – Clinical and Radiographic analysis: ASES Closed meeting poster presentation, Sea Island GA 10/2012

Andrew Jawa, MD; Lewis Shi, MD; Travis O’Brien, MS; Jessica Wells, MS: Lawrence Higgins, MD; John Macy, JD; Jon JP Warner, MD: Two-stage Re-implantation for Shoulder Arthroplasty Infections; J Bone Joint Surg, AM 2011 93:2001-2009.

Lehtinen JT, Macy JC, Cassinelli E, Warner JJ, The painful scapulothoracic articulation: surgical management. Clin Ortho Relat Res., June 2004(423) 99-105.

Gerber C, Werner CML, Macy JC, Nyffeler RW & Jacob H, “Effect of selective capsulorraphy on the passive range of motion of the glenohumeral joint.” J Bone Joint Surg AM 2003 85:48-55.

Dumont CE, Thalmann R, Macy JC, “The effect of rotational malunions of the radious and the ulna on supination and pronation” J Bone Joint Surg Br 2002 84: 1070-1074.

Warner JP, Veegas AA, Lehtinen JT, Macy JC, “Management of capsular deficiency of the shoulder: a report of three cases.” J Bone Joint Surg AM 2002 84: 1668-1671.

“Shoulder Arthritis in the young individual – Treatment options 2013” Boston Shoulder and Sports Symposium, Waltham, MA 10/2013

“Shoulderology 101: RTC disease and other shoulder pathology” UVM Department of Physical Therapy lecture, Burlington, VT, 4/2013

“SLAP tear in the 50 yo athlete: fix or tenodesis?” New England Shoulder and Elbow Society 10th Annual Meeting, Jay Peak VT 2/2013

“Complications following Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty” Tornier Shoulder course, Providence, RI, 3/2011


Macy JC, Novotony JE, Nichols CE, Beynnon BD. “Comparative Anatomy of the human glenohumeral joint to prospective experimental models.” Submitted to Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Funded by Bristol-Meyers Zimmer Excellence in Orthopaedics Award.

Macy JC, Beynnon BD, Krag MH, Gottlieb DJ, Fukui Y, “The effect of pedicle screw obliquity on the strength of the pedicle screw vertebra interface” International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, Singapore, Taiwan, June 1997. Funded in part by NIH Grant #AR07568-03.

Novotony JE, Macy JC, Krag MH. “Effect of cervical orthoses on neck motion during activities of daily living: measurement method and comparison to voluntary range of motion. Manuscript submitted to SPINE. Funded by NIH Grant #ARO7568-03

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