John C. Macy, MD

John C. Macy, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

John Macy, MD, MHCDS is Chief of Orthopedics at Copley Hospital. Dr. Macy specializes in treating disorders and injuries of the shoulder, including arthritis, instability, rotator cuff tears, and total shoulder replacement. He recently received is Maters of Health Care Delivery Science at the Amos Tuck School Business/TDI, Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.  He is currently participating in the Physician Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation. He serves as Co-Medical Director for Innovative Peri-Operative Technology (IPT, LLC), a med-tech start-up company focusing on disruptive technologies in the healthcare field. He is a design surgeon for Shoulder Innovations, a comprehensive shoulder replacement system based on new ideas and technologies. He also serves on many committees, including the General Advisory Committee for the Green Mountain Care Board.

Dr. Macy has been a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society for over 10 years, is a founding member of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society and the current President for the Vermont Orthopedic 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 has written several peer-reviewed scientific articles and is involved with ongoing research focusing on patient outcomes following shoulder surgery. He currently serves as a U.S. Ski Team physician and with the National Ski Patrol at Jay Peak. Dr. Macy is also the Medical Director for VLCT and VSBIT, dedicated to improving the quality of care available to employees with work-related injuries. When not in the operating room or clinic, he enjoys the great outdoors, most notably mountain biking and back-country skiing. Dr. Macy and his family live in Shelburne.

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


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


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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