Best of Boston

1982 Best Surgeon, Orthopedic

Dr. Robert Leach

Exercise leads occasionally to injury, and for treating the busted knees, there’s probably no one better than Leach. He works with the Boston Celtics, the US ski team, the Olympic squad, and top professional tennis players. “The real action though,” Leach says, “is not with the pros. It’s with the people who are doing sports for fun.” That category includes Leach. With son Mike, the Leaches are a nationally ranked tennis duo. But Leach’s sports medicine is all business. “These days, reputations are often made not on the surgery, but on not doing the surgery,” he says. “And the athletes know I don’t quit. They recognize I’m relating.”

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