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Jeffrey F Dietz, MD

Specialty: Hand Surgery

Top Doctor2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


New England Hand Associates is an orthopedic surgery practice specializing in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions. We provide comprehensive and timely orthopedic care, including prompt surgery, at four convenient locations throughout the western suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. Patients of all ages from New Hampshire to Rhode Island come to us for expert care and treatment.

Our practice features three of the finest hand surgeons outside of Boston, as well as three certified hand therapists practicing in our Framingham and Milford offices. Hundreds of the region's primary care physicians refer their patients who may be having hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder problems to New England Hand Associates.

For the best surgical care and orthopedic services close to home, call New England Hand Associates at (508) 872-7881. Same-day appointments for emergencies or same-week appointments for non-urgent care are typically available.

To schedule an appointment please call 508-872-7881.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Treatment of conditions of the upper extremities (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder)

Awards or Certifications

Boston Magazine's Top Doctor: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2010 - 2020

What's your background, education and training?

Dr. Dietz is dedicated to the treatment of all conditions involving the upper extremity (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder). His has particular interest in the surgical and nonsurgical care of traumatic injuries (fractures/dislocations and tendon injuries), arthritis, nerve conditions (carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome), and tendonitis. In addition, Dr. Dietz has received specialty training in microsurgery.

Dr. Dietz graduated with honors from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. He received further training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Brigham and Women’s hospital and Children’s hospital of Boston while completing the Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship. Dr. Dietz is board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand Surgery.

Dr. Dietz services the MetroWest community as an active staff member of Emerson Hospital in Concord, MetroWest Hospital, and Milford Regional Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Dietz has been awarded regional “Top Doc” by Castle Connolly, voted on by his peers for 7 straight years, from 2014 to 2020. This is also Dr. Dietz’s fifth consecutive year being honored with Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors” Award.

What do patients have to say about you?

"It’s early in the process in that my surgery (a Smith’s fracture) was just over a week ago and my follow up is tomorrow. Thus far I’m very impressed and pleased. My wife has worked for a different orthopedic. Sports Med (so that took away the angst of making a poor political decision) group in Needham but after going to Milford Regional’s ED and then meeting Jeff the next day, I was hooked. Between the staff at his office, the entire experience at Milford & of course, Jeff Dietz, I’m thoroughly impressed. I’m looking forward to my recovery but as of now, I have a great new hand surgeon should I need him again!"

"Dr. Dietz was thorough and direct, explaining things to me in a way I could understand while not talking down to me. He was on time both for my initial appointment and for the surgery, and I could not have asked for a better experience."

"Dr. Dietz was amazing with my 10 year old son. We did not have a long wait at all and he put us at ease with his fun personality."

Hours of operation

Regular office visits are available by appointment only. Our office hours may vary by location. Our main office hours (Framingham and Milford) are as follows:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Please call our main office in Framingham at (508) 872-7881 for more details.

Insurances Accepted

At New England Hand Associates, we accept most major health insurance plans, including:

Aetna Health Plan

Blue Cross/BlueShield

Cigna Healthcare

Fallon Community Health Plan

Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare [except Stride]


Allways Health Partners

Tricare Standard [not Prime]

Tufts Health Plan


United Healthcare

and certain managed Medicaid plans such as:

Fallon Direct Care

Tufts Network Health & Together

United Healthcare Community Plan.

Special expertise

Microsurgery, Upper Extremity Surgery