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Louis M Jurist, 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 hand and wrist

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. Jurist is a well-established hand surgeon who has practiced in this area since 1990 and started New England Hand Associates in 1997. He is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with over two decades of experience in the specialty.

Attending Brown University as an Economics major, Dr. Jurist graduated with honors as a Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, graduating in 1981. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center, where he still holds an appointment as a clinical instructor. Dr. Jurist finished his training at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, where he completed a fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery.

Dr. Jurist is active in national professional societies such as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and serves as a board member and other medical staff leadership positions at the hospitals at which he holds medical staff privileges. Personally, he enjoys golfing and biking, participating in Pan Mass Challenge bike ride for the Dana Farber Cancer institute for 10 years. Dr. Jurist has been awarded regional “Top Doc” by Castle Connolly, voted on by his peers for over 10 straight years, from 2010 to 2020. This is also Dr. Jurist’s fifth consecutive year being honored with Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors” Award.

What do patients have to say about you?

"Dr. Jurist was personable and thorough with his explanations about my surgery. My experience has been remarkably without incident or issues. I highly recommend Dr. Jurist."

"Dr Jurist was great, and I would highly recommend him! The office was easy to work with and I was in and out quick! Next time skip urgent care and go to the expert!!"

"I was able to get a quick appointment when I broke my wrist. The staff is exceptionally pleasant and proficient. Dr. Jurist was terrific. Reviewed my x-ray, explained everything to me perfectly. A follow-up appointment was needed, and again they fit me in immediately. This office is wonderful and I highly recommend Dr. Jurist."

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

Hand & Wrist Surgery, Microsurgery