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Eric T. Tolo, M.D.

Eric T. Tolo, M.D.

Eric T. Tolo, M.D., is a consulting orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, and is affiliated with the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Tolo received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Tolo completed a general surgery internship at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, a residency in orthopaedic surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery and an orthopaedic hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Areas of special interest to Dr. Tolo include arthritis surgery of the elbow, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, arthroscopy of the wrist and elbow, carpal tunnel, clavicle injuries, compressive neuropathies of the upper extremity, cubital tunnel, Dupuytren's contracture, elbow arthritis surgery, elbow contractures, elbow problems, elbow reconstruction, elbow stiffness, elbow surgery, elbow tendon/ligament repair, hand problems, hand surgery, hand tumors, microsurgery of the hand, painful elbow replacement, pediatric/congenital hand disorders, peripheral nerve injuries and reconstruction, radius fractures, revision elbow replacement surgery, rheumatoid arthritis and deformity in the hand, rotator cuff problems, rotator cuff repair of the shoulder, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder injuries, shoulder problems, shoulder surgery, thumb arthritis, ulnar nerve compression (cubital tunnel syndrome), ulnar nerve transposition, wrist arthritis surgery, wrist arthroscopy, wrist ligament injuries, wrist problems and wrist surgery.

Dr. Tolo is a fellow at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, New England Orthopaedic Society, New England Shoulder and Elbow Society, New England Hand Society, Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic Orthopaedic Alumni Association, Mayo Hand Club, Boston University Orthopaedic Alumni Association, Carpe Diem Hand Club, and Norwegian American Orthopaedic Society.


  • Medical Degree, Cornell University Medical College
  • Internship, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, General Surgery
  • Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Orthopaedic Hand and Microvascular Surgery