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Dr. Peter Asnis, Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Boston Red Sox, Medical Director of the Bruins and Chief of the Sports Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital to Deliver Commencement Address at Bay State College’s 71st Graduation Ceremony

Dr. Peter Asnis, Bay State College 2017 Commencement Speaker

March 22, 2017

BOSTON, MA – March 23, 2017 – Bay State College today announced that Dr. Peter Asnis, orthopedic surgeon to the Red Sox, and Team Physician for the Bruins and Patriots, has been selected to deliver the commencement address at Bay State College’s 71st graduation ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Dr. Asnis is Chief of the Sports Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is also the Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Boston Red Sox; Medical Director/Head Team Physician for the Boston Bruins; and is a Team Physician for the New England Patriots. Additionally Dr. Asnis is a member of the Team Physician Societies for the NFL, NHL and MLB. 

Dr. Asnis earned his undergraduate degree cum laude in biology at Harvard College and his MD from Cornell University Medical School with Honors in Research. After finishing a general surgery internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Asnis completed his orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he was awarded the Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching and Leadership Award. Dr. Asnis completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Mass General, and following his fellowship, he joined the MGH staff.

“As we spoke with Dr. Asnis, it became very clear that his many accomplishments, as well as his philosophy on leading a balanced life and remaining intellectually curious, would make him an excellent Commencement Speaker,” said, Dr. Stacy L. Sweeney, President of Bay State College. “His values, his role within the healthcare industry and his passion for serving others is well aligned with Bay State College’s mission, vision and core values.”

Dr. Asnis is an Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as a Member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. 

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Bay State College was founded in 1946. Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support. Bay State College accomplishes this mission by providing a learning environment where teaching excellence and student services are blended to support the uniqueness of individual students, preparing them to achieve their full potential as ethically and socially aware citizens. For several years, Bay State College was named to the Presidents' Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Bay State College has approximately 900 students enrolled in day, evening and online bachelor’s degree programs as well as range of associates degrees and certificate programs. Non-traditional students have the option of earning an online degree or attending evening college courses at Bay State’s two locations in Boston and Taunton, MA. Visit for more information.

Read the full press release here.

Chip Bergstrom
Bay State College