Peter G. Fitzgibbons, M.D.

Peter G. Fitzgibbons M.D. Physician


Peter G. Fitzgibbons, M.D. is an orthopaedic physician specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. A native of Boston, Massachusetts and graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Fitzgibbons received his medical degree from Brown Medical School after completing the Dartmouth/Brown MD program. He continued at Brown University and later completed an internship in general surgery, a residency in orthopedic surgery and a fellowship in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Fitzgibbons then returned to Harvard for a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Dr. Fitzgibbons performs a wide variety of advanced procedures, treating fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, carpal tunnel and other nerve compression problems, trigger fingers and other forms of tendonitis, sprains and arthritic conditions. His consultations are consistently precise and thorough. Dr. Fitzgibbons makes sure patients fully understand not only their diagnosis but also the risks and benefits of various treatment options, so that together he and the patient arrive at the treatment plan that best suits that patient’s particular needs. 

Areas Of Expertise

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand

  • Tendon and Nerve Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel and Nerve Compression Problems
  • Trigger Finger, Tendonitis, Sprains


  • Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
  • General Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

  • Dartmouth Medical School; Hanover, NH
  • Brown Medical School; Providence, RI


General Surgery, Brown University; Providence, RI


  • Orthopaedic Trauma, Brown University; Providence, RI
  • Harvard Hand & Upper Extremity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Major Accomplishments

  • Most Valuable Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University
  • Co-author, AOSSM Excellence in Research Award paper
  • Co-author, AANA Richard O’Connor Award paper
  • Harvard Extension School Pre-med Coursework GPA 3.9
  • Harvard University BA with honors (Near Eastern History)
  • British/American Education Foundation Scholar

Hospital Affiliations

  • Medstar Washington Hospital Center
  • Medstar Georgetown Medical Center
  • Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center

MedStar Georgetown Medical Center

MedStar Washington Hopsital Center