Joe Ordia, M.D.

Joe Ordia, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the Boston University School of Medicine in 1979 as Clinical Instructor in Surgery and Attending Neurosurgeon at the Boston Medical Center. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery in 1981, Associate Professor in 1986, and Full Professor in 1999.

He was Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Group, and Director of the Neurosurgery Spasticity Group. He was the acting chairman of the Department on several occasions. Dr. John Silber, then Chancellor of Boston University, gave a generous gift to the Department of Neurosurgery in honor of  Dr. Ordia.

Dr. Ordia has given Grand Rounds at several prestigious institutions, including. Boston University, Harvard University, Tuft University, John Hopkins, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, National Naval Hospital, Medical College of Virginia, Duke University, University of Miami, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  He has been a reviewer for National Research Foundation, South Africa and external examiner for University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Pain management is the focus of Dr. Ordia’s practice at the Pain and Wellness Center where a multidisciplinary group of pain specialists provide collaborative care under the same roof.  Knowledge and expertise from neurosurgery, anesthesia, nursing, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, psychology, and interventional pain medicine, are freely shared for the benefit of the patient.

Dr. Ordia was honored with  the 2016 Department of Surgery award for Clinical Excellence and Professionalism  by  North Shore Medical Center,  Partners Health Care.

           Pain and Wellness Center
           10 Centennial Drive
           Peabody, MA 01960
           Telephone: 978-826-7230
           Fax: 978-826-7237


Academic Appointments
Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine.
Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School (1978-1988)

Clinical Appointment
Attending Neurosurgeon at the Boston Medical Center.

Major Clinical Interests
Implantable Infusion Pumps.
Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Bates College
University of Ibadan
Harvard University

Neurosurgery Residency
Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Massachusetts General Hospital.

Board Certification
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 1982.

Fellowships and Certificates
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 1983.
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, American College of Surgeons, 1985.

District of Columbia.
New York.

Publications by Dr. Joe Ordia.

Research by Dr. Joe Ordia