Mark R Belsky, MD, grew up in New Jersey. After graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, medical education followed at Tufts Medical Center, NYU-Bellevue Hospital, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and the Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

For forty years in the Boston area, he developed a thriving clinical practice as a hand surgeon, one of the most technically challenging surgical specialties. In addition, he served for twenty-seven years as Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His first writing successes included medical literature contributions, included co-authoring thirty-one peer-reviewed publications and eight book chapters. In addition, he co-founded The Hand Forum, a national study group for Hand Surgeons.

Supporting the community and social justice are priorities for Dr. Belsky.

His commitment to social responsibility and communal caring elected him to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Boston and the Board of Trustees of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Presently, he is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Boston Symphony and the Board of Advisors of Tufts University School of medicine.

His hobbies include fly fishing, biking, golf, hiking, baking bread, and making wood-fired pizza. Dr. Belsky and his wife, Nancy, spend most of their time in the Berkshires. They have three grown children, four grandchildren, and two standard poodles.