Henry J. Mankin: A Trailblazer in Skeletal Pathology Research

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 Mar 15;45(6):405-406. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002730.


: Dr. Henry Mankin has made a profound impact in the fields of skeletal surgery and orthopedics. In a career spanning over 50 years, Dr. Mankin conducted extensive research on and provided treatment for numerous patients with Gaucher disease and spinal tumors such as sacral chordomas. Dr. Mankin's prolific career includes many leadership positions in the field of skeletal surgery, including Chief of Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has touched the lives of over 19,000 patients with bone and soft tissue tumors and undoubtedly shaped the future of skeletal surgery.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / history*
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Male
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / history*
  • Orthopedic Procedures / history*
  • Physicians / history*

Personal name as subject

  • Henry J Mankin