- Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center
- Catholic Medical Center
- Elliot Hospital
- Parkland Medical Center
- St. Joseph Hospital
- Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
- Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dr. Bean realized he wanted to become an orthopaedic surgeon during his 3rd year of medical school. He entered medical school with an early interest in oncology but after starting surgical rotations, he gravitated toward orthopaedics. Observing orthopaedic patients progress rapidly through all phases from diagnosis to treatment to recovery and the corresponding patient-physician relationship was extremely satisfying.
“I realized orthopaedic surgeons could make an immediate and lasting impact on a patient’s function, pain and quality of life.”
Dr. Bean feels that greatest moments professionally come from interactions with his patients. He once treated a patient seeking a fifth opinion that had been written off by many of her previous providers. He was able to uncover a part of her story that others had not seen or spent the time to understand, and this ultimately led to her diagnosis and successful treatment.
“The patient was grateful I had taken the time to listen to all the details of her story and remain open to ideas that others had not considered.”
His road to a career in medicine was not traditional.
“Prior to medical school I had a career as a chemical engineer at a biotechnology company, Genentech, that made many life-saving and life-altering medicines. My desire to be closer to the patient-side of medicine led me to medical school.”
Dr. Bean’s subspecialty is foot & ankle orthopaedics. He enjoys a diverse practice treating a variety of conditions. He particularly enjoys treating traumatic injuries, sports injuries, tendon disorders, complex deformity, revision procedures, and arthritis of the foot & ankle (including ankle replacements), but he enjoys treatment of all foot and ankle conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, and the manifestations of diabetes.
Education and Training
Dr. Bean attended the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA and completed his orthopaedic residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He completed the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital an affiliate of Georgetown University and Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.
Olympic High School, Charlotte, NC football resident team physician
Miller SD, Bean B, Schon LC. Current Orthopaedic Surgeon Use of Bioresorbable Beads for Antibiotic Delivery. ASTM Selected Technical Papers. Accepted Feb 28, 2020.
Bean BA, Connor PM, Schiffern SC, Hamid N. Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty atan Ambulatory Surgery Center Using a Multimodal Pain Management Approach. JAAOS Global Research & Reviews. 2018 Oct;2(10).
Bean B, Cook S, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG. High-pressure water injection injuries of the hand may not be trivial. Orthopedics. 2018 Mar 23;41(2):e245-51.
Percutaneous Lapidus procedure using Paragon nail: Description of a novel surgical technique and retrospective analysis of clinical and radiographic outcomes. Status: data collection and analysis is in progress. Pending manuscript submission and abstract submission for AAOS or AOFAS annual meetings.
Biomechanics of zone 1 5th metatarsal base fracture fixation: cadaveric study comparing hook plate versus cannulated screw fixation. Status: Presented at
Orthopaedic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting and podium presentation at Maryland Orthopaedic Association 2020 Annual Meeting. Pending manuscript submission.
I am first and foremost a dedicated husband and father of two children, my six year old daughter and nine year old son. I try to be a fun dad and remain engaged in their education and activities.
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Bean is an avid outdoorsman and enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and all kinds of other outdoor activities. He’s played many sports throughout the years and still enjoys playing basketball, baseball and lacrosse. Now that he’s settled into New England, he would like to spend more time skiing and playing hockey. Coming from the West Coast, he enjoys watching PAC-12 sports, Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners games. At one point he worked on nuclear submarines as a civilian for the Navy in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He lived 5 minutes from the beach and learned to surf.
Physician & Surgery Coordinator
Deb manages Dr. Bean's patient schedule and communication. If you are having surgery, Deb will be your primary contact from the time Dr. Bean recommends surgery through your first post-operative visit. She will schedule both your surgery and any pre-operative tests you need. If you have any questions or requests about your care, please give Deb a call.