Message from the Director

I am proud that the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute is a premier choice for problems affecting bones, joints and muscles. Our goal is to not only provide excellent care but also develop novel therapies to enhance our patient's quality of life and overall health.

Many of our surgeons and physicians are nationally and internationally recognized experts in orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology and the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. We provide a comprehensive array of orthopaedic services including sports medicine, hand, foot and ankle and total joint replacement, which is my area of interest.

In addition, our Comprehensive Spine Center, Osteoporosis Center, Center for Rheumatologic disease which includes the management of patients with arthritis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, all provide excellent and cutting edge care for their patients.

Our team of sports medicine surgeons provide care for both collegiate and high school athletes. We are the orthopaedic consultants and team physicians for the UConn Huskies athletic teams, including men's and women's basketball and football.

The unique aspect of the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute is, that our specialists work together to provide the optimal care available. In addition, our clinicians and scientists are pursuing treatments and cures for tomorrow through research and education. We are committed to patient-centered medicine. All care is tailored to the unique needs of our patients.

We are close to home. Best of all, all of the strengths and services of the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute are available to you in a convenient, suburban location on the campus of UConn Health in Farmington, where there is always ample, free parking. Some of our specialists see patients in other locations in the community, including East Hartford, Avon and Southington.

Again, thank you for taking time to learn more about the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute. Please do not hesitate to call for more information at 800-535-6232.


Augustus D. Mazzocca, M.S., M.D.
Director, UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harry and Helen Gray/Harry R. Gossling, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery

Augustus D. Mazzocca, M.S., M.D.