Our Faculty

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Shoulder service is made up of an outstanding group of faculty and staff who are rooted in a tradition of patient care, education, and research. It comprises surgeons specializing in both adult and uniquely pediatric orthopaedic sports medicine. We work to provide the highest quality orthopaedic care while providing exceptional education and training experiences for our orthopaedic sports medicine fellows. We also participate in clinical and basic science research for the advancement and improvement of patient care and orthopaedic education. We have significant expertise as team physicians and enjoy the relationships that are built with our fellows while working the sidelines during game coverage.

Our faculty members are fellowship trained surgeons who chose a career in academic medicine to further their goals to provide outstanding patient care, participate in exceptional education and be involved in innovative orthopaedic research. We enjoy having fellows involved in their clinical practice and research projects. Fostering professional relationships, faculty members serve as mentors to the fellows throughout their careers, something in which we take great pride.

Our Leadership

Robert A. Arciero, MD

Fellowship Director

Katherine J. Coyner, MD

Associate Fellowship Director
Director of Fellowship Research

Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD

Director, UConn Musculoskeletal Institute

Fellowship Attendings

SNY Interviews with UConn Team Physicians

UConn Health Orthopedic and Sports Medicine physician and head team physician for UConn student-athletes, Dr. Deena Casiero, talks with SNY about common sports-related injuries and how best to prevent them.

Dr. Bob Arciero, UConn Health orthopedic surgeon and head orthopedic team physician for the UConn Huskies, talks with SNY about ways to minimize your risk of injury during a strenuous workout.

Dr. Matt Hall, orthopedic and sports medicine physician at UConn Health and team physician for the UConn Huskies, talks with SNY about his experiences treating both elite college athletes and weekend warriors.

Dr. Katherine Coyner passionately advocates for young women to explore the STEM fields and enter the traditionally male-dominated field of medicine. In this SNY interview from the UConn Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2017, Dr. Coyner discusses her background as a college basketball player and how she transitioned into orthopedic medicine, helping athletes and non-athletes get back on their feet after an injury.

During a recent halftime interview UConn Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Cory Edgar talks about the latest research in treating "jumper's knee" and other knee injuries frequently seen in women's basketball players.