Our Faculty

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is made up of an outstanding group of faculty and staff who are rooted in a tradition of patient care, education, and research. We work to provide the highest quality orthopaedic care while providing exceptional education and training experiences for our orthopaedic residents. We also participate in clinical and basic science research for the advancement and improvement of patient care and orthopaedic education.

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 resident education and be involved in innovative orthopaedic research. We enjoy having residents involved in their clinical practice and research projects. Fostering professional relationships, faculty members serve as mentors to the residents throughout their residency helping to guide them not only through clinical rotations, but onto the path of life after residency as they prepare for fellowships and careers.

All didactic sessions are faculty run and all faculty members attend the monthly grand rounds conference, journal club, and the Chairman’s Conference. This level of commitment is rare among orthopaedic programs in the nation and results in a vibrant educational atmosphere for the residents.

Leadership

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

Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD

Director, UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Gray-Gossling Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Bioskills
Director, Resident Education
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Lauren E. Geaney, M.D.

Lauren E. Geaney, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Residency Program Director
Chair, Residency Selection Committee
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Isaac Moss, M.D., M.A.Sc., FRCSC

Isaac Moss, MD, MASc, FRCSC

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Resident Education Director
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Faculty

Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement

Robert A. Arciero, MD
Professor

Roy D. Beebe, MD
Assistant Professor

Mohamad J. Halawi, MD
Assistant Professor

Vincent J. Williams, MD
Assistant Professor

Comprehensive Spine Center

Isaac L. Moss, MD, MASc, FRCSC
Associate Professor

Hilary C. Onyiuke, MD
Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery

Durgadas P. Sakalkale, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph Walker III, MD
Assistant Professor

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Samuel Berkowitz, DPM
Assistant Professor

Lauren E. Geaney, MD
Assistant Professor

Vinayak M. Sathe, MD, MS, FRCS
Assistant Professor

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Craig Rodner, MD
Associate Professor

Joel V. Ferreira, MD
Assistant Professor

Anthony Parrino, MD
Assistant Professor

Orthopaedic Research

Douglas J. Adams, PhD
Assistant Professor

Ernesto Canalis, MD
Professor

Yusuf Khan, PhD
Associate Professor

Sangamesh Kumbar, PhD
Associate Professor

Lakshmi Nair, PhD
Associate Professor

Michael D. Nowak, ScD
Assistant Professor

Syam Nukavarapu, PhD
Associate Professor

Archana Sanjay, PhD
Assistant Professor

Stefano Zanotti, PhD
Assistant Professor

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery

Robert A. Arciero, MD
Professor
Chief, Division of Sports Medicine

Roy D. Beebe, MD
Assistant Professor

Katherine J. Coyner, MD
Assistant Professor

Cory Edgar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Matthew Hall, DO
Assistant Professor

Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD
University Professor
Albert & Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD
Professor
Harry and Helen Gray/Harry R. Gossling, MD Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Bioskills

Kevin P. Shea, MD
Professor