University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Hartford Healthcare Fellowship

Theodore A. Blaine, MD, Co-Director
Augustus D. Mozzacca, MS, MD, Co-Director

University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Hartford Healthcare

Hartford Healthcare Bone and Joint Institute Department of Orthopaedics, 32 Seymour St
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (203) 323-2348 E-mail:,,

Duration: 1 Year

Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year

Stipend: PGY6 salary


Fellowship Description:

The Connecticut Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship offers high volume, comprehensive training in shoulder and elbow surgery in patients of all ages and with all pathologies.  The program is based at the Hartford campus of the Hartford Healthcare Bone and Joint Institute for clinical activities, with clinical, educational and didactic activities at both Hartford Healthcare and the University of Connecticut.  The UCONN School of Medicine has had a long tradition of sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery led by Drs. Gus Mazzocca, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the UCONN Musculoskeletal Institute, and Bob Arciero, UCONN Sports Medicine Fellowship Director and Former President of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.

In 2018, the Shoulder and Elbow Service at the Bone and Joint Institute of Hartford Healthcare was established with the recruitment of Dr. Theodore Blaine from Yale as Physician in Chief and Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Service.  The Connecticut Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship is a continuation of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship formerly based at Yale.

The fellow’s surgical experience will include arthroscopic, open and revision shoulder and elbow surgery.  The UCONN and HHC/BJI Shoulder and Elbow and sports medicine services are tertiary referral centers for total shoulder and elbow replacement.  With a level-one trauma center at HHC and an active orthopaedic trauma service, UCONN and BJI offer a unique opportunity to manage complex shoulder and elbow fractures. There is an active orthopaedic research lab at UCONN, clinical research facilities at HHC/BJI and UCONN, as well as bioskills labs at both HHC and UCONN.  A wide array of clinical and basic science (molecular biology and biomechanics) research projects will be available to the fellow and led by experienced faculty.  Completion of one basic science or clinical research project per year is expected of the fellow as a requirement for graduation.  This program is part of the ASES Fellows selection process and participates in the ASES Fellows match.

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