John S Reach, Jr, MSc, MD, FAAOS

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Director, Yale Foot and Ankle Section

Physician Biography

John Reach, MSc, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of Yale Foot and Ankle Service. Dr. Reach is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship trained in advanced foot and ankle reconstruction. He has extensive experience in surgical management for the lower extremity. Dr. Reach is one of the few surgeons certified in all available total ankle replacements. He is a pioneer in the use of advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound for soft-tissue and sports pathology. Dr. Reach has other interests in tendon/ligament repair, rheumatoid arthritis, lower extremity deformity correction and lengthening, external fixation, micro-neurovascular surgery, amputations, great toe arthritis and deformity, arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive cartilage repair, computer navigation, total knee replacement, and limb salvage. Dr. Reach is an inventor and implant designer. He serves as consultant for many orthopaedic, imaging, and insurance companies (list available). In late 2008 he was asked to testify to Congress on the importance of foot and ankle care. Dr. Reach has been issued a number of patients for his work on cartilage repair, musculoskeletal imaging and ligament/tendon enhancement. Recently, his start-up company Advanced Orthopaedic Technologies (AOT) secured venture capital funding. AOT is currently recruiting patients with arthritis and focal cartilage defects for custom cartilage transplant repair.

Despite his interest in advancing the science and practice of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Reach's guiding philosophy is that the needs of the patient come first.

Clinical Interests

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Foot Bones
  • Knee

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation: Adult Reconstruction and Arthritis Service | Foot & Ankle Service

Yale Medical Group

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery AB of Orthopaedic Surgery (2009)

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Contact Info

John S Reach, Jr, MSc, MD, FAAOS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Orthopaedics/Foot & Ankle1445 Boston Post Road, Ste Guilford/Shoreline
Guilford, CT 06437
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Yale Orthopaedics/Foot & Ankle ServiceYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 1st Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Yale Academic OfficeYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste LL Garden Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071