Our Physicians


Blaine, Theodore A.

Department Chief

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Biography

Dr. Theodore Blaine joined the Yale Orthopedics staff in2011 after practicing for eight years with Columbia Orthopaedics – New YorkPresbyterian Hospital in New York, and four years with University Orthopedicsat Brown University. He bringsspecialized experience in minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow,and has pioneered several new medical and surgical techniques including injectablemedications for shoulder arthritis, minimally invasive shoulder replacement...

Dr. Theodore Blaine joined the Yale Orthopedics staff in2011 after practicing for eight years with Columbia Orthopaedics – New YorkPresbyterian Hospital in New York, and four years with University Orthopedicsat Brown University. He bringsspecialized experience in minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow,and has pioneered several new medical and surgical techniques including injectablemedications for shoulder arthritis, minimally invasive shoulder replacement andarthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Healso lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on both traditionaland Reverse Shoulder Replacement, a new procedure for patients with shoulder arthritisand non-repairable rotator cuff tears. Dr. Blaine’s clinical interests and experience include arthroscopic andreconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, orthopaedic trauma, sportsmedicine and athletic injuries, and orthopaedic research.

Dr. Blaine is currently Associate Professor of OrthopaedicSurgery at Yale Medical School and Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yale NewHaven Hospital. Hisprofessional training includes fellowships in shoulder and sports medicine atColumbia Presbyterian Medical Center, elbow surgery at the Mayo Clinic, andmusculoskeletal research at the University of Rochester. He is an active member of multipleselective and prestigious orthopaedic societies, including the AmericanOrthopaedic Association, the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, the AmericanSociety for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has been recognized as one of the“Best Doctors in America,” an award given to only the top 5% of all physicians.

Dr. Blaine is board certified by the American Academy ofOrthopaedic Surgeons with additional subspecialty accreditation by the AmericanSociety of Sports Medicine. Aformer competitive swimmer (Avon Old Farms School ‘84) and collegiate lacrosseplayer (Princeton University ‘88), Dr. Blaine enjoys treating all athleticinjuries in patients of all ages. He has significant expertise in treating shoulder and elbow instability,labral tears, and tendonitis of the shoulder and elbow (impingement syndromeand tennis elbow). He has beenteam physician at the collegiate and professional level including soccer, football,hockey, lacrosse, and baseball.

Dr. Blaine has authored and edited over 100 papers andtextbook chapters in orthopaedic surgery, published two textbooks on minimallyinvasive shoulder and elbow surgery, and serves on the faculty of severalcourses sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has a world renowned reputation andtreats many national and international patients. His primary practice is in Southern Connecticut, and he ispleased to serve all patients in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusettsand Rhode Island.

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Dodds, Seth D

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Associate-Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program
Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Service

Research Interests: Wrist fractures; Scaphoid fractures; Stiffness and instability of the elbow (heterotopic ossification); Wrist arthroscopy; Percutaneous fracture management; Minimally invasive hand surgery

Clinical Interests: Hand and upper extremity surgery; trauma and post-trauma reconstruction of the hand, wrist and elbow; congenital hand deformity; nerve injuries; hand and wrist arthroscopy; Shoulder, Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist; Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Tumor/Oncology, Nerve Injury

  • Office: (203) 785-2579
  • Appt: (203) 737-5656

Medvecky, Michael J.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Research Interests: Gender disparity of ACL injury rates; Surgical anatomy and innovations in surgical techniques

Clinical Interests: Sports-related injuries in children and adults; general orthopaedic injuries; orthopaedic trauma; arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery; meniscus tears; meniscus repair/debridement; meniscus transplantation; complex knee ligament injuries; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) reconstruction; revision knee ligament reconstruction; knee arthritis in young adults; cartilage restoration procedures (osteochondral transfer, carticel implantation); osteotomies around the knee; rotator cuff surgery; shoulder instability; shoulder arthroscopy; proximal humerus fractures

  • Office: (203) 785-3765
  • Appt: (203) 737-5656

Sutton, Karen Michelle

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Research Interests: Sports medicine; Biomechanical evaluation of repair techniques for tendons and ligaments; Novel distal biceps tendon repair techniques; Evaluation of various anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions

Clinical Interests: Orthopaedic sports injuries in the adolescent and adult female athlete, including meniscus healing and repair; knee ligamentous reconstruction; articular cartilage healing and repair; shoulder stabilization and rotator cuff repair; specific interest in women's sports injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament prevention

  • Office: (203) 737-7678
  • Appt: (203) 737-5656