Jonathan Newman Grauer, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director, Orthopaedic Spine Service; Co-Director, Yale New Haven Hospital Spine Center; Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Director of Clinical Information Systems

Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Ortho Clinical Faculty | Spine Surgery

Faculty Research

Spine Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Grauer is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine. He is Co-Director of the Orthopaedic Spine Service as well as Co-Director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Spine Center.

Dr. Grauer specializes in the comprehensive treatment of numerous conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine including degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, trauma, infections, and tumors.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Medical Doctorate from Yale University School of Medicine, graduating cum laude and with Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in spine surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

He and his students / residents / and fellows have received numerous awards. He lectures at regional, national, and international meetings. He has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 50 reviews, and 60 book chapters. He participates on the review boards of multiple journals and sits on committes of multiple organizations.

Dr. Grauer believes in meeting patients' individual needs through evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. He combines leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best care possible. His clinical practice is based out of Yale New Haven Hospital, and outpatients are seen at the Yale New Haven Hospital Spine Center, as well as at satellite offices.

Education & Training

MD Yale University School of Medicine (1997)
Fellow Thomas Jefferson University
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)

Honors & Recognition

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine (2015)

  • Multiple awards to support students performing research in Grauer laboratoryYale University School of Medicine (2013)

  • Wayne O. Southwick University Teaching AwardYale Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (2009)

  • Fielding Resident / Fellow Research Award, 2nd PlaceCervical Spine Research Society (2003)

  • Basic Science Presentation AwardDepuy Conference (2003)

  • Young Investigator AwardSpine Journal (2000)

Professional Service

  • Talk Force on Student Research and Yale MD Thesis Yale University School of Medicine (2012 - 2013)

  • Adult Spine Evaluation Subcommittee American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2010 - 2016)

  • Peer reviewer Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2008)

  • Editorial board member SpineLine (2006)

  • Peer reviewer European Spine Journal (2006)

  • Peer reviewer Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques (2006)

  • Medical Student Thesis Committee Yale University School of Medicine (2005)

  • Peer reviewer The Spine Journal (2004)

  • Peer reviewer Spine (2002)

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Contact Info

Jonathan Newman Grauer, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Spine Service1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 6th floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Orthopaedics & RehabilitationOrthopaedics - Milford
48 Wellington Road

Milford, CT 06461
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Office Location
Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation-New HavenYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Fl 1st

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