Carrie R Swigart, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery | Ortho Clinical Faculty

Faculty Research

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


The Yale Hand and Upper Extremity service specializes in the evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of injuries and disorders involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Our team consists of physicians who are board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with added qualification in Hand Surgery. They are members and participate in numerous societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society of Surgery of the Hand, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Members of our team are active in both clinical and basic science research as well as being invited national and international speakers.

In my own practice I see all age groups for a wide variety of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. Conditions that I treat regularly include degenerative and inflammatory arthritis, tendon disorders, nerve compression syndromes, congenital differences, and traumatic injuries. I believe in engaging the patient as an active participant in their recovery whenever possible. For many conditions surgery is not required. Other treatments may include hand or physical therapy, custom splinting or casting, or injection of a steroid preparation. I will make recommendations, but the patient always has the most important input on treatments decisions.

Education & Training

MD University of Pennsylvania Medical School (1991)
BA Wellesley College (1986)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellow Roosevelt Hospital
Board Certification AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2000, recertified: 2011)
Board Certification AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery (Orthopaedics) (2001, recertified: 2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • DonJoy Award for Best PaperYale Postgraduate Disputations (1996)

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Contact Info

Carrie R Swigart, MD
Patient Care Locations
Orthopaedics - Guilford1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
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Yale Orthopaedics/Hand & Upper Extremity ServiceOrthopaedics - Milford
48 Wellington Road

Milford, CT 06461
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Yale Orthopaedics/Hand & Upper Extremity ServiceYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 1st Floor, Room 133

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