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


Dr. Swigart trained in orthopedics at Yale-New Haven Hospital and did her hand fellowship at the CV Starr Hand Surgery Center at Roosevelt Hospital. She returned to Yale after her fellowship and has been on faculty since 1997. She is currently an associate professor in the department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and the section chief of hand and upper extremity surgery.

Dr. Swigart sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of issues related to their hands, wrists and arms. These include traumatic injuries, workplace injuries, degenerative conditions and nerve compression syndromes. Areas of particular interest include Dupuytren's disease, thumb basal joint arthritis and wrist injury. Although patients may require surgery, other treatment options are often available and these may include hand therapy, splinting and steroid injection. "I believe in engaging the patient as an active participant in their care whenever possible. An engaged patient will always have an improved outcome no matter the treatment choice."

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
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
Orthopaedics & RehabilitationP.O. Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071

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