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Michael Medvecky, MD

Professor; Head Team Physician & Head Orthopaedic Surgeon WNBA CT Sun Women's basketball team, Yale Orthopaedics

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Michael Medvecky, MD

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

    P.O. Box 208071

    New Haven, CT 06520-8071

    United States



Dr. Medvecky joined the faculty of Yale Orthopaedics 2001 after completing his subspecialty fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine, arthroscopy and reconstructive knee & shoulder surgery at Cincinnati Sportsmedicine & Orthopaedic Center. Under the direction of Frank Noyes, MD, an internationally recognized authority on complex knee injuries & conditions, he gained experience in diagnosing and treating the most complicated conditions that sports medicine surgeons will face. Prior to this training, he completed his internship and residency in Manhattan at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center and New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, respectively.

He is presently a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs within the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, in addition to serving as the Fellowship Director for the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, which trains one post-graduate surgeon per year in the sub-specialty care of orthopaedic sports medicine.

Since starting practice, he has also been an active participant in the Yale-New Haven Hospital Level-1 Orthopaedic Trauma Service, assisting in the care of poly-traumatized patients. His coupled interests in sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma have given him experience in the evaluation and treatment of complex knee and shoulder injuries and he utilizes both arthroscopic and open approaches to treat ligament, meniscus and articular cartilage injuries, based upon biomechanical and anatomical principles and proven clinical studies.

Dr. Medvecky serves as the Head Team Physician & Head Orthopedic Surgeon for the WNBA Connecticut Sun based at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. He is also a consultant orthopaedist to the Yale University Athletic teams. He has also played an active role in regional athletic event coverage and continues to voluntarily serve the New Haven Road Race for over 15 years. He has previously served as Head Tournament physician for the WTA Connecticut Open tennis tournament, until its departure from New Haven in 2019 as well as the New England Blackwolves men’s professional indoor lacrosse.

Dr. Medvecky has been an active participant in graduate medical education and received the University Faculty Teaching Award for his contribution to the Yale-New Haven Hospital orthopaedic residency education. He has established an annual post-graduate medical education course to teach practicing primary care physicians how to best evaluate & treat musculoskeletal conditions seen in their practice. In his efforts to promote health and safety in youth and adult athletics, he also serves on the CT State Medical Society’s Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sports.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (2001)
  • Resident
    New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases (2000)
  • Intern
    New York University and Bellevue Hospital Medical Centers, New York, NY General Surgery (1996)
  • MD
    New York Medical College (1995)
  • BS
    University of Scranton (1989)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Recognized by peers as one of the “Top Orthopaedists”Connecticut Magazine2019
Recognized by peers as one of the “Top Orthopaedists”Connecticut Magazine2018
Recognized by peers as one of the “Top Orthopaedists”Connecticut Magazine2010
Recognized by peers as one of the “Top Orthopaedists”Connecticut Magazine2009
Recognized by peers as one of the “Top Orthopaedists”Connecticut Magazine2007
University Faculty Teaching Award, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency ProgramYale University School of Medicine2004
Merck Manual Award, medical school class standing in Top 3%New York Medical College1995
Samuel Spiegel, MD Memorial Award, clinical and academic excellenceNew York Medical College1995
Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical SocietyNew York Medical College1994

Professional Service

Dept. of Orthopaedics, Yale University School of MedicineAnnual Yale Musculoskeletal Review Course for the Primary Care Provider2007 - 2018
JournalsReviewer for: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery The American Journal of Sports Medicine Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Research The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research 2003 - 2015

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