OAH Orthopedic Surgeon from Litchfield receives Connecticut Orthopedist of the Year Award


The Connecticut Orthopedic Society honors John Fulkerson, M.D. with its highest award, which is given to one orthopedic surgeon in the state of Connecticut each year. The award will be presented at the society’s annual meeting May 13, 2016.

Fulkerson, whose practice is with Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, P.C. in Farmington, is a graduate of Yale Medical School and Orthopedic Surgery Residency. A specialist in knee and shoulder surgery, he is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Connecticut. His contributions include extensive research and publication of over 100 scientific articles and chapters pertaining to surgery of the knee, innovative approaches to knee surgery, and founder of the International Patellofemoral Study Group as well as founder and president of the Patellofemoral Foundation (www.patellofemoral.org). Fulkerson served as head team physician for the NHL Hartford Whalers (1989-1997) and AHL Hartford Wolfpack (1997-2006), and was a team physician for Team USA Olympic ice hockey in 1993. He was site director for the Orthopedics Overseas mission in Tobago and is past president of the Greater Hartford Orthopedic Education and Research Foundation, the Herodicus Society, and the Litchfield Land Trust.

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society represents over 200 orthopaedic surgeons in Connecticut - and their patients. The primary activities of this organization are designed to promote better public knowledge of orthopaedic medicine, to assure professional development of orthopaedic physicians, and to foster contributions of orthopedic expertise for the public good.


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