J. Kristopher Ware, MD
Specialties
Hip
Knees
Shoulder
Sports Medicine
Trauma / Fractures
(860) 549-3210

Office(s)
31 Seymour Street
Suite 100
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 549-3210
Fax: (860) 247-3903
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201 North Mountain Rd.
Suite 302
Plainville, CT 06062
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1111 Cromwell Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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505 Willard Ave
Building 1, Door C
Newington, CT 06111
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As a Connecticut native with roots in the community, Dr. Ware is excited to be returning home. He grew up in Glastonbury and attended the University of Connecticut. There he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science followed by a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. He later earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from MGH Institute in Boston. He went into practice as a physical therapist treating sports related injuries and guiding patients in their post-operative rehabilitation. During that time, he served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students, developed evidence-based treatment guidelines, provided lectures on advances in treatment of sports injuries at regional conferences, and participated in clinical research. After 6 years, with the encouragement of his orthopaedic surgeon mentors, he decided to follow his heart and applied to medical school.

Dr. Ware attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. While there he was awarded the Nathaniel Gould award for outstanding achievement in orthopedic surgery. He was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After graduation he returned to Connecticut to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Ware’s background in physical therapy and his passion for treatment of sports related injuries led him to obtain sub-specialty training through the Brown University Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. There he trained with prominent sports medicine specialists treating complex knee ligament and cartilage injuries, various shoulder conditions, and athletic hip injuries. He also served as the team physician for Brown University Division 1 Athletics and the Providence Bruins professional hockey team. His research focus has included treatment of shoulder instability, ACL and other knee ligament injuries, and meniscus injuries.

Dr. Ware’s practice includes treatment of a wide spectrum of high school, college, and professional athletic injuries, as well as recreational and occupational injuries. He performs advanced arthroscopic techniques for the shoulder, hip, and knee. He is specifically interested in the treatment of rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, knee ligament tears, articular cartilage injuries, meniscal tears, femoroacetabular impingement and hip labrum tears.

Dr. Ware is married with a son on the way. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Language
English
Insurance
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Cigna
Connecticare
Oxford Health Plans
United Healthcare
Workers Compensation
Education
Graduate School:  University of Connecticut 2000-2001 Master of Science
Under Graduate:  University of Connecticut, 2002 2002 BS in Physical Therapy
Graduate School:  MGH Institute 2003-2005 Doctor of Physical Therapy
Medical School:  University of Vermont School of Medicine 2007-2011 MD
Residency:  University of Connecticut 2011-2016 Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship:  Brown University 2016-2017 Orthopedic Sports Medicine