John P Fulkerson, M.D.
Sports Medicine
(860) 549-8269

499 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860) 549-8269
Fax: (860) 549-8937
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Dr. Fulkerson’s practice is limited to arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery (meniscus, ligament, and rotator cuff tears) as well as patellofemoral joint preservation and stabilization surgery. His office is in Farmington and his surgery is at Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center in Rocky Hill.

Dr. John Fulkerson was head team physician for Connecticut's only major league team, the NHL Hartford Whalers, until they left Connecticut in 1997 and also served as team physician for U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey (Team USA) and Trinity College (Hartford) football and ice hockey. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the San Francisco Bay Area Knee Society and is past president of the Greater Hartford Orthopedic Education and Research Foundation, the Litchfield Land Trust, and the Herodicus Society. A Master Instructor of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), he served on the board and executive committee of AANA for 6 years. In 1994, Dr Fulkerson founded the International Patellofemoral Study Group (with Jean Yves Dupont) and in 2003, founded the Patellofemoral Foundation ( He is Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has done over 12,000 arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures. His primary focus is accurate, minimally invasive, and technically precise non operative, arthroscopic and patellofemoral surgery.

In 2011, Dr Fulkerson was recognized as one of the top 1% orthopedic surgeons in the USA by US News and World Report.

2016 Connecticut Orthopedist of the Year

Appointments call - 860-549-8269

Appointments available at: Farmington office location

Fax: 860-549-8937
Medical History
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Surgery performed at:
Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center
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Oxford Health Plans
United Healthcare
Medical School:  Yale University M.D.
Under Graduate:  Williams College B.A.
Internship:  Yale-New Haven Hospital Government Service: U.S. Indian Health Services
Residency:  Yale University General and Orthopedic Surgery