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James T. Mazzara, MD

James T. Mazzara, MD


Sports Medicine
Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy
Shoulder Replacement


Dr. James T. Mazzara started his orthopedic surgery practice in 1991.  He has cared for thousands of patients and has performed over 12,000 surgical procedures.  From this experience and his love of being an orthopedic surgeon, he strives to provide excellent orthopedic care.  Dr. Mazzara graduated from NYU in 1980 and New York Medical College in 1984, and completed two years of general surgery training at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.  From 1986-1987, Dr. Mazzara did compartment syndrome and orthopedic oncology research at NYC’s Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr. Mazzara moved to Manchester, CT after completing his orthopedic training at St. Luke’s and independently practiced orthopedics until 2017, when he joined the surgeons of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford.

Dr. Mazzara’s special interest is the treatment of traumatic, degenerative, and sports related conditions for the knee, shoulder, and elbow.  In addition to general orthopedic trauma and adult reconstructive surgery, he performs arthroscopic, reconstructive, and joint replacement surgeries of the shoulder and knee.  Dr. Mazzara also offers non-operative treatment of selective orthopedic conditions with ultrasound-guided platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections to heal injured tissue and treat painful joints.

Dr. Mazzara’s patients mostly consist of younger working adults with sports and work-related conditions and middle-aged weekend warriors with work related injuries.  As such, he is experienced in dealing with complex, sometimes competing, demands of injured workers and their employers.

Dr. Mazzara is board certified in orthopedic surgery, a fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and an active member of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.  The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) has achieved national prominence, high patient satisfaction, and some of the lowest complication rates in the country.

Dr. Mazzara has been fortunate to be on Connecticut Magazine’s list of the state’s top doctors in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Dr. Mazzara resides in South Glastonbury with his wife Cathy.

Click here to visit Dr. Mazzara’s own website where he provides a wealth of information on different conditions and pre and post-operative instructions.


Medical School:Columbia University. St. Luke’s\Roosevelt Hospital Center

Hospital Affiliations

Hartford Hospital

Manchester Memorial Hospital

St. Francis Hospital

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