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John C. Grady-Benson, MD

John C. Grady-Benson, MD


Hip & Knee Replacement


Dr. John Grady-Benson was born and raised in the Chicago area.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1981.  He was the president of his freshman medical school class at Northwestern University in Chicago and graduated in 1985.  He did his internship in general surgery at Hartford Hospital, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut.  He did a fellowship in joint replacement surgery and adult reconstruction at the Scripps Institute in San Diego, California.  He started his professional orthopedic career at the University of Michigan, where he was the chief of the joint replacement service from 1991 to 1995.  He returned to San Diego for one year, prior to joining Orthopedic Associates of Hartford and the clinical faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1996.  Dr. Grady-Benson was recognized as the “Teacher of the Year” by orthopedic residents in training at all three institutions: the University of Michigan, 1994, the University of California San Diego, 1995; the University of Connecticut, 2004.

Dr. Grady-Benson has had extensive experience in orthopedic trauma surgery and adult reconstruction surgery.  His primary interest now is in joint replacement of the hip and knee.  Dr. Grady-Benson performs approximately 500 hip and knee replacements annually.  He feels privileged to be an expert in surgeries that can alleviate the crippling pain of arthritis and transform patients with significant orthopedic disabilities into leading active and functional lives.

Dr. Grady-Benson makes every effort to provide the most up to date care and treatment of patients with arthritic disease.  “I strongly believe the procedure should match the patient,” he says.  “I try to provide the information the patients need to make the best, most informed decision to optimize their quality of life.  I work tirelessly to provide quality care in a compassionate, caring environment.”


Under Graduate:Brown University 1981 BA
Medical School:Northwestern University 1985 MD
Internship:Hartford Hospital and University of CT Health Center 1985-1986 General Surgery
 University of Connecticut Health Center 1986-1990 Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship:Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation 1990-1991 Lower Extremity Adult Reconstruction

Curriculum Vitae

Hospital Affiliations

Bone & Joint Institute

Hartford Hospital

Patient Reviews

Dr. Grady-Benson is the best. He is caring about his patients and very knowledgeable in his field. I would highly recommend him for knee replacement surgery.

I had total left knee replacement in September by Dr. Grady-Benson. My recovery was pretty much textbook and pain was minimal, but I did follow all the directions and did all therapy both before and after surgery.   

Extremely competent and caring physician. Dr. Grady-Benson takes the time to get to know each patient, so surgery and recovery discussions are really tailored to each individual.

Dr. Grady-Benson and staff at all his offices were friendly and kind and were helpful and encouraging each time I saw them. I would highly recommend Dr. Grady-Benson  and he will most likely be doing my right knee when this pandemic is over.

Dr. Grady-Benson replaced my left hip in October 2011, my right hip in March 2019, and my left knee in July 2019. He is an amazing surgeon with incredible skills. His kindness and explanation for each of my surgeries were very reassuring. I feel wonderful. I am so happy that I had the surgeries. Hopefully my other knee won’t need replacing, but if it does, there is no other doctor that I would trust except Dr. Grady-Bendon. He is truly the best!

Dr Grady-Benson replaced both my right hip (2018) and my left hip (2019) and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I no longer experience any pain caused by my arthritis. Dr. Grady-Benson always explained everything to me very clearly, and I feel that both of my hip replacements were complete success stories.

Excellent surgeon. Even office and hospital staff speak highly about him as a person. Only wish is that the wait time for the initial appointment to see him & then the actual surgery could be shorter.

Dr. Grady Benson was the most compassionate and kind physician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His ability to put you at ease thru a very difficult time was a great source of comfort. His credentials, experience and knowledge are of the highest degree. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his expertise.

Dr. John Grady Benson is the best. Best manner, best skills, best staff, and best follow up for a year so far. There is so comparable substitute.

Great information before and after surgery. Great manner. Problem free recovery. Best hospital experience I ever had.


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