Dr. Gerald Becker was born in New Britain, Connecticut. He attended local schools and then graduated from Yale University with a B.S. degree in Biophysics and Biochemistry. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut and a Spinal Surgery fellowship at the University of Kansas. Dr. Becker then returned to Connecticut and has practiced Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery with Orthopedic Associates of Hartford for the past 25 years.
Dr. Becker specializes in the treatment of degenerative conditions and injuries of the cervical and lumbar spine. Treatment of these conditions ranges from conservative strengthening programs to decompression or stabilization surgery.
Dr. Becker is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been a State Police Surgeon since 2003. He is a member of the State of Connecticut Worker’s Compensation Physician Advisory Board. Dr. Becker has been cited in the Best Doctors in America publication since 1998 and serves as a Medical Expert Consultant for that organization.
Dr. Becker and his wife are both from Connecticut and have a son who is attending local schools. Dr. Becker’s outside interests include golf, martial arts, and ballroom dance.