James T. Mazzara, MD

James T. Mazzara, MD

James T. Mazzara, MD


Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Surgery    


Since starting my orthopedic surgery practice in 1991, I have had the opportunity to care for thousands of patients and perform over 12,000 surgical procedures. It is from that experience—and my love of being an orthopedic surgeon—that I still strive to provide excellent orthopedic care. After graduating from NYU in 1980 and New York Medical College in 1984, I completed two years of general surgery training at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Then, from 1986 to 1987, I did compartment syndrome and orthopedic oncology research at NYC’s Hospital for Joint Diseases.

I moved to Manchester after completing my orthopedic training at St. Luke’s and independently practiced orthopedics until 2017, when I was honored to join the surgeons of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, whose members I have always held in the highest regard.

My 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, I perform arthroscopic, reconstructive, and joint replacement surgeries on the shoulder and knee. I also offer non-operative treatment of selective orthopedic conditions with ultrasound-guided plate rich plasma (PRP) injections to heal injured tissue and treat painful joints.

My patients mostly consist of younger working adults with sports and work-related conditions and middle-aged weekend warriors with work-related injuries. As such, I am experienced in dealing with complex, sometimes competing demands of the injured worker and their employer.

I am 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.

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

I reside in South Glastonbury with my wife Cathy.


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

Hospital Affiliations

Hartford Hospital

Mancheser Memorial Hospital

St. Francis Hospital