John C. Grady-Benson, MD

John C. Grady-Benson, MD

John C. Grady-Benson, MD


Joint 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

CT Joint Replacement Institute

St. Francis Hospital