Dr. Robert Waskowitz is a third generation physician from Connecticut. His primary interests include the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder injuries and sports medicine. He performs reconstructive and arthroscopic procedures on the knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow.
After graduating from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Waskowitz completed his General Surgery Internship and Orthopedic Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During this time he was awarded the Resident/Fellow Award for outstanding research from the Eastern Orthopedic Association. He then completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. His wide scope of practice included partnership of practices in western Massachusetts and Attending Physician at the Lahey Clinic in Boston. He returned to the central Connecticut region and has been in practice in his home state.
Dr. Waskowitz has been affiliated with many sports teams, serving as Senior Team Physician for Central Connecticut State University, and team physician for New Britain High School and Newington High School. He assists in covering Kingswood Oxford School athletics. Dr. Waskowitz is one of the primary physicians covering the Summer and Winter X-Games for ESPN. He has been team doctor for the Connecticut Wolves professional soccer club, Connecticut Crush women’s professional football team, and assisted in covering the Hartford Colonials professional football team. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Central Connecticut State University Athletic Training Program. He was awarded the Moyer Award from the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association in 2012 for his work as a team physician.
Dr. Waskowitz continues to serve as an elected board member of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) Committee on the Medical Aspect of Sport (CMAS). He is a member of numerous societies including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Connecticut State Medical Society, and the Connecticut Orthopedic Society.
A graduate of Kingswood Oxford School, he has been inducted into KO’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Waskowitz graduated with Honors from Amherst College and earned East-West All-Star status in lacrosse.
Dr. Waskowitz is an avid participant in outdoor activities including powder skiing, windsurfing, mountain biking and travel. He and his family enjoy an active lifestyle.
Cathleen Platt, APRN