Theodore A. Blaine

Theodore A. Blaine, MD

Theodore A. Blaine, MD


Shoulder, Elbow, Knee
Sports Medicine
Shoulder Replacement
Elbow Replacement    


Dr. Theodore Blaine is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in orthopedics. He completed his medical school training at UCONN, post-doctoral training at Brown and Yale, and an orthopedic surgery residency and fellowship in orthopedic research at the University of Rochester. He went on to complete a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow/Sports Medicine at Columbia University and served as a visiting fellow in Elbow Surgery at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Blaine has a broad range of experience in academic, clinical, research and administrative roles at leading academic institutions. Prior to joining Orthopedic Associates in 2018, he worked at Yale where he served as the Interim Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, as well as Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He also was the team physician for Yale Athletics.

Dr. Blaine currently performs the highest volume of shoulder replacement operations in Connecticut and has an excellent reputation for quality outcomes in these surgeries. He has received numerous postgraduate honors and teaching awards and has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America. He is widely published and recently founded and serves as Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty.

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Undergraduate:Princeton University, A.B. in English, 1988
Medical School:University of Connecticut School Of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1993
Internship:The University Of Rochester, Intern in General Surgery, 1993-1994
Residency:The University Of Rochester, Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995-1999
Fellowships:The University Of Rochester, Instructor/Fellow in Orthopaedic Research, 1994-1995
 Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Fellow in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery/ Sports Medicine, 1999-2000
 Mayo Clinic, Visiting Fellow in Elbow Surgery, 2000
Post-Doctoral:Brown University, Masters of Science, 2009
 Yale University, Masters of Science, 2017
 Yale University: School of Management Emerging Leaders Program, Certificate in Business Administration, 2014-2015
 Yale University: School of Management Advanced Emerging Leaders Program, Certificate in Business Administration, 2015-2016

Curriculum Vitae

Hospital Affiliations

Hartford Hospital’s Bone & Joint Institute

Stamford Hospital

Greenwich Hospital

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford Surgical Centers


We are proud to have Dr. Ted Blaine at the helm of Hartford’s Bone & Joint Institute. Hear how our team delivers personalized and coordinated care in this outstanding facility.