Top Docs 2012 Guide

Kaplan, Michael J.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Essential Information

Address 1579 Straits Tpke.
Middlebury, CT 6762
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Dr. Michael J. Kaplan ’s face is a familiar one to Connecticut sports fans. As the senior medical correspondent for Bristol-based ESPN, it’s his job to explain the cause and severity of professional athletes’ injuries, as well as their impact, to a national audience. His insightful commentary is featured on air several times a week. During the 20-week National Football League season, he is a regular on the network’s “Sports Center” and “NFL Countdown” shows.
His patients at his Middlebury practice, Active Orthopaedics, and his new Greenwich site, know him on a more personal level. There, he is the doctor who skillfully explains and treats their knee and shoulder injuries. His patients range from those serious athletes he discusses on TV to everyday folks whose knee and shoulder pain may have developed from their playing as casual “weekend warriors,” or simply living their lives. “They usually come to me in pain, which affects the quality of their lives,” Dr. Kaplan says. “The goal of our practice is to restore their functional capacity with the care and attention they deserve.”
Dr. Kaplan is a Brown University graduate who earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He was fellowship-trained by Dr. James Andrews at the world-renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala., and was a physician for the National Football League for two years. In private practice, his treatment expertise is in the areas of partial- and full-knee replacement, as well as cartilage repair. His shoulder expertise is in rotator cuff problems and shoulder outlet impingement. He treats patients at Waterbury Hospital, and also has privileges at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, the Hospital of Saint Raphael and Stamford Hospital. He has been a clinical instructor at the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics for 17 years. Known as an authority in his field, he lectures frequently throughout the state and country, and continues to chair the Connecticut State Orthopaedic Society academic meeting.

Additional Information

Practice: Active Orthopaedics PC

Other Office Locations: 7 Riversville Rd., 3rd Fl., Greenwich

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute

Hospital Affiliations: Waterbury Hospital
Saint Mary’s Hospital
Hospital of Saint Raphael
Stamford Hospital

Organizations: American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Kaplan, Michael J. - Middlebury, CT

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