Top Docs 2014 Guide

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Essential Information

Address 1290 Summer St.
Stamford, CT 06905
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Drs. Jeffrey J. Brooks and Craig D. Tifford are part of the team along with Drs. Frank DiFazio, Adam Brodsky, Steve Massimi and Ted Blaine at Stamford & New Canaan’s Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, an exclusively fellowship-trained, multidisciplinary group that offers sub-specialized care focused on specific musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
Dr. Brooks graduated Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed a fellowship in hand, microvascular and upper extremity surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University and in orthopedic trauma at Brown University School of Medicine/Rhode Island Hospital. His expertise includes minimally invasive hand surgery, and complex trauma reconstruction. He was the first surgeon in Stamford to perform complex pelvic fracture surgery and the first surgeon in Stamford to offer endoscopic carpal tunnel release. He has been invited back four years in a row to instruct at the AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center teaching at the Oral Board Exam Review Course. He has also published articles and lectured on orthopaedic trauma and hand surgery on an international level. Dr. Brooks has a limited patient schedule and prides himself in spending time with patients, making problem assessment and patient education and understanding of their disease process a central part of his treatment plan.
Dr. Tifford received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He then did his Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his Sports Medicine fellowship training at the internationally recognized Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Long Beach, California.
Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and sub-specialty board-certified by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Dr. Tifford is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has presented and lectured at meetings nationwide. He has appeared on radio and television including WABC, Fox and Connecticut News Channel 12. His areas of interest and expertise include athletic injuries, arthroscopy and reconstruction of the knee and shoulder joints. Dr. Tifford is an Associate Master Instructor at the Orthopedic Learning Center, where he is involved in the teaching of arthroscopic surgery skills to surgeons from all over the world.
This is Dr. Tifford’s and Brooks’ fourth consecutive year being chosen as one of CT’s Top Doctors.

Additional Information


Other Office Locations: 166 Cherry St., New Canaan

Medical School: Jeffrey J. Brooks:Columbia University College of Physcians and Surgeons; Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital

Craig D. Tifford: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Jeffrey J. Brooks: Stamford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital

Craig D. Tifford: Stamford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital

Organizations: Jeffrey J. Brooks:
Fellowships: Orthopaedic Trauma - Brown University; Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - St Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospital NYC
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Craig D. Tifford: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; Arthroscopy Association of North America

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine - Stamford, CT

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