Miranda, Michael A.

About Miranda, Michael A.

DR. MICHAEL MIRANDA earned his degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut.  During a year-long trauma fellowship in Pittsburgh, he also participated in the care of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He then completed fellowships in Switzerland and Germany, where the focus was on complex skeletal injuries and osteotomies to preserve bone, even in complicated cases. 

He currently specializes in treating acute injuries of shoulders, knees and complex fractures around joints. A significant portion of his practice involves caring for patients who have sustained trauma around the shoulder, particularly rotator cuff tears. As the state’s most experienced private practice orthopedist in trauma, he cares for many fractures that don’t heal (nonunion) or heal out of alignment (malunion). Although Dr. Miranda performs knee replacements, he prefers to utilize his extensive training in bone preservation and osteotomies to preserve, rather than replace, joints wherever possible.  He lectures worldwide, frequently meeting other experts in this subspecialty as they endeavor to teach “many different skill sets.” Dr. Miranda says, “As a result, I learn a lot of different techniques that I can bring back to my operating room.” 

In addition to being a prolific lecturer and medical writer, Dr. Miranda has been the recipient of numerous awards for exceptional patient care and for teaching, as well as for volunteer work. He was recognized with a humanitarian award by Hartford Hospital and by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for his work as a volunteer for the U.S. Armed Services in Landstuhl, Germany during the Iraq War. He is also the director of Orthopedic Trauma at Hartford Hospital and former international chair of Community Development for the AOTrauma Foundation, a volunteer organization with over 10,000 members.

Medical school:

University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Hartford Hospital

Professional affiliations:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Fellow)

AO/ASIF Alumni Association, Senior Faculty

Orthopedic Trauma Association, Member

Hartford County Medical Association

Connecticut State Medical Society

American Medical Association


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