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Greenwich Doctor Named Interim Chairman Of Orthopaedics At Yale

Dr. Theodore Blaine
Dr. Theodore Blaine Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. — Dr. Theodore Blaine of Old Greenwich, who has been named Yale Medicine’s interim chairman of orthopaedics, is now seeing patients at the new Yale Orthopaedics office in Stamford.

Blaine is also a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and team physician for the Yale University athletic teams.

He leads a team of 41 clinical and research faculty in orthopaedics and rehabilitation and 28 residents and fellows at the Yale School of Medicine.

Blaine and 12 other Yale Orthopaedic surgeons are now seeing patients at the Long Ridge Medical Center at 260 Long Ridge Road in Stamford.

Blaine has been on the staff of Greenwich Hospital and Stamford Hospital since 2004 and maintains offices in Stamford, where he has partnered with Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine physicians.

He is a former competitive athlete in football, swimming and lacrosse and graduated from the Avon Old Farms School in 1984 and Princeton University in 1988.

He became interested in orthopaedics after he sustained shoulder injuries from swimming and lacrosse. He has been on the orthopaedic faculty at Columbia University in New York and Brown University in Rhode Island and joined the faculty at Yale in 2011, where he has been chief of shoulder and elbow surgery and director of Fellowship Education before becoming chairman of orthopaedics in March.

That position had previously been held by Dr. Gary Friedlaender for the past 30 years.

At the new Yale Orthopaedics offices at the Long Ridge Medical Center, Blaine also leads a team of 13 Yale Medicine physicians. Yale Medicine is partnering with Greenwich Hospital, a member of the Yale New Haven Health System, to open this new location.

This state-of-the-art medical facility will provide first-rate medical and surgical care for those patients with musculoskeletal disorders by bringing together providers from Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Neurosurgery and Neurology as part of the Yale Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

Long Ridge Medical Center is at 260 Long Ridge in Stamford, near Lord & Taylor. Appointments can be made by calling 203-737-5656, 866-470-YALE (9253).

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