ORTHOPAEDIC OF THE YEAR
Michael Connair, MD Receives 2012 Orthopaedist of the Year Award
The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society honored Michael Pierce Connair, MD, with the Society's 2012 Orthopaedist of the Year award. Dr. Connair was selected by his peers for his leadership role in medicine, dedication to the integrity of the practice of medicine and active participation in the field of organized medicine. Dr. Connair was joined by his family including wife Cecily, their children, his father Pierce Connair, friends and colleagues at the award presentation on Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Farmington Marriott Hotel in Farmington, CT.
Dr. Connair is a past president of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society, serves as a Councilor to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is an active member of the Connecticut State Medical Society and New Haven County Medical Association. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon in the New Haven area and received his medical degree from Harvard, where he completed his orthopaedic residency.
Dr. Connair was recognized for his long committed quest to restore balance and fairness in the healthcare delivery system and to allow physicians to protect the public's access to high quality healthcare. In addition, Dr. Connair has worked tirelessly for Connecticut's physician community through his involvement on the Worker's Compensation Commission and representation on legislative and regulatory matters all the while serving his patients in his solo practice in North Haven, CT, where he also cares for the orthopaedic needs of children with spina bifida at the Yale New Haven Hospital Clinic in New Haven, CT.
A passionate crusader for physician rights and a caring and compassionate patient advocate, the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society was proud to honor him with the Society's most prestigious award, the 2012 Orthopaedist of the Year.
2012 Honorary Member Award – Senator Blumenthal
Senator Richard Blumenthal joined the Society's members at this year's annual meeting on May 11, 2012 to accept the COS Honorary Member of the Year Award.
Senator Blumenthal was recognized for his longtime dedication to our patients, the citizens of Connecticut as the State's former Attorney General and as Connecticut's U.S. Senator.
Senator Blumenthal is a graduate of Harvard College and received his law degree from Yale Law School where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal.
Membership to the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society is the key to influencing and changing the practice of orthopaedic medicine in Connecticut.