Welcome to Connecticut Orthopaedic Society

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society represents over 240 orthopaedic surgeons in Connecticut - and their patients. The primary activities of this organization are designed to promote public knowledge of orthopaedic medicine, to assure professional development of orthopaedic physicians for the benefit of the general public, and to foster contribution of medical expertise and information regarding orthopaedic medicine for the public good.

2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

The Society hosted 145 Orthopaedic Surgeon members, Guest Speakers, Physician Assistants, Yale and UConn Orthopaedic residents and Guests at the COS Annual Meeting held on May 10, 2019 in Farmington, CT.

Special thanks to Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD, Meeting Program Director, for his leadership, commitment and dedication to organizing a relevant and robust, CME accredited program for all members and guests.

The Society was honored to host great speakers, award recipients and orthopaedic resident presenters.  With over 35 companies and organizations, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about products and services for the orthopaedic community.  Special thanks to Dr. Frank Gerratana for creating a video highlight of the exhibitors and award recipients too. Click here to view the video.


New Officers Elected


The members of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society elected new officers at the 2019 Annual Meeting held at the Marriott Hotel in Farmington, Connecticut on May 10, 2019.  Elected to serve as President is Michael Aronow, MD;  Tarik Kardestuncer, MD , will serve the Society as Vice President and Dante Brittis, MD, will be the Secretary/Treasurer.  READ MORE.



Michael Kaplan, MD Honored as 2019 Orthopaedist of the Year


The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society is proud to honor Michael Kaplan, MD, with the Society’s 2019 Orthopaedist of the Year award.  The Orthopaedist of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed by the Society in recognition of distinguished service to the COS, contributions to patient care and commitment and dedication to the teaching of and practice of orthopaedics.. READ MORE.


Humanitarian Award Presented to Kristaps Keggi, MD 


The 2019 Humanitarian Service Award is awarded in recognition of the volunteer work and commitment by an orthopaedic surgeon member.   This award is to acknowledge the tireless efforts, outstanding commitment and sustained dedication in service to humanity. This year’s honoree was Kristaps Keggi, MD.  READ MORE.


COS Inducts Dr. David Emmel as an Honorary Member of the Society


The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society inducted David Emmel, M.D., as an Honorary Member of the Society at the Society’s Annual Meeting on May 10, 2019, in Farmington, CT.  He was inducted by Michael Saffir, MD, COS Ex Officio Associate Member who presented the award to him.  READ MORE.




COS Host Orthopaedic Residents from Yale and UConn

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society hosted this year's Resident Presentations from both Yale and UConn. Joining the clinical presentation portion of the annual meeting, Yale Orthopaedic resident, Kenneth Milligan, MD (center-photo shown) and UConn Orthopaedic resident, Zacharay Kavanaugh, MD (right-photo shown), shared their recent research and findings and were recognized by Michael Aronow, MD, COS President (left - photo shown).  The Society is a proud supporter of resident education in our state and provides financial contributions to both programs through the Society’s charitable arm, the Foundation.


Renew for 2019 Membership Benefits & Value for YOU

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society leads and represents all orthopaedic surgeons in our State. It is important for every surgeon to join with your colleagues to ensure the Society speaks with a loud, clear and strong voice when we are involved in legislative, regulatory and insurance discussions affecting your practice and your profession.

Our voluntary efforts depend on your involvement and membership dues. The COS delivers value to its members at a low annual membership fee of $295.00, which includes attendance at the Annual Meeting with CME credits.

FREE in 2019 to all COS Dues Paid Members

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All dues paid members will receive a FREE one year subscription to OrthoEvidence,  a global online source for high quality and timely Orthopaedic-only evidence-based summaries, pre-appraised by Orthopaedic medical community members (savings of over $100.00).

Your continued involvement will enable us to project a strong, unified voice on state and national issues in 2019. We need each of you to renew your dues, recruit new colleagues to join, and take an active part in the political and legislative process that impacts the future of our profession. The COS is the ONLY in-state organization working diligently to be the collective representative for orthopaedists.

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How to Join COS

Join hundreds of your colleagues by applying for membership in the Society. Application is easy and your membership provides you with representation at the state and federal legislative and regulatory arenas, free CME and no registration fee for the popular COS Annual Meeting, reduced rate on practice workshops for you and your staff, savings on credit card processing for your practice and so much more. Click here for new member application. If you have any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Please join your colleagues in supporting the future training of the next generations of orthopaedic surgeons by making a contribution to the Connecticut Orthopaedic Foundation.  Your tax-deductible gift will help make a difference and will allow us to continue the tradition that began since the organization’s inception. GIVE NOW!

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