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Abiola A. Atanda, M.D.

Spine Specialist | Surgeon

Dr. Abiola A. Atanda at OrthoConnecticut

Dr. Abiola A. Atanda

Tel: 203-797-1500
Ext: 6621
Fax: 203-730-9491

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Office Locations:
Danbury, New Milford, Southbury

Specialty Areas:
Spine surgery (neck and back) for degenerative, deformity, fracture, tumor, and infection surgery including navigation and robotic assisted-surgery.

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Board Certified)

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“Dr. Atanda seems to be a magician. I had spinal surgery on Nov 20th, 2023. He told me the pain the 1st week was going to be tough after surgery and he was right. He also said the pain would subside each day after… he was right. I’m feeling great. X-rays look great. Dr. Atanda also said I need to strengthen the core as I’m losing weight. He cares about his patients... it’s obvious… it helps during the whole process. Thank you Dr. Atanda!!! Special shout to Trish up front… she is very nice and was very helpful with CT family leave. Getting ready for golf this spring!”

“From the first meeting to getting prepped, to going into surgery, I felt confident that I was in good hands with Dr. Atanda. As a helicopter pilot he, grasped the importance of such a procedure on my professional life. Dr. Atanda was open and honest with all aspects of the surgery and the process along the way, taking time to explain before, during and after the surgery.”

“My confidence in Dr. Atanda and in his team was well-placed as my recovery and the improvement to my life cannot be understated. Getting me back to hiking and all of the things that I wasn't able to do before surgery and all handled in the most professional and considerate manner.”  Read more...

Abiola Atanda, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in robotic-assisted surgery, degenerative and deformity surgery. Dr. Atanda completed a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Spine Surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Norton Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, KY, completed his Orthopedic Surgery training at the prestigious NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (Hospital for Joint Diseases), and earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Atanda volunteered as a visiting academic physician at FOCOS Orthapaedic Hospital in Ghana in April 2021. He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles on orthopedics and the spine. His interests include alto saxophone, traveling, vidoegraphy/photography, and documentary works.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellow: Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, KY
  • Resident: NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY


  • Doctor of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Fisk University, Nashville, TN


  • America's Most Honored Doctors - Top 5% (2020, 2021)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award (2020)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2015, 2020)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2019, 2020)

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