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Mark J. Fletcher, M.D., Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas

Hip, Knee, Shoulder Orthopedic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, Computer Navigation/Mako Surgery, Direct Anterior Hip Replacements

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2009, recertified 2020) 


Oregon (expired)

8/2005 - 7/2006

Sports Medicine Fellowship
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

7/2001 - 6/2005

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

7/2000 - 6/2001

Orthopedic /General Surgery Internship
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA


Doctor of Medicine
George Washington University
Washington, DC

9/1993 - 12/1994

Non-matriculated study in molecular biology, genetics, and endocrinology
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


B.A., English Literature
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY


Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
United States Track and Field Association

2015 - present

Private Practice, OrthoConnecticut
(formerly Coastal Orthopedics)
Norwalk, CT

9/2006 - 12/2014

Oregon Medical Group
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic

 honors and awards:
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award (2020)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area's Top Doctors (2021)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2020, 2021)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors (2021)
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2014-2015)
  • Vitals Patients’ Choice Award (2009-2015)
  • Vitals Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2013)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011-2013, 2015)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Orthopedic Resident Teaching Award, Thomas Jefferson University, 2005
  • Kane-King-Dodek Obstetrics Honor Society, The George Washington University School of Medicine, 1999
  • Former Olympic USA Javelin Team Member
6/2004 - 6/2005

Thomas Jefferson Hospital Academic Chief Resident

  • Creation and implementation of the academic curriculum for resident and medical student education.
7/2001 - 6/2005 Thomas Jefferson Hospital Orthopaedic Resident Education Conference
  • Presentations on various Orthopedic topics
6/1999 - 6/2000

Departments of Exercise and Sports Science and Orthopaedic Surgery
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

  • Undergraduate anatomy lecture and laboratory instructor, spring semester 2000.
  • Athletic training masters program gross anatomy laboratory instructor, fall semester 1999.
  • Physical education instructor in weight lifting, swimming.
7/1999 - 6/2000

Research Associate
Department of Exercise and Sports Science, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

  • Athletic kinematics, mild head injury prevention, and fatigue protocol design.
5/1994 - 3/1995

Laboratory Technician
Departments of Immunology and Pathology
Columbia University Hospital
New York, NY

  Tsai LC, Sigward SM, Pollard CD, Fletcher MJ, Powers CM. Effects of Fatigue and Recovery on Knee Mechanics during Side-Step Cutting. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Sept 2.

Moulton T, Samara G, Chung W, Yuan L, Desai R, Sisti M, Bruce J, Tycko B. Am J Pathol. MTS1/p16/CDKN2 Lesions in Primary Glioblastoma Multiforme. 1995 Mar; 146(3):613-9 (M. Fletcher credited in acknowledgements).

Lysz TW, Dikdan G*, Fletcher MJ. Isolation of Endogenous 12 HETE from 4 day and 6 month rat lens epithelial and fiber cells. Departments of Surgery* and Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Injury Science, New Jersey Medical School, Newark NJ 1993.
  Fletcher, M.J. Multimodal Pain Control in Total Joint Arthroplasty. Perioperative Staff In-service, Norwalk, Hospital, Norwalk CT July 2015

Fletcher, M.J. Total Hip Arthroplasty, Current Concepts. PCP Current Concept Update, Darian CT February 2015

Fletcher, M.J. Common Upper Extremity Injuries. PCP Current Concept Update, University of Oregon Medical Clinic, Eugene OR March 2011

Fletcher, M.J. Hip Fractures, Concepts of Care. Operating Room Department In-service, Mckenzie Willamette Medical Center, Springfield OR June 2010

Fletcher, M.J. Rotator Cuff Tears. Oregon Medical Group Current Concepts Update, OMG. Eugene, OR April 2007

Fletcher, M.J. Shoulder Injuries in the Javelin Throw, Biomechanical Basis and Treatment Principles. World Javelin Conference, Kuortane, Finland. October 2009

Fletcher, M.J. Javelin Training, Injury Prevention in the Throwing Athlete, and Training Methods. Danish Athletic Association (Dansk Atletik Foribund), Aarhus Denmark November 2007

Fletcher, M.J. Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Throwing Athletes. Gill/OTE Elite Javelin Symposium, Champaign IL October 2006 
  • Medical Director, Oregon Track Club - Organizing and managing the medical care for the Nike sponsored elite running team. 2008-current
  • Personal Coach, Christina Scherwin – 2005 World Championships finalist, 2004 and 2008 Olympian, Danish National record holder (javelin) 2000-2008
  • Board Member, Javelin USA – A non-profit organization that helps finance youth and Olympic development programs while providing free coaching and training support 2005-current
  • Track & Field (Javelin Throw) - 2000 USA Olympic Trials competitor, 1998 Goodwill Games and 1997 World University Games USA team member, 1998 Penn Relays Champion, 5 time USATF national championships competitor, 3 time top 10 ranking in USA, 1998 USATF national convention delegate.
  • Member of United States Track and Field Association
  Hobbies include music, running, swimming, biking, outdoor activities