T. Jay Kleeman, M.D., Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine 
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery( 2002, re-certified 2022)
Licensure Connecticut

Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Maryland Medical Systems
Baltimore, MD


Categorical Surgery Internship
University of Maryland Medical Systems
Baltimore, MD


Doctor of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT


B.A. in Psychology and Biology
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH


Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT


Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
Norwalk Surgical Center
Norwalk, CT 


American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow
Connecticut State Orthopaedic Society (Board Member 2001-2011)
Connecticut State Medical Society
Fairfield County Medical Society

8/2000 - present

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

Team Physician (since 2003)
Wilton High School Football Team
Wilton, CT

 honors and awards:
  • Castle Connolly’s Regional Top Doctors (2016-2020)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area's Top Doctors (2017-2020)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2017-2019)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1% (2018)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2014-2015)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Frank J. Scallon Surgical Award, Norwalk Hospital. 2004
  • Administrative Chief Resident, University of Maryland. 1998-99.
  • City of Baltimore- Mayor’s Citation of Merit. 1995.
  • VA Medical Center Gold Pin Award. 1994.
  • Surgical Scholars Program, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. 1990-92.
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society- inducted May, 1991.
  • Summer Research Fellowship Award. 1990.
  • Schon, LC, Parks, BG, Boucher, HR, Melamed, EA, Kleeman, TJ. A Biomechanical study of two postoperative prostheses for transtibial amputees: a custom molded and prefabricaded adjustable pneumatic prosthesis. Presented at AOFAS 2001 Annual Winter Meeting.
  • Kleeman, TJ, and Myerson, MS. Medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy. June 2000. (Submitted for publication)
  • “Subtalar instability: Diagnosis and treatment”, with Lew C. Schon, MD. Department of Orthopaedic Conference, Harrisburg, PA. 1999.
  • “Hallux metatarsophalangeal joint arthritis”, with Lew C. Schon, MD. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore. Presented at 29th Annual Goldfarb Clinical Conference, Harrisburg, PA. 1999.
  • Kleeman, TJ, and Levine, AM. The treatment of metastatic disease of the femur with the Russell-Taylor reconstruction nail. University of Maryland Disputations. June, 1997. (Submitted for publication)
  • “Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis: Atypical hangman’s fractures”, with Alan M. Levine, MD. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore. 1996.
  • “Effect of gradual mechanical distraction on skeletal muscle and tendon”, with Kevin Tetsworth, MD. Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Maryland Medical Systems. 1996.
  • Kleeman, TJ, and Lewis, C. The effect of cast design on the stabilization of underlying long bones. Connecticut Medicine. 56(1): 14. 1992. (Also presented at Northeast Bioengineering Symposium. 1991.)