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Paul D. Protomastro, M.D., Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Shoulder Surgery 
Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2005, recertified 2015)
ABOS: Hand Surgery Certification (2007, recertified 2016)
AO/ASIF Fracture Fixation (1997)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (1997)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (1997)

Licensure Connecticut
 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:
Fellowship
2000 - 2001

Hand Surgery Fellowship
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s, MGH, and The Children’s Hospitals
Boston, MA

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellowship
    Director: Barry P. Simmons, M.D. 
Resident
1995 - 2000

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
    Chairman: Victor Goldberg, M.D. 
 EDUCATION:

Medical
1995

Doctor of Medicine (cum laude with honors; Alpha Omega Alpha)
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Honors: Anatomy, Pathology, Medicine, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics 

Undergraduate
1986 - 1990

Bachelor of Science in Biology (magna cum laude; AED National Premedical Honor Society)
Providence College
Providence, RI

1988 - 1989

Minor Liberal Arts; Medieval History, Philosophy, Religion
Oxford University
Oxford, England

 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:
2001 - Present

Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon

Present

Norwalk Surgical Center
Norwalk, CT

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
 

Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (former member)

 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:
2001 - present

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

 honors and awards:
 
  • America's Most Honored Doctors 2020 - Top 10%
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2019, 2020)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2020)
  • Vitals 15th Anniversary Dedicated Physician (2014)
  • Top Doctors – CT Magazine (2011-2013)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
 LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:
 
  • Managing Partner, OrthoConnecticut (2015)
  • Managing Partner Coastal Orthopaedics, P.C. (2009-2015)
  • Vice Chairman of Board and Vice President, Norwalk Surgery Center (2011-2014)
  • Board Member, Ambulatory Surgery Centers of Association (ASCA) (2012-2014)
 ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
 
  • Ross University, School of Medicine: Clinical Teaching Faculty (2015)
  • University of Vermont Medical School: Clinical Teaching Faculty (2015)
  • Clinical Instructor: Synthes Corporation, Fracture Symposium Presenter (2007)
  • Yale University: Physician’s Assistant Program: Clinical Instructor (2001 - Present)
  • Officer: Harvard Medical School (2000 - 2001)
  • Clinical Consultant: Zimmer Corporation, Sales Training Division (2000)
  • Faculty Appointment: Clinical Instructor, CWRU, School of Medicine (1998 - 2000)
  • Instructor: Anatomy and Musculoskeletal Science, CWRU, School of Medicine (1996)
 RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:
 2/4/07

Results of Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs Using the Endobutton and a Single Incision. Paul D. Protomastro, Ashley Ready; 3rd Annual Meeting of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society, Jay Peak, VT 

10/19/01

Initial Outcomes of Distal Radius Fractures Treated with the Trimed System. Scott Price, Paul Protomastro, Evan Schumer, Bruce Leslie, Mark Koris; 17th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, San Diego, CA

10/5/01

Initial Outcomes of Distal Radius Fractures Treated with the Trimed System. Scott Price, Paul Protomastro, Evan Schumer, Bruce Leslie, Mark Koris; 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore, MA

6/9/01

Increasing Reachable Workspace in Contracted, C5 Tetraplegia: Quantifying the Impact of Elbow Release, Rotational Osteotomy of the Radius, and Tendon Transfer. Michael Keith, Paul Protomastro; 7th Annual International Conference on Tetraplegia, Bologna, Italy

2/7/99

The Biomechanical Effects of Thermal Capsulorraphy on the Kinematic Properties of the Glenohumeral Joint. Allen Deutsch, Paul Protomastro, Edward Barber, Brian Victoroff; American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Anaheim, CA

2/7/99

The Biomechanical Effects of Thermal Capsulorraphy on the Kinematic Properties of the Glenohumeral Joint. Allen Deutsch, Paul Protomastro, Edward Barber, Brian Victoroff; 15th Open Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Anaheim, CA

5/9/98

Internal Fixation vs. Small Wire External Fixation of Severe Pilon Fractures: A Comparison of Functional Outcomes and Costs. Toan Le, Paul Protomastro, John Sontich, Brendan Patterson, John Wilber; Ohio Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH

4/19/98

Internal Fixation vs. Small Wire External Fixation of Severe Pilon Fractures: A Comparison of Functional Outcomes and Costs. Toan Le, Paul Protomastro, John Sontich, Brendan Patterson, John Wilber; American Orthopaedic Association Residents Conference, Sacramento, CA

3/21/98

Minimizing Complications Associated with Treating Severe Pilon Fractures: Results of Delayed ORIF. Paul Protomastro, Toan Le, Brendan Patterson, John Wilber; 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA

11/17/97

Minimizing Complications Associated with Treating Severe Pilon Fractures: Results of Delayed ORIF. Paul Protomastro, Toan Le, Brendan Patterson, John Wilber; 13th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Louisville, KY

 PUBLICATIONS:
  Le TT, Protomastro PD, Patterson BP, Wilber JH, Sontich J: Comparison of functional outcome and cost analysis in the treatment of pilon fractures. Ortho Trans 22(2), 337, 1998.

Protomastro PD, Le TT, Patterson BP, Wilber JH, Sontich J: Minimizing complications associated with internal fixation of severe pilon fractures: Results of delayed ORIF. Ortho Trans 22(1), 276, 1998.

Victoroff BN, Deutsch A, Protomastro P, Barber JE, Davy DT: The effect of thermal capsulorrhaphy on glenohumeral translation, rotation and volume. J Shoulder Elbow Surgery 2004 Mar-April; 13(2): 138-45.

Earp BE, Floyd WE,Louie D, Koris M, Protomastro P. Ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2014 Nov; 22(11): 699-706.