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Abiola A. Atanda, M.D., Curriculum Vitae

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)





8/2017 - 7/2018

Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Spine Surgery Fellowship
Norton Leatherman Spine Center
Louisville, KY

7/2012 - 6/2017

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, NY




Doctor of Medicine
Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


BA in Biology
Fisk University
Nashville, TN

2021 - Present

Danbury Hospital
Danbury, CT


Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC)
Danbury, CT


Professional Affiliations:


  • Member, J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Professional Employment:

8/2021 – present

Private Practice, OrthoConnecticut
Danbury, CT

9/2018 –

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
Murfreesboro, TN

8/2017 –

Instructor (Gratis) Orthopaedic surgery
University of Louisville
Department of Orthopaedic surgery
Louisville, KY

5/2011 –

Research Assistant, Division of Sports Medicine
NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, NY


Visiting Academic Physician (Volunteer)
FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital
Accra, Ghana

5/2008 -

Medical Student Summer Research
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN

May - August 2002 & 2003

Summer Undergraduate Research
Gas Technology Institute,
Des Plaines, IL

  • 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)
  • Carl J Herzog Presidential Award Recipient
  • Dorothy M. Forde-Bolden, MD Award
  • Beta Kappa Chi National Honors
  • Kaiser Permanente Award
  • Volanda Ball Orr Scholarship
  • Fisk-Meharry Joint Scholarship


Publications & PRESENTATIONS:


Klineberg, EO, Passias PG, Poorman GW, Jalai CM, Atanda A, Worley N, Horn S, Sciubba DM, Hamilton DK, Burton DC, Gupta MC, Smith JS, Soroceanu A, Hart RA, Neuman B, Ames CP, Schwab FJ, Lafage V. Classifying Complications: Assessing Adult Spinal Deformity 2-Year Surgical Outcomes. Global Spine J. 2020 Oct;10(7):896-907.

Laratta JL, Glassman SD, Atanda AA, Dimar JR, Gum JL, Crawford III CH, Bratcher K, Carreon, LY. The Berg Balance Scale for Assessing Dynamic Stability and Balance in the Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) Population. J Spine Surg. 2019 Dec;5(4):451-456.

Poorman GW, Jalai CM, Diebo B, Vira S, Buza J, Baker J, Tishelman J, Horn S, Bono O, Shenoy K, Hasan S, Paul J, Isaacs E, Kaye I, Atanda A, Buckland AJ, LaFage V, Errico T, Passias PG. Congenital Etiology is an Independent Risk Factor for Complications in Adolescents Undergoing Corrective Scoliosis Surgery: Comparison of In-hospital Comorbidities Using Nationwide KID's Inpatient Database. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Sep 24. ;39(8):406-410

Swensen S, Fisher N, Atanda A, Egol KA. Suture Repair of a Pole Patella Fracture. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Aug;31 Suppl 3:S28-S29.

Fisher N, Atanda A, Swensen S, Egol KA. Repair of Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Aug;31 Suppl 3:S14-S15

Passias PG, Poorman GW, Jalai CM, Diebo BG, Vira S, Baker JF, Shenoy K, Hasan S, Buza J, Bronson W, Paul JC, Kaye I, Atanda A, Cassilly RT, Foster NA, Oren JH, Lafage V, Errico TJ. Congenital versus Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparison of In-Hospital Comorbidities Using Nationwide Inpatient Database (KID). The Spine Journal 16 (2016) S251-S337

Karla K, Tang E, Atanda A, Khatib O, Shamah S, Meislin R, Jazrawi L. Can flexible instruments create adequate femoral tunnel lengths at 90° of knee flexion in ACL reconstruction? Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2016 Jun;74(2):135-40

Atanda, AA, Oni, JK, Ramsden, DM, Yoon, RS, Ahmad, AA, Otsuka, NY.

The Prognostic Value of the Radiologic Appearance of the Navicular Ossification Center in Congenital Talipes Equinovarus. J Foot Ankle Surg, 2015 Sep-Oct. 54(5):844-7.

Hasan S, Chay E, Atanda A, McGee AW Jr, Jazrawi LM, Zuckerman JD

The effect of shoulder immobilization on driving performance. J Shoulder Elbow Surg.  J   Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Feb; 24(2):273-9.

Atanda A, Chambers T, Beech DJ. Situs Inversus. Tenn Med. 2013 Jan;106(1):33-4.


Abiola Atanda, BA, Wendell Yarbrough, MD, Dana Marshall, PhD. Fetuin-A, a potential biomarker for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, National Medical Association, Surgical Session, Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, NV, July 2009.

Kenneth A. Egol, MD, Abiola Atanda, MD. Intertrochanteric Fracture; Open Reduction Internal Fixation with Dynamic Hip Screw: Case Presentation and Surgical Technique. An Educational video for the Adult Hip session of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – July 2011

Edward Tang, MD, Kunal Karla, MD, Abiola Atanda, MD, Saqib Hasan, BS, Laith Jazrawi, MD, Robert Meislin, MD. Flexible Reamers in Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Tunnel length and Risk of Nerve Injury. Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2012 Annual Meeting

Abiola Atanda, MD, Stanislav Sidash, MD, Laith Jazrawi. MD. Ultrasound in Sports Medicine: current concepts, techniques and perspectives. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012 Annual Meeting.

Meredith Mayo, BS, Saqib Hasan, BS, Abiola Atanda, MD, Eric Strauss, MD, Laith Jazrawi, MD. Driving while immobilized: Incorporating New Data into Comprehensive Guidelines. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012 Annual Meeting and Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2012 Annual Meeting

Young Kwon, MD PhD, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, Ikemefuna Onyekwelu, MD, Saqib Hasan, BS, Abiola Atanda, MD. Rotator Cuff Sparing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty through the Rotator Interval. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012 Annual Meeting

Srino Bharam, MD, Stanislav Sidash, MD, Abiola Atanda, MD. Hip Arthroscopy: Management of chrondral lesions due to FAI. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012 Meeting

Laith Jazrawi, MD, Edward Tang, MD, Joshua Namm, BS, Saqib Hasan, BS, Abiola Atanda, MD, Kunal Kalra, MD. Humeral Avulsion of the Glenohumeral Ligament (HAGL) Lesion: Current concepts in Treatment and Management. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012 Annual Meeting and Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2012 Annual Meeting

Laith Jazrawi, MD, Kunal Kalra, MD, Michael Hall, MD, Abiola Atanda, MD, Dennis Cardone, DO. The Role of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection: An Educational Multimedia Program. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012 Annual Meeting and Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2012 Annual Meeting

Kenneth A. Egol, MD, Abiola Atanda, MD, Mathew Hamula, BA, BS, Jason P. Hochfelder, MD. Removal of a Broken Intramedullary Nail & Exchange Nailing for Tibial Nonunion. American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons multimedia. March 2013.

Abiola Atanda, MD, Alice Chu, MD, Wallace Lehman, MD. Recurrent Idiopathic Clubfoot Deformity following treatment by the Ponseti Method. 8th International Clubfoot Congress, Rome, Italy. September 2016

Laratta JL, Shillinford JN, Atanda AA, Lombardi JM, Saifi C, Lenke LG, Lehman RA. The National Impact of Spinal Laminectomy Readmission throughout the United States. Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2018.

Book Chapter

Deepan N. Patel, MD, Abiola A. Atanda, MD, Eric J. Strauss, MD, Andrew S. Rokito, MD. Video Atlas - Shoulder Surgery - Chapter 67:  Distal Clavicle Resection – Arthroscopic. Jaypee’s Video Atlas of Arthroscopy surgery. July 2011. Editor: Peter McCann, M.D



  • Saxophone (Alto)
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Traveling
  • Documentary