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Edmund A. Ganal, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist | Knee, Hip & Shoulder Surgeon

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Office Locations:
Danbury, Litchfield, New Milford, Sharon

Specialty Areas:
Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee & Hip Arthroscopy & General Orthopedics

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)
ABOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty (2015)

Medical Licenses:
Connecticut, New York

Dr. Ganal graduated magna cum laude with Revelle Provost honors from University of California, San Diego with a degree in biochemistry and cell biology, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and played NCAA soccer. He volunteered on a medical mission to the Philippines before attending Tufts University School of Medicine on a Health Professional Scholarship. Dr. Ganal completed a general surgery internship then served as a battalion surgeon with the Marines where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After completing orthopedic residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he was stationed at Newport, RI where he deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom and took care of combat casualties. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado and specializes in shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Ganal is currently a team physician for the US Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard teams, New Milford High School and Joel Barlow High School in Redding. He has provided medical coverage for Mountain Dew Winter Tour Games, the Naval Academy Preparatory School, and Eagle Valley High School. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has served 13 years in the United States Navy and is looking forward to bringing his experience to Western Connecticut.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellow: Steadman Philippon Research Institute; Vail, Colorado
  • Chief Resident: Naval Medical Center San Diego; San Diego, California
  • Resident: Orthopedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego; San Diego, California
  • Intern: Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego; San Diego, California


  • Doctor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Since: 2020
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2020, 2021)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors (2021-2023)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors (2021)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors - Top 10% (2022-2023)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

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Team physicians for:

Bethel High School
Brien McMahon High School
Danbury High School
Danbury Hat Tricks
Danbury Junior Hat Tricks
Danbury Westerners
Housatonic Valley Regional High School
Immaculate High School
Joel Barlow High School
Millbrook School
New Milford High School
Newtown High School
Norwalk High School
Ridgefield High School
SoNo Ice House
Staples High School
The Hotchkiss School
Western Connecticut State University
Wilton High School

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