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John E. Mullen, M.D.

Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgeon


Dr. John E. Mullen

Tel: 860-355-8000
Ext: 4213
Fax: 860-350-6291

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Office Locations:
Danbury, Litchfield, New Milford, Sharon

Specialty Areas:
Reconstructive surgery including arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgeries, total knee and hip replacement and revisions, orthopedic trauma and fracture care

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2015)

Medical Licenses:
Connecticut, New York

“There is absolutely no one better than Dr. Mullen. He has done incredible things for my knees and his patience and bedside manner put you at ease. Thank you, Dr. Mullen.


Dr. John Mullen combines exceptional experience in orthopedic medicine and surgery from private practice with New Milford Orthopedics as well as that gained while serving our nation as a medical officer/Lieutenant Commander and battalion surgeon. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon for Service in Liberia, as well as many honors from medical institutions. A specialist in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and orthopedic trauma, Dr. Mullen works with patients of all ages and in all stages of fitness, from recreational athletes to professionals. Dr. Mullen has worked as a physician at Shea Stadium, Yankee Stadium, and Madison Square Garden, taking care of athletes, performers, and fans alike. At Madison Square Garden, he served as a tournament physician for the Big East Basketball Tournament for 18 years (2003-2020).

Dr. Mullen completed Orthopedic Surgery residencies at The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and at Cleveland's Mt. Sinai Hospital, which is affiliated with Case Western Reserve Medical School. His medical career also includes being an emergency department physician and publishing in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Resident: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; New York, NY
  • Resident: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Cleveland, OH
  • Intern: General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Cleveland, OH
  • Intern: Transitional, Saint Vincent's Medical Center; Bridgeport, CT


  • Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College; Valhalla, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (cum laude), Providence College; Providence, RI


  • America's Most Honored Doctors (2021)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals/Doctors - Top 1% (2017-2020)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2020)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice (2015-2017, 2019)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2015-2019)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor (2015-2016)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

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