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John Lunt, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist | Surgeon

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Specialty Areas:
Upper extremity surgery, including hand, wrist, and elbow.  Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, joint reconstructions, trauma

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (recertified 2016)
ABOS: Surgery of the Hand Subspecialty (recertified 2016)

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Dr. John G. Lunt is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Lunt has been in practice in the greater Danbury area for many years, and is the Medical Director at the Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC). Previously he was Medical Co-Director and partner at The Hand Center of Western Connecticut.

Dr. Lunt received his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, followed by two years of surgical training at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital and four years of orthopedic training/chief residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He then returned to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to complete a fellowship in Hand Surgery. Dr. Lunt also served as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps.

Dr. Lunt’s areas of expertise include pediatric and adult sports injuries, minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, and management of ailments such as tendonitis and arthritis. He is the founder of the Danbury Hand Club, an organization for discussing new research and innovations in hand surgery. Dr. Lunt is a member of the prestigious American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the New York and New England Hand Societies, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Lunt merged The Hand Center of Western Connecticut practice with OrthoConnecticut, where he continues to offer an integrated approach to treatment for hand, wrist, and upper extremity ailments today. Years of experience and training, coupled with focused resources and a dedicated staff result in superior outcomes for patients with simple and complex orthopedic issues.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellow: Hand Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; New York, NY
  • Resident: Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center; New Hyde Park, NY
  • Intern: General surgery, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital; New York, NY


  • Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York, NY — honors in orthopedic surgery
  • Postbaccalaureate, University of Wyoming; Laramie, WY
  • Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology, University of Colorado; Boulder, CO


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Since: 2002
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2016-2021)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2013, 2019-2020)
  • Caste Connolly Top Doctor for 10 Years (2002-2012)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area's Top Doctors (2013-2022)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Top Doctors 5th Anniversary (2017-2018)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctors - Fairfield County (2016-2022)
  • Connecticut Magazine's Top Docs (2014-2017, 2021-2022)
  • Fairfield Magazine Top Doctors (2016)
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors (2021)
  • Regional Top Doctors 5th Anniversary (2017-2018)
  • Top Physicians In Connecticut (2017)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1% (2017-2021)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 5% (2016)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice (2010-2014, 2016-2017)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor (2010-2016)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

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