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Joseph DiGiovanni, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist | Surgeon

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Specialty Areas:
Hand Surgery, Wrist and Elbow Surgery

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2013)

Medical Licenses:
Connecticut, New York

Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni has specialized in hand and upper extremity surgery since 2000 and is a member of the subspecialization team at the Hand Center at OrthoConnecticut. In addition to concentrating on hand, elbow, and shoulder issues, Dr. DiGiovanni also specializes in pediatric hand and elbow surgery. He received his hand training at NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he obtained vast experience in complicated hand reconstruction.

Chronic conditions and injuries treated by Dr. DiGiovanni include fractures, nerve problems (including carpal tunnel syndrome), cubital tunnel syndrome, tumors, arthritis, and tendinopathies (tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and trigger finger). Dr. DiGiovanni has particular interest and expertise in treating wrist injuries and fractures, humeral fractures, tendon transfers for nerve palsies, and osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist arthroscopy. Injuries to the hand are unique because of the complex interplay between the bones, tendons, and nerves, and Dr. DiGiovanni's training makes him uniquely qualified to care for patients with these problems. DiGiovanni counts athletes, musicians, and injured workers with hand injuries specific to their career among the numerous patients he has treated.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellowship: Hand Surgery, NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases; New York, NY
  • Resident: Orthopedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital; New York, NY
  • Intern: General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital; New York, NY


  • Doctor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; New York, NY
  • B.S. in Nutritional Biochemistry with honors, Cornell University; Ithaca, NY


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Since: 2013
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2013, 2016-2021)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area's Top Doctors (2014-2024)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Top Doctors 5th Anniversary (2018)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2016-2022)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors (2014-2017, 2021-2024)
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors (2020-2024)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors Top 1% (2021)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals Top 1% (2017-2020)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals Top 10% (2017)
  • America's Most Honored ProfessionalsTop 5% (2016)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice (2014, 2017, 2018)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor (2012, 2014, 2017, 2018)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2014, 2018)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

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