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Michael Brand, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist | Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

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Office Locations:
Danbury, Ridgefield, Southbury

Specialty Areas:
Sports medicine, including arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, and sports injuries; reconstructive knee surgery, including total knee replacement and partial knee replacement

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Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (recertified 2003)

Medical License:

Dr. Michael Brand has specialized in sports medicine and reconstructive knee surgery since 1991 and initiated the concept of a sports medicine team at OrthoConnecticut. After completing his orthopedic training at the Harvard University Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, he was selected to serve as Chief Resident of the Orthopedic Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following this, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and reconstructive knee surgery at the San Diego Knee and Sports Medicine Program at the University of California, San Diego. He has worked with professional sports teams, as well as Division 1 NCAA athletes during his career and currently serves as team physician at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU). Dr. Brand is currently the President of OrthoConnecticut.

Dr. Brand co-founded the Western Connecticut Sports Medicine Society, which provides education for local trainers and physical therapists. He was also instrumental in starting an ACL-injury prevention program and implementing the ImPact concussion management program at WCSU and at local high schools. He is dedicated to employing an integrated team approach to injury treatment and prevention, and bringing together trainer, doctor, and therapist to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

He is widely recognized for his work as a shoulder and knee surgeon, including reconstructive knee surgery, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, and ACL and ACL revision surgery.

Dr. Brand is active in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, serves on the Board of Directors of the National Orthopedic Education Society, is a Board Member of the Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center, and also currently serves as President of OrthoConnecticut.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellow: Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, San Diego Knee and Sports Medicine Program, University of California, San Diego Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; San Diego, CA
  • Chief Resident: Chief West Trauma Service/Assistant Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital; Boston, MA
  • Resident: Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA
  • Intern and Resident: General Surgery, Roosevelt Hospital; New York, NY


  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine; Rochester, NY; Honors – Alpha Omega Alpha
  • B.S. in Mathematics, summa cum laude, Union College; Schenectady, NY; Honors – Phi Beta Kappa
  • America's Most Honored Professionals Top 1% (2018-2020)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10% (2016-2017)
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2016-2020)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area's Top Doctors (2015-2020)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2014, 2019)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2016-2020)
  • Connecticut Magazine's "Top Docs" List (2014-2017)
  • Top Physicians In Connecticut 2017
  • Fairfield Magazine Top Doctors (2016)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

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Team physicians for:

  • Bethel High School
  • Brien McMahon High School
  • Danbury High School
  • 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
  • Weston High School
  • Wilton High School

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Conditions and Injuries treated:


  • Meniscus surgery and transplants
  • Cartilage restoration surgery
  • Patellofemoral surgery
  • ACL and revision ACL surgery
  • Complicated multiligament injuries
  • Knee fractures
  • Knee arthroscopy


  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Dislocations
  • Instability surgery
  • Shoulder and clavicle fractures
  • Labrum surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Throwing injuries


  • Hip arthroscopy


  • Ligament surgery
  • Tendon surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Throwing injuries