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Four physicians from Danbury Orthopedics have been named Top Doctors for 2017, according to Connecticut Magazine andMoffly Media, both of which recently published their annual surveys.

In the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery, Michael Brand, MD, Joseph DiGiovanni, MD, Ross Henshaw, MD, and John Lunt, MD, were each awarded the honor for the fifth year in a row.

do top docs photo reduced size web“Danbury Orthopedics is honored to have four of our physicians recognized as the top in their specialties in Connecticut for the fifth year in a row,” said Dr. Michael Brand, President of Danbury Orthopedics. “To be recognized by your peers is an honor, and validates the time and focus we put into giving each of our patients the highest quality of care available.”

Dr. Brand is a Harvard University trained sports medicine specialist with expertise in treating knee and shoulder problems. Among his accomplishments, he helped bring state-of-the-art arthroscopic techniques to the region, helping patients achieve faster recoveries and improved outcomes. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and treating the full spectrum of knee issues.

Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni specializes in problems of the upper extremities. Trained at Mount Sinai Hospital and Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU, he is skilled in treating nerve compressions, osteoarthritis in the hand, trigger finger, volar plate injuries (jammed fingers) as well as wrist injuries and fractures.

Dr. Ross Henshaw graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, followed by a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is skilled in advanced arthroscopic techniques to treat shoulder, hip and knee injuries through incisions no wider than a fingernail. An athlete himself, he uses innovative techniques to help patients get back on track as soon as possible.

Dr. John Lunt, a renowned specialist in surgery of the upper extremities, trained at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His fellowship was in hand surgery at Columbia Presbyterian. Using advanced diagnostic tools, he excels at recognizing rare nerve compression problems and other hard to detect nerve issues.

Moffley Media’s list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a respected national medical data research group. The Top Doctors are nominated by their peers for being outstanding in their medical specialties, recognizing their abilities and professional standards. The annual list is based on survey results from more than 5,000 questionnaires that are distributed to physicians across the state that asked respondents to name providers they would recommend, other than themselves, to whom they would send a loved one for “expert medical care.” Similarly, Connecticut Magazine’s list is compiled by recommendations from other doctors in the state.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is the preeminent healthcare research and information firm, led by physicians, that selects Top Doctors on a National and Regional level. The list of Top Doctors 2017 appears in the April 2017 issue of Connecticut Magazine and appeared in the January 2017 issues of Moffly Media’s publications, which include Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan-Darien, Westport and Stamford magazines.

About OrthoConnecticut/Danbury Orthopedics

OrthoConnecticut is a multispecialty practice staffed by leaders in orthopedic care, and is the parent practice of Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics, and Coastal Orthopedics. The practice’s Centers of Excellence provide integrated treatment, offering individualized and compassionate care by a team of board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists. The goal of the practice is to help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being. To make an appointment with any of the practice’s specialists, please visit or call 203.797.1500.