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August 13, 2021

dr atandaOrthoConnecticut has announced that Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Abiola A. Atanda, M.D., will join the practice on August 15th. He will have office hours in the Danbury, Southbury, and New Milford office locations.

"I am excited to be joining the outstanding team at OrthoConnecticut,” says Dr. Atanda. “This is an incredible opportunity for me to work with a team of physicians equally committed to providing quality spine care for patients. I look forward to working alongside leaders in the field to provide specialized spine care, and state-of-the-art cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery to our patients.”

Dr. Atanda earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Fisk University and obtained his medical degree from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, both in Tennessee. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital (Hospital for Joint Diseases). Dr. Atanda went on to perform advanced training in adult and pediatric spine surgery during his fellowship in Orthopedic and Neurosurgery at the world-renowned Norton Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Atanda is committed to individualized care to achieve excellent patient outcomes, through optimal nonsurgical and surgical care. He specializes in navigation and robotic-assisted surgery for degenerative and deformity surgery, as well as in treatment for trauma, tumors, and infections of the spine.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Atanda to our OrthoConnecticut team. We are committed to our community, and by adding his expertise to the OrthoConnecticut Spine Team, we are better equipped to provide the highest level of comprehensive care to our patients and our community,” stated Dr. Michael Brand, President of OrthoConnecticut.

Dr. Atanda is fellowship trained and has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles on orthopedics and the spine. He is also passionate about global spine care. He was a visiting academic physician at FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital in Ghana, a nonprofit organization started by the world-renowned Spine Surgeon, Dr. Oheneha Boachie-Adjei. Dr. Atanda is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. He has been honored and awarded as the Carl J. Herzog Presidential Award Recipient, Dorothy M. Forde-Bolden MD Award, and with Beta Kappa Chi National Honors. He will be operating out of Danbury Hospital and the Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC).

To arrange an appointment with Dr. Atanda, contact the office at (203) 797-1500 ext. 6620, or go to

June 24, 2021

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15 of OrthoConnecticut’s orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons, and sports medicine physicians received 2021 Top Doctor recognition from Connecticut Magazine, Moffly Media, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Every year for at least a decade, Castle Connolly Top Doctors awards have been given to OrthoConnecticut’s physicians for their medical expertise and excellence including the 2021 honorees: Brian A. Bast, D.O., Michael G. Brand, M.D., Angelo Ciminiello, M.D., Jeffrey V. DeLuca, M.D., Joseph DiGiovanni, M.D., Mark J. Fletcher, M.D., Joshua B. Frank, M.D., Edmund A. Ganal, M.D., Ross Henshaw, M.D., John G. Lunt, M.D., Michael M. Lynch, M.D., Michael G. Soojian, M.D., Robert Yaghoubian, M.D., and Aaron N. Insel, M.D. who is also a Castle Connolly Rising Stars for 2021.

The Top Doctors distinction is a physician-peer nominated, rigorously screen and vetted honor from the renowned research team at Castle Connolly that no one can pay to receive. Before a doctor is selected, careful screening is conducted which includes review of education, training, as well as professional expertise. The Castle Connolly Top Doctors are amongst those most highly regarded by their peers.

Learn more about OrthoConnecticut 2021 Top Doctors in Connecticut Magazine’s 2021 Top Doctors June issue, and Moffly Media’s Fairfield County Top Doctors 2021 January regional issues: Stamford Magazine, Greenwich Magazine, New Canaan/Darien + Rowayton Magazine, Westport Magazine.

To make an appointment with any of OrthoConnecticut’s physicians call 1.833.ORTHOCT (1.833.678.4628) or visit the website:

April 24, 2021

Excerpt as seen in Green Card Stories

Randy Sealey

Randy Sealey breezed through the college applications for the nation’s top universities. He listed his student awards and honors. He wrote an essay about his dreams of becoming the first person in his family to attend college, and of becoming a doctor. But on each application, there was one question he left blank: Are you a citizen of the United States?

He was sure his grandparents were working out his immigration status. It seemed like just a technical matter. He felt as American as his beloved New York Yankees.

Read the full article here

April 09, 2021
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Dr. Thomas Guglielmo, a podiatrist, is seeing patients at the OrthoConnecticut practice office in Litchfield. BZ photo

Dr. Thomas Guglielmo, a podiatrist, is seeing patients at the OrthoConnecticut practice office in Litchfield. BZ photo

After longtime Litchfield podiatrist Dr. Gary Shields retired last year, local residents who visited his office on Bantam Road had to find someone new to look after their feet.

Turns out they didn’t have to go far. Shields’ patients have all been referred to OrthoConnecticut’s Dr. Thomas Guglielmo, located next door at 338 Bantam Road.

“We’re caring for many of Dr. Shields’ patients,” said Dr. Guglielmo, who has been seeing Shields’ patients in Litchfield since last July. “Our patients are now mentioning us to friends, co-workers and family, so word of mouth has helped residents find the care they need locally.”

Dr. Guglielmo is available to see patients in the Litchfield office on Tuesdays. He treats patients of all ages, from infants to senior citizens, and specializes in surgical and non-surgical management of conditions affecting the foot and ankle.

Read the full article here

March 10, 2021

As seen in Ridgefield and Wilton Magazines

Shining The Light on Fairfield County's Talented Docs — Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s as import- ant as ever to remain healthy. Fortunately for residents of Ridgefield and Wilton, we live in an area dense with talented medical professionals. These Fairfield County area doctors are keeping locals healthy, from head to toe. 

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