Paul D. Protomastro, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist | Surgeon

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Office Locations:
Norwalk, Westport

Specialty Areas:
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Licenses:

Dr. Protomastro is an Orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialty training and expertise in surgery of the upper extremity. He graduated with high honors from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1995 and received his Orthopaedic training at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2001, he completed a post-graduate fellowship in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand reconstruction at Harvard Medical School, in Boston.

Ridgefield, CT natives, Dr. Protomastro, his wife and their three children joined Coastal Orthopaedics in 2001. His clinical clinical practice is dedicated to the management of disorders of the upper extremity. He has a special interest and expertise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, total joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow and hand, tennis elbow, and reconstruction of traumatic injuries of the entire upper extremity. He is an active member in many national, state and local orthopaedic specialty societies and brings the latest technologic advances to the Norwalk community. Most recently, he is the first surgeon in Fairfield county to introduced computer guided Total shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Protomastro has been a CT Magazine Top Doc for three consecutive years; 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:


  • Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Harvard University School of Medicine; Harvard, MA: 2001 
  • Resident: Orthopaedic Residency, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Cleveland, OH: 2000


  • Doctor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Philadelphia, PA: 1995
  • Providence College; Providence, RI: 1990


  • America's Most Honored Doctors 2020 - Top 10%
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2019, 2020)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2020)
  • Vitals 15th Anniversary Dedicated Physician (2014)
  • Top Doctors – CT Magazine (2011-2013)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

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