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Robert L. Brady, M.D.

Spine Specialist | Surgeon

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Office Locations:
DarienNorwalk, Westport

Specialty Areas:
Spine Surgery of Cervical & Lumbar Spine, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Scoliosis Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (recertified 2018)
Robotic spine surgery certified training (2016)
Charite artificial disc replacement certified training (2005)

Medical Licenses:
Connecticut, New York

With the addition of Dr. Brady to OrthoConnecticut in 2005, the group was able to broaden its spinal services to include the most comprehensive and technologically-advanced care of the spine. Currently, Dr. Brady has privileges in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital and has faculty appointment in Yale University Medical School, as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Brady began his career as an orthopedic surgeon training at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, a University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following his residency, Dr. Brady completed his fellowship training in spine surgery at the highly regarded Spine Institute of New York at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY. He has an expertise in treating all pediatric, adolescent and adult conditions of the spine. This includes diseases related to degeneration, deformity (eg. scoliosis), trauma and tumor. Through his fellowship, which was selected as one of only 15 sites where the United States FDA trial for lumbar artificial disc replacement was performed, he has become one of the most extensively trained spine surgeons in the country in disc arthroplasty. Dr. Brady was also the lead investigator of an FDA clinical trial at Norwalk Hospital comparing interspinous process implants.

Furthermore, Dr. Brady is on the forefront of the rapidly advancing field of spine surgery with minimally invasive techniques and utilization of biologic healing proteins. In addition to Dr. Brady’s excellent clinical training, he has presented research at national meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. And finally, beyond Dr. Brady’s private practice he has founded a non-profit organization called the Straight Caribbean Spine Foundation. This charitable mission provides comprehensive care to children with advanced spinal deformities in third world countries.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, The Spine Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center; New York, NY: 2005
  • Resident:
    • Orthopedic Surgery, St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon; New York, NY: 2004
    • Orthopedic Surgery, Alfred I. DuPont Institute for Children; Wilmington, DE: 2003
    • Orthopedic Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; New York, NY: 2002
  • Internship: General Surgery, St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York, NY: 2000


  • Doctor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; New York, NY: 1999
  • Bachelor or Arts in Biology with a Minor in Economics, State University of New York at Geneseo; Geneseo, NY: 1994

Honors and Awards:

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honors in Endocrine Elective: U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA
  • Honors in Surgery Clerkship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Honors in Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Best Research Paper (Annual Research Day, 2002): Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

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Common Spine Procedures and Conditions Treated: