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Ross Henshaw, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist | Knee, Hip & Shoulder Surgeon

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Office Locations:
Danbury, Ridgefield, Southbury

Specialty Areas:
Arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, sports medicine

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (recertified 2018)
ABOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty (recertified 2018)

Medical Licenses:
Connecticut, New York

Dr. Ross Henshaw is a fellowship-trained knee and shoulder orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries. Dr. Henshaw's work at OrthoConnecticut’s Center for Sport Medicine covers athletes of all ages – from the recreational to the professional. Dr. Henshaw is highly sought by athletes for his skill in arthroscopic surgery – a minimally invasive approach offering less pain, small incisions, and quick recovery times. In addition, he has published several articles and presented papers on rotator cuff injuries, ACL injuries, and orthopedic implants.

As a former Division I lacrosse player for Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Henshaw can directly relate to the stresses placed upon athletes' bodies and the strong desire to return to the playing field in top condition as quickly as possible. Dr. Henshaw's professional experience includes being part of the medical teams covering Yankee Stadium, The New York Mets, the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, and the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament. During his medical training at Columbia University, Dr. Henshaw earned awards for academic excellence, as well as for his kindness and devotion to patient care – a tradition he is proud to continue in his practice at OrthoConnecticut.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellow: 2-Year Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; New York, NY
  • Chief Resident (selected): Orthopedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University; New York, NY
  • Resident: Orthopedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University; New York, NY
  • Intern: General Surgery, Westchester Medical Center; Valhalla, New York


  • Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York, NY
  • Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, Bryn Mawr College; Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Since: 2010
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2017, 2021-2021)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2012-2013, 2019)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area's Top Doctors (2011-2023)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Top Doctors 10th Anniversary (2020)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro 5th Anniversary (2015)
  • Connecticut Magazine's Top Doctor (2014-2017, 2021-2024)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2016-2022)
  • New York Magazine's Top Doctors (2021-2024)
  • New York Metro Top Doctors 10th Anniversary (2020)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors 2020 - Top 1% (2019-2023)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2016-2018)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017-2018)
  • US News and World Report, Top Doctor

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"Dr. Henshaw spent a great deal of time with my daughter and me explaining her diagnosis of her knee. He was also very clear in explaining what he was going to do during her surgery. He answered extensive questions about her rehab and recovery. She will have her procedure tomorrow and we couldn't feel more confident with him judging by his resume and also the experience that we've had with him thus far."

"Dr. Henshaw is the only Orthopedic Surgeon I have felt comfortable with. Very kind and patient and takes the time to answer questions. Felt the same way for both surgeries, a clavicle and a labrum repair. My son felt comfortable and healed very well. Unfortunately, he might be having another surgery due to another sports injury. Definitely going back to Dr. Henshaw!"

"Dr. Henshaw is my guy — Amazing! Despite a second opinion from HSS in Manhattan, I opted to go with Dr.Henshaw (who trained at HSS). I had such great results on my right rotator cuff that I didn't hesitate to have him do my left rotator cuff, both shoulders requiring a substantial amount of re-structuring, and both outcomes great. Add to that a truly caring and engaged demeanor, and Dr. Henshaw is your guy."

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Team physicians for:

Bethel High School
Brien McMahon High School
Danbury High School
Danbury Hat Tricks
Danbury Junior Hat Tricks
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
Wilton High School

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