T. Jay Kleeman, M.D.

Foot & Ankle Specialist | Knee & Hip Surgeon

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Office Locations:
Norwalk, Westport, Darien

Specialty Areas:
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: 2002

Medical Licenses:

T. Jay Kleeman grew up in the New Haven area. He went to Dartmouth College and then went on to medical school at the University of Connecticut. He did his orthopedic residency at the University of Maryland and Shock Trauma Hospital, in Baltimore. He stayed in Baltimore, an additional year, to complete a foot and ankle fellowship, at The Union Memorial Hospital. Jay joined Coastal Orthopedics, in Norwalk, in August 2000. He practices general orthopedics and sub-specializes in foot and ankle surgery. He is experienced in joint replacement and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society, and the Fairfield County Medical Society.

See Dr. Kleeman’s latest issue of Foot and Ankle Update newsletter.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellowship: Foot & Ankle, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD: 2000
  • Resident: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Systems; Baltimore, MD: 1999
  • Internship: Categorical Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Systems; Baltimore, MD: 1995


  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Farmington, CT: 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Biology, Dartmouth College; Hanover, NH: 1988


  • Castle Connolly’s Regional Top Doctors (2016-2020)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area's Top Doctors (2017-2020)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2017-2019)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1% (2018)
  • Frank J. Scallon Award – Norwalk Hospital
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2014-2015)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll