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Arianna Gianakos, DO, Orthopaedic Surgery, Milford, CT, Yale-New Haven Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery Milford, CT

Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine


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Overview of Dr. Gianakos

Dr. Arianna L. Gianakos is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle, including Achilles tendon injuries; ankle sprains and instability; ligament reconstruction, trauma-related foot and ankle fractures, as well as various other foot and ankle conditions.

Foot and ankle injuries have a tremendous impact on an athlete’s quality of life, and the experience can be different for each patient, Dr. Gianakos explains. “I pride myself on getting to know each patient and their goals in order to better individualize and tailor their management,” she says. “If surgery is necessary, my job as their physician is to make sure patients are comfortable with the process, and ensure they understand that we are a team in getting them back on their feet as quickly and safely as possible.” Her approaches include cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgeries, including in-office needle arthroscopy, and a variety of nonsurgical interventions, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, stem cell therapy, and fat cell therapy.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Gianakos is an assistant professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine. She has collaborated on studies of cartilage regeneration, tendon healing, and bone growth, and has a personal research focus on gender- and sex-related differences in foot and ankle injuries and outcomes. After completing her foot and ankle training at Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital, she became the first and only International In-Office Needle Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine fellow in the world at NYU Langone Health, training with leading foot and ankle sports medicine surgeons in New York City, London, Amsterdam, and Bologna, and working with elite football players, soccer players, ballet dancers, basketball players, and martial artists. “My goal is always to treat athletes in a way that will allow them to return more efficiently to the sports they love,” she says.

Education & Training

  • New York University Langone Health
    New York University Langone HealthInternational IONA and Sports Medicine, 2022 - 2023
  • Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital
    Harvard Massachusetts General HospitalFoot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery, 2021 - 2022
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton CampusClass of 2016

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State License 2022 - 2025
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State License 2021 - 2025
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State License 2022 - 2024
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State License 2022 - 2024
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State License 2017 - 2021

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Fostering Gender Equity and Inclusion in Surgery for Women Surgeons
    Fostering Gender Equity and Inclusion in Surgery for Women SurgeonsDecember 16th, 2022

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