Thomas Deberardino, MD

Thomas Deberardino, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Farmington, CT

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center

Office Address

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    263 Farmington Avenue
    Farmington, CT 06030
    Phone: (860) 679-6692
    Fax: (860) 679-6649


  • Dr. DeBerardino is a nationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. Dr. DeBerardino has a special interest in the management of complex injuries of the knee and shoulder and arthroscopic management of hip impingement in young active adults. Dr. DeBerardino recently moved to UConn after spending the last eight years at the United States Military Academy where he was the Head Team Physician for the collegiate athletic teams and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program. Dr. DeBerardino is now a team physician for UConn athletic teams including football and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Dr. DeBerardino is author of over 40 scientific articles on ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has won several prestigious awards including the AOSSM NCAA Research Award; the Aircast Award for Clinical Science Presentation; and the AOSSM-ESSKA European Traveling Fellowship. He is a member of many national and international professional societies including: the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the International ACL Study Group and the prestigious Herodicus Society. Dr. DeBerardino also has a special interest in procedures to preserve the hip and knee joints. He is a faculty member in the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement. He has a special interest in the use of hip arthroscopic procedures to avoid the development of arthritis and osteotomies and cartilage repair procedures to limit degeneration of the knee joint.

Dr. Deberardino's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine; Athletic Injuries; Arthroscopy; Shoulder Dislocation; Shoulder Impingement Syndrome; Knee Injuries; Knee Dislocation; Articular Cartilage; Tibial Menisci; Posterior Cruciate Ligament; Anterior Cruciate Ligament; Genu Varum; Osteotomy; Genu Valgum; Hip Injuries; Hip Arthroscopy; Femoral Acetabular Impingement; Knee Dislocation

Dr. Deberardino's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Associate ProfessorUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
    Farmington, CT
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Speciallist, Team Physician, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Dr. Deberardino's Education & Medical Training

  • Keller Army Hospital, West PointKeller Army Hospital, West PointFellowship, Sports Medicine
  • Tripler Army Medical CenterTripler Army Medical CenterResidency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Tripler Army Medical CenterTripler Army Medical CenterInternship, Orthopedic Surgery
  • New York Med CollNew York Medical CollegeMedical School
  • United States Military AcademyUnited States Military AcademyOther Training, BS, Chemistry

Dr. Deberardino's Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical LicenseCT State Medical License2008 - 2015
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, 1999
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2008

Dr. Deberardino's Clinical Trials

Dr. Deberardino's Publications & Presentations

PubMed | Citations by Web of Science®


  • Traveling Fellowship Committee, AOSSMMember2009 - 2012
  • Self Assessment Committee, AOSSMChair2010 - 2012
  • Self Assessment CommitteeMember2006 - 2010
  • Board of Directors, AOSSMMember at Large Under 452008 - 2010
  • Fellowship Committee, AOSSMChair2012 - Present
  • Enduring Education Committee, AOSSMMember2007 - Present

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Connecticare FlexPOS
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Industry Relationships

  • ConsultantArthrex, Inc.
    2009 - Present

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