Thomas DeBerardino, MD

Thomas DeBerardino, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Farmington, CT

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center

Office Address

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

Thomas DeBerardino, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Farmington, CT

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center


  • 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 55 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. He also has pioneered truly same day outpatient unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement surgery.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery
  • 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

Education & Training

  • Keller Army Hospital, West Point
  • Tripler Army Medical CenterTripler Army Medical Center
  • Tripler Army Medical CenterTripler Army Medical Center
  • New York Medical CollegeNew York Medical College
  • United States Military Academy

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical LicenseCT State Medical License2008 - 2016
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Sports Medicine

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations



    • Traveling Fellowship Committee, AOSSM Member 2009 - 2012
    • Self Assessment Committee, AOSSM Chair 2010 - 2012
    • Self Assessment Committee Member 2006 - 2010
    • Board of Directors, AOSSM Member at Large Under 45 2008 - 2010
    • Fellowship Committee, AOSSM Chair 2012 - Present
    • Enduring Education Committee, AOSSM Member 2007 - Present

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Connecticare FlexPOS
    • First Health PPO
    • GHI 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

    • ConsultantMusculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
      2015 - Present
      Provide expertise on cartilage and soft tissue transplantation treatment options
    • ConsultantArthrex, Inc.
      2009 - Present
      Teaching didactic and surgical skills courses nationally and internationally
      Disclosure: Royalty payments, helping orthopaedic surgeons understand and learn new surgical treatment options


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