News Release

January 4, 2008

Contact: Christopher DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Sports Medicine Expert Seeing Patients in Farmington

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Whether the patient is a University of Connecticut athlete or someone who hurt a knee in a pickup game, the physicians at the UConn Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute are experts in treating sports injuries.

For some injuries, like torn knee ligaments, damaged rotator cuffs and complicated fractures, orthopaedic surgery is the best treatment. But in many cases, surgery is not necessary.

The management of patients with non-operative sports injuries and other musculoskeletal problems is the specialty of Thomas Trojian, M.D., who is now seeing patients at the New England Musculoskeletal Institute.

“Ankle sprains, stress fractures, shin splints, turf toe, ligament sprains, concussions, exercise-induced asthma, muscle pulls, stingers, any sports injury or injury related to sports, call us,” Trojian says. “And if surgery is needed, we have the best surgeons in town, but many sports injuries do not require surgery.”

Trojian has been with the UConn Health Center for 10 years. He’s the program director of the family medicine-sports medicine fellowship at the UConn School of Medicine, a well-published clinical researcher, and one of the team physicians for UConn athletics, working with Jeff Anderson, M.D., director of sports medicine in Storrs. Trojian covers the women’s basketball, women’s hockey, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, softball, tennis and swim teams. He also serves as team physician for the athletic programs at Hartford’s three public high schools and the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford.

”We are excited to have Dr. Trojian join our team,” says Jay R. Lieberman, M.D., director of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute. “He is an experienced practitioner and his work with elite athletes makes him uniquely qualified to manage patients of all ages with different non-operative injuries.”

Trojian earned his medical degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., was a chief resident in the Highland Hospital/University of Rochester family practice residency program, and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital. His research interests include anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention, diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis.

Trojian, 42, lives in South Windsor.

To make an appointment, call 860-679-6600 or 800-535-6232.

More information about the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the UConn Health Center is available at

Caption: Dr. Thomas Trojian is seeing patients with non-operative sports injuries at the UConn Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute.

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