News Release

August 4, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins New England Musculoskeletal Institute

Dr. Thomas M. DeBerardino Specializes in Sports Medicine and Joint Preservation

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Dr. Thomas M. DeBerardino, a nationally renowned orthopaedic sports medicine specialist, is now seeing patients at the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington and its Avon office.

DeBerardino joins the UConn Health Center after serving as both the head team physician and sports medicine fellowship director at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel.

At UConn, he offers a full range of sports medicine services for athletes of all levels, from high school stars to weekend warriors, and is also one of the team physicians for UConn athletics.

“Dr. DeBeradino is a very strong addition to our sport medicine team,” Dr. Robert Arciero, director of sports medicine, who mentored DeBerardino for several years in the Army. “He is highly trained and has years of experience working with elite athletes at West Point.”

DeBeradino joins Arciero and other specialists in the New England Musculoskeletal Institute’s new Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, which offers young adults new options to preserve knee and hip joints to delay the need for joint replacement surgery.

“We are very fortunate to have been able to recruit Dr. DeBerardino to UConn,” says Dr. Jay R. Lieberman, director of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute. “He is not only an accomplished shoulder and knee surgeon but he is also a skilled hip arthroscopist, providing cutting-edge procedures for young patients with early hip disease.”

DeBerardino completed fellowships at West Point and at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas, following his internship and residency training at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. His medical doctorate is from New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., and he is board certified in orthopedic surgery.

DeBerardino is accepting new patients. To make an appointment in Farmington or Avon, call 860-679-7692 and 800-535-6232. The Avon office is located at 2 Simsbury Road in Avon.

More information about the New England Musculoskeletal Institute is available at

Dr. Thomas M. DeBerardino, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and joint preservation, is now with the UConn Health Center and is seeing patients in Farmington and Avon.

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