Welcome to Connecticut Orthopaedic Society

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society represents over 240 orthopaedic surgeons in Connecticut - and their patients. The primary activities of this organization are designed to promote public knowledge of orthopaedic medicine, to assure professional development of orthopaedic physicians for the benefit of the general public, and to foster contribution of medical expertise and information regarding orthopaedic medicine for the public good.

Workshop for Orthopaedic Surgeons and Staff

The Revenue Cycle & The Science of Getting Paid - People, Process, Payment

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
100 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, CT
Presented by: Cheyenne Brison, Karen Zupko & Associates

The workshop will focus on the important aspects of the revenue cycle, best billing practices and much more.


Register BEFORE September 1st for $50.00 discount per attendee.area.

Annual Meeting Highlights

The Society hosted over 100 orthopaedic surgeons, Physician Assistants and Yale and UConn orthopaedic residents at the COS Annual Meeting held on May 12, 2107 in Farmington, CT.

Special thanks to Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD, Meeting Program Director, for his leadership, commitment and dedication to organizing a relevant and robust, CME accredited program for all members and guests.

The Society was honored to host U.S. Senator John Barrasso, MD (Wyoming), Anthony Romeo, MD; David Halsey, MD, President of the AAOS; Steve Lee, MD; E. Lyle Cain, MD and Javad Parvizi, MD. Resident Papers were presented by Dr. Ziegler (UConn) and Dr. Ibe (Yale) and attendees had the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 35 companies and organizations in the Exhibit area.

Dr. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD - First Female Orthopaedic Surgeon Elected to Lead the Society

hakimwithgrayoutgoingcospresident2017Dr. Mariam Hakim Zargar (L) presents outgoing President award to F. Scott Gray, MD (R) at the Annual Meeting.

Members of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society (COS) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held at the Marriott Hotel in Farmington, Connecticut on May 12, 2017. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD was named the societies first female President, Michael Aronow, MD will serve as Vice President and Tarik Kardestuncer, MD was elected to be the Society’s Secretary Treasurer. READ MORE > 


Highest Honor - Orthopaedist of the Year Recipient Brian Smith, MD

smithwithgrayorthoofyear2017Dr. Brian Smith (L) received 2017 Orthopaedist of the Year Award from COS Outgoing President, F. Scott, Gray, MD at the Annual Meeting.

The award was presented by COS Immediate Past President, F. Scott Gray, MD during the Annual Meeting held on May 12, 2017 in Farmington, CT.  He joins 22 outstanding Connecticut Orthopaedists who have received the highest honor since the award’s inception in 1995. READ MORE > 


Distinguished Honorees Inducted as Honorary COS Members

honorarymembers2017withhakimHonorary Members from L to R, Connie Rinaldi, Linda Tafuto, COS President Mariam Hakim Zargar, MD and Scott Strezlecki.

The Society honored three distinguished people who have impacted the practice of orthopaedic surgeons and the Society at the Annual Meeting on May 12, 2017. Inducted as honorary members of the COS were Connie Rinaldi, Linda Tafuto and Scott Strzelecki. READ MORE > 


COS Members – Renew Today for 2017 Benefits

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society leads and represents all orthopaedic surgeons in our State.  It is important for every surgeon to join with your colleagues to ensure the Society speaks with a loud, clear and strong voice when we are involved in legislative, regulatory and insurance discussions affecting your practice and your profession.  Our voluntary efforts depend on your involvement and membership dues.  The COS delivers value to its members at a low annual membership fee of $295.00, which includes attendance at the Annual Meeting with CME credits.

FREE in 2017 to all COS Dues Paid Members

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New in 2017, all dues paid members will receive a FREE one year subscription to OrthoEvidence,  a global online source for high quality and timely Orthopaedic-only evidence-based summaries, pre-appraised by Orthopaedic medical community members (savings of over $100.00).  Stay current with a growing library of over 3500 summaries of the highest quality research relevant to your specialty.

Your continued involvement will enable us to project a strong, unified voice on state and national issues in 2017. We need each of you to renew your dues, recruit new colleagues to join, and take an active part in the political and legislative process that impacts the future of our profession. The COS is the ONLY in-state organization working diligently to be the collective representative for orthopaedists.

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How to Join COS

Join hundreds of your colleagues by applying for membership in the Society. Application is easy and your membership provides you with representation at the state and federal legislative and regulatory arenas, free CME and no registration fee for the popular COS Annual Meeting, reduced rate on practice workshops for you and your staff, savings on credit card processing for your practice and so much more. Click here for new member application. If you have any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Please join your colleagues in supporting the future training of the next generations of orthopaedic surgeons by making a contribution to the Connecticut Orthopaedic Foundation.  Your tax-deductible gift will help make a difference and will allow us to continue the tradition that began since the organization’s inception. GIVE NOW!

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The listing of orthopaedic surgeons and orthopaedic physician assistants include all current*, active members of the Society. (*current year dues paid) Find A Surgeon Now >