New Officers to Serve the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society

hakimaronowofficersIncoming COS President, Michael Aronow, MD (r) presents the Outgoing President recognition award to Mariam Hakim Zaragar, MD, MPH (l) at the Society’s Annual Meeting on May 10, 2019.

The members of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society elected new officers for 2019-2021 at its Annual Meeting held at the Marriott Hotel in Farmington, Connecticut on May 10, 2019.

Dr. Michael Aronow, a board certified foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon with Orthopaedic Associates of Hartford, was elected to serve as President of the Society. For over a decade Dr. Aronow has served the orthopaedic community in various positions on the Society’s Board. In addition to his exemplary service on the Board, he is active in many national organizations and has provided his keen insight, clinical expertise and leadership on numerous professional committees with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Aronow is a Harvard Medical School graduate and completed his residency in orthopaedic training and fellowship in sports medicine and orthopaedic research at UMass Medical Center. A committed resident educator, he is a clinical professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UConn.

Elected as Vice President/President-Elect was Tarik Kardestuncer, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon in practice with Orthopedic Partners in North Franklin, CT. Dr. Kardestuncer previously served the Society as Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Kardestuncer received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he also completed his orthopaedic residency. He completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Harvard University Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dante Brittis, MD, was elected Secretary/Treasurer for the Society. Dr. Brittis practices at Orthopaedic Specialty Group in Fairfield, CT, where he specializes in shoulder and knee surgery. He has served on the Board of the Society for more than a decade. Dr. Brittis received his medical degree from New York Medical College; completed his orthopaedic residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and a Sports Medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York