Robotic-arm assisted hip
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Dr. Steven F. Schutzer was born in The Bronx, New York, and attended local city schools. He graduated with Honors from Union College where he played intercollegiate lacrosse and wrestling. He then went on to the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he received his Medical Degree. Dr. Schutzer was a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy. He did a Surgical Internship and one year of additional General Surgery at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, and then completed his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Connecticut. He was an AO Trauma Fellow in Berne, Switzerland, and subsequently completed a second Fellowship in Adult Hip and Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he was an Instructor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Schutzer is a member of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, P.C., and is on the staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut. His clinical interests are in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee. He received his Board Certification in 1989, re-certified in 1997, and again in 2007 and 2018.
Dr. Schutzer is a Founding member and the Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) at Saint Francis. He is an investigator on several ongoing research projects related to Total Joint Replacement. He lectures Nationally on new models for creating and delivering high value care for Joint Replacement patients.
Dr. Schutzer is a member of numerous National and Regional orthopedic specialty societies including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is on the Elite Editorial Staff of the Journal of Arthroplasty.
Dr. Schutzer has been involved in numerous community activities. He was the company physician for the Hartford Ballet and Dance Connecticut and has maintained his interest in caring for dancers and their injuries. He was a Big Brother mentor between 2001 - 2011 and received the exceptional volunteer award from Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters in 2006.
Dr. Schutzer serves on the Board of the Centers for Neurofunctional Restoration (CNR), The Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC and dancEnlight (a modern dance company where he serves as President of the Board). He is a Corporator at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
In addition to his academic and community work, Dr. Schutzer has numerous outside interests. He holds a third-degree black belt in Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do. He is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and practices Chinese calligraphy. Dr. Schutzer enjoys riding his motorcycles, working with his tractor, water skiing, playing guitar and studying Asian philosophy. He is very happily married and has two wonderful sons.
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