About Allen Berkowitz:
In 2017, Dr. Allen Berkowitz joined the Greater Hartford Orthopedic
Group, now Advanced Orthopedics New England, bringing more than 25 years
of experience treating the upper extremity focusing on the hand, wrist,
forearm and elbow; including difficult fractures of the hand and wrist,
Carpal Tunnel surgery, complex soft tissue injuries, reconstruction of
the injured hand and wrist and vascular disorders.
Dr. Berkowitz prides himself on listening to his patients and
understanding who they are and what they do at work and with leisure
time to help them decide what care will be beneficial for them. He
strongly believes most problems patients present can be diagnosed simply
by listening to the patient attentively.
He attended the University of Rochester graduating magna cum laude in
biology in 1980 and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was already admitted
to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1978
under the Rochester Plan Early Selection Program for accomplished
undergraduate students keenly interested in a career in medicine. He
graduated from the medical school in 1984 and received his post-graduate
training in general surgery and orthopedic surgery at New York
University – Bellevue Medical Center. His passion for hand surgery was
fed by his early mentors Drs. Charles Melone and Robert Beasley at NYU.
He commenced his hand surgery training with a one-year fellowship in
Baltimore at the Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center which has expanded and is
now the Curtis National Hand Center, one of the premier centers for the
care of the upper extremity in the country and internationally. His
close ties and experiences with the Center continue. He periodically
volunteers in the Dominican Republic with surgeons and fellows from the
Curtis National Hand Center treating the local population for their
upper extremity care. He has also volunteered his expertise treating the
people of the Navajo nation on multiple occasions at the public health
center on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona.
Dr. Berkowitz joined the Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation Center of
New Jersey in 1992 bringing his expertise in trauma including difficult
fractures of the hand and wrist, Carpal Tunnel surgery, complex soft
tissue injuries, reconstruction of the injured hand and wrist and
vascular disorders. He served as the medical director of the ambulatory
surgical center for the Hand Surgery & Rehabilitation Center.
He has published articles and abstracts. He has delivered annual
meeting presentations for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
(ASSH), American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) and American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and internationally.
Dr. Berkowitz is an active member of the American Society for Surgery
of the Hand and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
He is a member of the New Millennium Hand Club with leading members and
educators in the field of hand surgery nationally and internationally,
as well as the New England Hand Society. He is also a member of the
Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute at St. Francis Hospital and the
Clinical Associate Department of Orthopedic Surgery UCONN Medical