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Brett Wasserlauf, MD

93.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 595 ratings

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About Brett Wasserlauf:


Dr. Wasserlauf is personally invested in his patients’ outcomes. He employs non-operative treatment methods, when possible, to take advantage of the body’s ability to heal itself. When surgery is necessary, he is skilled in minimally-invasive techniques for shoulder, knee and sports injuries. He utilizes the most advanced techniques for joint preservation and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Wasserlauf has developed a reputation for connecting with his patients, a rarity in today’s rushed practices, which leads to a high level of patient satisfaction.


Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the:

  • Elbow – ligament reconstruction (“Tommy John” surgery), tennis elbow repair
  • Shoulder – rotator cuff repair, instability repair, labral repair
  • Knee – knee ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair
  • Total knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Joint preservation surgery
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Care of fractures and traumatic injuries


Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City

Residency in Orthopedics: New York, Orthopedic Hospital at Columbia University

Fellowship: in Sports Medicine – Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis


Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)
Diplomat, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Member, Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
Member, New England Shoulder & Elbow Society (NESES)

Connecticut Surgery Center
Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Team physician for:

Hartford Athletics
Hartford WolfPack
Northwest Catholic High School

Clinical Associate, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Brett Wasserlauf, MD Reviews (441)

Office Visit / Follow-up

Anytime I come into the office Dr. Wasserlauf is kind reassuring and always answers all my questions. And Kristen Overton is the same way. I feel comfortable with both of them.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I feel like I'm making progress and I'm comfortable with my treatment plan so far.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Wasserlauf was vey attentive to my 6 month follow up for TKR. He addressed all of my concerns and as always, he is very professional, kind and patient.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Kristin was extremely thorough in the follow up/post-surgery visit my son was in for. She talked to him about the procedure, his recovery and walked him through the surgical pictures. She also removed a couple of stitches and cleaned up the area. Dr. Wasserlauf also popped in and reviewed some of the PT expectations.

Office Visit / Follow-up

[Highly satisfied?] Yes, Dr. Wasserlauf is always very attentive he listens to you very thorough. Very happy with him.

Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Wasserlauf was very good at answering all my concerns about my knee replacement.

New Patient Visit

He did very detailed exam and I am confident in my diagnosis.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Staff is very caring. They really were concerned with the swelling in my left leg.

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

Doctor was clear, shared MRI results with detailed explanation, established plan of treatment for recovery.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The office staff was courteous and efficient. Dr. Wasserlauf did a thorough examination, wasn't rushing, and answered all of my questions.

Ligament / Tendon Repair

Dr. Wasserlauf performed the surgery when I tore my right shoulder rotator cuff. I was impressed with his "bedside manner" and trust what he says completely. I went back to get a second opinion concerning my right knee torn quadricep.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Helpful, friendly staff. Dr. Wasserlauf was great as well.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Past experience with Dr. Wasserlauf. Extremely professional.

Shoulder Surgery

The workers are very pleasant and they treat you very well.

Knee Replacement

Staff and doctors were professional and precise on their comments.

New Patient Visit

I was impressed with Dr. Brett Wasserlauf's being comprehensive with his knowledge and patience sharing result of my shoulder and bicep problem with me as a patient. I was glad they provided a sign language interpreter since we all wore face masks.

Shoulder Surgery

On time!

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Wasserlauf is knowledgeable, thorough and kind.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Answered my questions.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Wasserlauf knows his stuff!!