Dr. Alan Reznik, MD

Dr. Alan Reznik, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Alan Reznik, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1983 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

9 Washington Ave Ste 1A

Hamden, CT 06518

Contact Information

(203) 865-6784

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • Connecticare
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Dr. Reznik's Experience

Dr. Reznik's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Reznik's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Reznik "Dr. Alan Reznik is Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, and Sports Medicine. Dr. Reznik received his B.S.degree from Columbia University's School of Engineering. He attended the Yale University School of Medicine where he graduated with his medical degree. He was a visiting Fellow in England at Oxford University at the renowned Nuffield Orthopedic Centre. He went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Reznik has served as Court Physician at the US Open Tennis Tournament, served on the 1995 Special Olympics Games Organizing Committee and was privileged to be the Team Physician for the New Haven Knights Professional Hockey Team. He truly enjoys working with competitive, recreational, and weekend athletes of ages. He enjoys golfing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. Connecticut Magazine has rated him as a "Top Doc" in the state for the last 17 years in a row as a result of cumulative ratings by his orthopedic surgeon peers, physicians, nurses and patients.Consumer's Research Council of America has also named him one of "America's Top Physicians." Dr.Reznik was a founding member of the Yale New Haven Hospital's Orthopaedic Trauma Team. Dr. Reznik is active locally, regionally, and nationally as: Chief Medical Officer of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists. Board of Directors at Ezra Academy and the Jewish Federation. Arthroscopy Association of North America The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Communications Cabinet AAOS - The National Patient Safety Committee. Appointed to serve on the Council on Research and Quality as the Communications Cabinet liason. His appointment is a two-year term and begins March 12, 2018 concluding at the close of the Annual Meeting in 2020. He writes educational articles for patients and physician education and has been interviewed for both print and media on a number of occasions. He is the author of two books, "The Knee and Shoulder Handbook for All of Us", a patient guide to shoulder and knee problems, diagnosis and treatment and "I've Fallen and I CAN Get Up!", a book that explains the reason we fall and how to prevent those falls. Dr. Reznik holds a number of patents for Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy. This includes his Universal Shoulder Positioner, fluid flow control for arthroscopic surgery. He has patents pending on surgical instruments, arm holder, cannula's with methods of use, novel suture anchors and Internet search enhancements. His surgical inventions are designed to improve the effectiveness of arthroscopic surgery. His arthroscopic suture grasper is being marketed by Johnson and Johnson and his arm positioning device is being manufactured by Innovative Medical Products. The other inventions are in varying stages of development. 8,568,308 Customizable, Self-holding, space-retracting, Arthroscopic Cannula System(device) 10.29.2013 8,517,934 Customizable, Self-holding, space-retracting, Arthroscopic Cannula System(method) 8.27.2013 8,326,862 Systems and methods for facilitating enhancements to search engine results 12.04.2012 8,075,520 Arthroscopic fluid control device and method for controlling fluid flow in arthroscopic procedure. 12.13.2011 7,785,287 Arthroscopic fluid control device 8.31.2010The fluid control device is attached to tubes carrying irrigation solution to form the system. 7,569,024 Shoulder holder for arm surgery 8.4.2009A holder designed for supporting a limb, such as arm or leg, of a patient undergoing surgery has six degrees of freedom. The freedom of movement allows flexing, extending, abducting and adducting and internal and external rotation of the limb. An adjustable support extends from a vertical to horizontal with a full six degrees of freedom. Appointments with Dr.Reznik can be made by calling our office at The Orthopaedic Group division of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists at (203)865-6784."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Reznik "I treat adult and pediatric patients with many activity- related injuries including those that are sports related. The patients range from the weekend warrior, school athlete, competitive sports and working athlete to those that just had a bad day and something happened they just cannot explain. 

My first goal is to make a good and accurate diagnosis and then select the best most conservative treatments available. Surgery should be our last choice. Whenever possible restoration of normal function is our main goal. If surgery is required, I use the least invasive method to best correct the injury. We try our best to reduce the risks as much as possible for the best outcomes with a low complication rate."

6  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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36  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Columbia University School of Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Un California San Diego Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • U New Haven MBA
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Reznik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Reznik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Reznik to family and friends
33 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Reznik's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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Patient Comments (10)

Dr Reznik has been seeing me for a shoulder injury that required surgery months later. My shoulder is healing fantastically and I am so happy he was my surgeon. Not only does he have great bedside manner but he is very personable and takes the time to know you as a patient. He takes extra time to...more
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My PCP highly recommended Dr. Reznik to me for severe knee pain I was having. I took her advice and had my first visit with him in October. Dr. Reznik actually took the time to listen to me. He explained things in terms I could understand. A couple weeks ago I had a right knee arthroscopy w/...more
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My son was in the ER 6/27 @ Yale children's hospital for an ankle sprain, but I knew it was a fracture so we made an appointment with Dr. Reznik 7/3 he looked at the X-ray that was taken 6/27 and yep! It was a fracture. Dr. Reznick was very patient with my son even though it was a day before 4th of...more
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Just had my shoulder scoped with Dr Reznik. Great guy, easy to talk to. He explained the procedure fully beforehand. I had a multiple problems he needed to address and all I can say is, Dr Reznik has very sure hands, as I did not experience the level of discomfort that I had anticipated. He also...more
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I have been a patient for many years. Dr. Reznik has performed several surgeries successfully. I have also recommended his services to many people who were very satisfied with his help. Dr. Reznik has been like a trusted family friend not just a Dr. His staff are like family. They all work very...more
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