Dr. Craig Tifford, MD


Sports Medicine | Male

Yale Medicine 260 Long Ridge Rd Stamford, CT 06902 Get Directions
Dr. Craig Tifford, MD
Dr. Craig Tifford, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Stamford, CT. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Tifford is affiliated with Stamford Hospital and Greenwich Hospital.

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Stamford260 Long Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT 06902
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Patient Comments (8)
in Stamford CT |
Wonderful experience with Dr. Tifford. He was very easy to talk to, spent a lot of time with me and I felt like he was actually listening to what I had to say. I highly recommend him!
in Darien, CT |
Dr Tifford repaired a full tear of my rotator cuff with fantastic results! This shoulder now seems stronger than my other one. It did not come without a long rehab process but I am back in the gym and doing push ups with no problems. I have full range of motion. I cannot express how grateful I am and fortunate to have had Dr Tifford do this surgery.
in Westport, CT |
Dr. Tifford reconstructed my ACL. I was very nervous to have surgery and was especially dreading the recovery stage. Thankfully he was extremely easy to talk to, compassionate and reassuring. Everything went PERFECTLY and I was able to get back to my activities in no time!
in Milford, CT |
My experience with Dr. Tifford excelled all my expectations. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. He is the most professional, kind and knowledgeable doctor I have ever met.
New York, NY |
Dr Gifford treated a pained shoulder. Thorough, caring, professional. Highly recommend.
in Scarsdale, NY |
Dr. Tifford operated on my right shoulder and the experience was nothing less than amazing. I had my other shoulder previously operated on at a very well known NYC Orthopedic Hospital and my experience with Dr. Tifford and his staff was far superior. I am thrilled with my new shoulder and I am back to playing tennis, golf and swimming like nothing ever happened.
in Stamford, CT |
I have seen Dr. Tifford several times over the last couple of years after seeing two other Orthopedic Surgeons for a complex knee issue. I found him to be attentive, responsive to my questions and concerns and felt extremely confident in his ability to care for me. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking for an Orthopedic Surgeon.
in Stamford, ct |
Couldn't remember my name even after surgery. Left stitches in my meniscus (knee) which greatly extended my recovery time, yet recommended pt for a standard meniscus trimming. I wasn't even aware that he sowed it back together until the stitches popped and I had to get a second surgery. It wasn't until the second surgery that the new surgeon told me there were stiches in my meniscus. Long story short, don't trust him.
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  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Montefiore Med Center

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate