A native of Flushing, New York, Dr. John McConnell has always liked working with his hands and knew he would enjoy the variety of patients and problems he could treat as an orthopaedic surgeon. After earning a BS in Chemistry from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Dr. McConnell received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. He then completed a general surgery internship at Northshore University Hospital in Long Island, New York, and returned to Washington to do an orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. McConnell enjoys the challenge of performing complicated operations and finds great satisfaction in seeing his patients get well. He has a special interest in sports medicine and performs a number of intricate procedures including arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, and shoulder stabilization procedures.