Dr. Lee Rubin, MD

Dr. Lee Rubin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Lee Rubin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New Haven, CT and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.Read his story

800 Howard Ave Fl 1

New Haven, CT 06519

Contact Information

(203) 785-2579

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Rubin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rubin "Dr. Rubin is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon. His surgical practice is entirely focused on the care of Hip and Knee Disorders, including joint preservation techniques, partial and total joint replacements, revisions, and peri-prosthetic fractures, failures, and infections. In 2016, Dr. Rubin successfully authored, edited, and published the World's First Comprehensive Text on Anterior Hip Surgery, entitled "The Direct Anterior Approach To Hip Reconstruction," which is now the definitive reference for surgeons around the world who are learning and performing hip surgery using the minimally invasive direct anterior approach technique. Dr. Rubin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), a Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) an active member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and is a Six-Time Faculty Member of the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR). On January 1, 2017, Dr. Rubin joined the Clinical Faculty of Yale University's Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, where he serves as both the Co-Chief of the Adult Reconstruction Division and the Chief of the Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Center For Musculoskeletal Care (CMC) Total Joint Replacement Program. In these roles, he will educate medical students, residents, and fellows, coordinate the clinical care program for patients undergoing total joint surgery at YNHH, provide quality improvement and outcomes assessment, and streamline the rehabilitation process for patients and their families. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Rubin matriculated as an undergraduate Presidential Scholar at Brandeis University and graduated Cum Laude in 2000. He then graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Rubin completed his Orthopaedic training at Yale University in 2009, followed by an Adult Reconstruction (Total Joint Replacement) Fellowship in 2010, focused on the Direct Anterior Approach with Dr. Kristaps J. Keggi and the Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation at the Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut. Following his surgical training and early practice with Dr. Keggi, Dr. Rubin spent five years in practice with University Orthopedics, Inc. and Lifespan, while serving as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery on the Faculty of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In this role from 2011 to 2016, he was actively engaged in numerous clinical research projects through The Miriam Hospital's Total Joint Center, publishing numerous scientific posters, papers, and book chapters. At Age 35 In 2013, Dr. Rubin was selected and awarded as one of the "Forty Under 40" by the Providence Business News, becoming the first Orthopaedic Surgeon to win this honor in Rhode Island. In 2013, he was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society (RIOS), and was invited to serve on the Board of the Yale Orthopaedic Association in 2016. He serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of prestigious orthopaedic journals, is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation, and was the Rhode Island Arthritis Foundation Chapter's "Medical Honoree" at the Providence Walk to Cure Arthritis event in 2015. He lives with his wife and two children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rubin "As an orthopaedic hip and knee joint replacement specialist, I strive to provide the highest quality of care to patients with Hip and Knee Arthritis. I am dedicated to applying the most current medical knowledge and surgical evidence to help inform and educate my patients as well as their families. I am proudly affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital, based primarily at the YNHH St. Raphael's Campus in New Haven, CT,  and also providing surgical care at the YNHH Westerly Hospital Campus in Rhode Island. Together with the nurses, therapists, and staff at these facilities, I provide comprehensive care for total joint replacement patients, while remaining focused on the safety and outcomes of these procedures. "

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

37  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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22  Procedures

  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • Brandeis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Yale University & Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Yale University & Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rubin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Rubin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rubin to family and friends
78 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (78)

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Dr. Rubin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Rubin Says:

I am deeply thankful for the feedback shared by my patients about their experiences regarding my care.


Patient Comments (20)

Waited over an hour to see physician for 15 minutes a a new patient. No warning he was running behind nor an apology. Most unfortunate.
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Dr. Rubin performed 2 partial knee surgeries on me this past year, the first in March and the other knee in October. He was a godsend. I am now pain free and back to bicycling, skiing and tennis. I had lived with pain for many years. I found Dr. Rubin to be very professional, knowledgable, and took...more
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I suffered from osteoarthritis of both knees as well as being severely bow-legged. Met Dr. Rubin and he worked within my schedule to repair both my knees. I couldn't be happier with the results. I could and have recomended Dr.Rubin to family and friends. Also, every member of his office and nursing...more
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I am so very fortunate to have found Dr. Rubin. Because I have many extenuating circumstances, Dr. Rubin did not agree to my knee replacement surgery until he took a month to do research and consult with colleagues about my case. When he finally agreed to the surgery, I had the utmost confidence...more
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Dr. Rubin is outstanding! My hip replacement surgery and recovery went very smoothly and had minimal pain.
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