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About Dr. Reach

John S. Reach, Jr., M.Sc., M.D. is Assistant Professor of Yale Orthopaedics and is Director of the Yale Foot and Ankle Service.

CLINICAL FOCUS:

Foot and Ankle reconstruction. Tendon / ligament repair, total ankle replacement, rheumatoid arthritis, great toe arthritis and deformity, arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive cartilage repair, lower extremity trauma & limb salvage, lower extremity sports injuries.

RESEARCH FOCUS:

Advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound for the diagnosis of soft-tissue and sports pathology, lower extremity joint replacement, tendon reconstruction, cartilage restoration, sports injuries.

EDUCATION:

Yale University, BA Undergraduate;

Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD Medical School;

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, M.Sc. Graduate Education;

Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN Residency (Orthopaedic Surgery);

Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN Chief Residency (Orthopaedic Surgery);

Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC Fellowship (Advanced Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery)

AWARDS:

Patient's Choice Award: Rated & Awarded by Patients (Vitals 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award (Vitals 2010, 2011)

The Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association Vernon Nickel Award for “outstanding research concerning the preservation or restoration of musculoskeletal function”;

The American Association of Clinical Anatomists Keith & Marion Moore Blue Box Award “for the best publication in the Journal of Clinical Anatomy during the year 2007”;

The Mayo Orthopaedic Faculty “Patrick J. Kelly” Research Award;

Piedmont Society Grant for the study of musculoskeletal ultrasound;

Zimmer Implant Design Grant;

1st Place, 2006 Smith & Nephew Research Competition;

All-American AAU Scholar Athlete Award

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / COMMITTEES:

The Chapel of Four Chaplains – Legion of Honor Membership; Saint Gregory Society; American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS); American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS); Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS); Piedmont Orthopaedic Society; Southern Orthopaedic Society; Eastern Orthopaedic Society; Yale Orthopaedic Society; American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM); Clinical Anatomy, consultant reviewer; Mayo Alumni Association; Georgetown Alumni Association; Yale Alumni Association

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Reach, J, Easley M, Nunley J. (2008) OUTCOMES OF SURGEON USED ULTRASOUND IN THE ORTHOPAEDIC FOOT & ANKLE PRACTICE. Podium Presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine Annual Meeting San Diego CA March 13-16.

Reach, J, Nunley J, Easley, M. (2008) MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND EDUCATION: ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENT ABILITY FOLLOWING A MULTIMEDIA TUTORIAL. Podium Presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine Annual Meeting San Diego CA March 13-16.

Reach, J, Easley M, Nunley J. (2008) ) ACCURACY OF ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS IN THE FOOT AND ANKLE. Podium Presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine Annual Meeting San Diego CA March 13-16.

Reach, J. (2008) COST ANALYSIS OF SURGEON-USED ULTRASOUND A BENEFIT TO PATIENTS, SURGEONS & PAYERS. Address at the WRG Conference Orlando FL Feb 26-29.

Reach, J, Easley M, Nunley J. (2008) CLINICAL USE OF ULTRASOUND BY THE ORTHOPAEDIC FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting San Fransico CA March 5-9.

Trnka HJ, Reach J, Easley M. (2008) CHAPTER 7: WHAT IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR HALLUX VALGUS? Chapter in Evidence Based Orthopedics Ed James Wright et al Elsevier health Sciences Press NY NY

Reach J, Easley M, Nunley J. (2007) CLASSIFICATION OF TENDINOPATHY BASED ON CROSS-SECTIONAL TENDON SIZE: ULTRASOUND CORRELEATION WITH OPERATIVE FINDINGS. Presentation. Eastern & Southern Orthopaedic Association Combine Annual Meeting Victoria Canada August 1-4.

Reach J, Nunley J, Easley M. (2007) CLINICAL USE OF ULTRASOUND BY THE ORTHOPAEDIC FOOT AND ANKLE SURGEON AN OUTCOMES STUDY – PRELIMINARY FIRST MONTH DATA. Poster presentation. Eastern & Southern Orthopaedic Association Combine Annual Meeting Victoria Canada August 1-4.

Reach J, Easley M, Nunley J. (2007) ACCURACY OF ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS IN THE FOOT AND ANKLE. Electronic Poster Presentation American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Summer Meeting. Toronto, Ontario CA July 13-15

Reach, J, Easley M, Nunley J. (2007) USE OF ULTRASOUND BY THE ORTHOPAEDIC FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON. Podium presentation. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Summer Meeting. Toronto, Ontario CA July 13-15

Reach J. Nunley J, Easley M. (2007) ULTRASOUND CLASSIFICATION OF TEDINOPATHY. Electronic Poster Presentation American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Summer Meeting. Toronto, Ontario CA July 13-15

Reach JS.. (2007) ADVANCED ULTRASOUND IMAGING OF THE ACHILLES TENDON. Chapter in “The Achilles Tendon” Edited by James Nunley Lippencott NY NY

Reach, JS. (2007) INSERTIONAL TENDINITIS OF THE ACHILLES TENDON. Chapter in “The Achilles Tendon” Edited by James Nunley Lippencott NY NY

Reach J, Dickey I, Zobitz M, Adams J, Scully S, Lewallen D. (2006) BIOLOGIC TENDON HEALING TO A NOVEL POROUS METAL PROTHESIS: AN IN-VIVO CANINE STUDY. 1st Place, Smith & Nephew Research Competition. Accepted for publication JBJS-AM

Reach J, Amrami K, Felmlee J, Stanley D, Carmichael S, Turner N. (2006) THE COMPARTMENTS OF THE FOOT: A 3-TESLA MRI STUDY WITH CLINICAL CORRELATES FOR NEEDLE PRESSURE TESTING. Accepted for publication Foot & Ankle International

Reach J, Kim R, Rose P, Kitaoka H, Sim, F. (2006) CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND MANAGEMNET OF PIGMENTED VILLONODULAR SYNOVITIS OF THE FOOT AND ANKLE. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting Chicago IL. March 2006.

Reach J, Amrami K, Felmlee J, Stanley D, Alcorn J, Turner N, Carmichael S. (2006) ANATOMIC COMPARTMENTS OF THE FOOT: A 3-TESLA MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING STUDY. Clinical Anatomy. 2006 Aug 19(8)

Adams J, Reach J, Steinmann S. (2006) ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR USING AN ACELLULAR DERMAL MATRIX GRAFT: AN IN VIVO STUDY IN A CANINE MODEL. Arthroscopy 2006 Jul; 22 (7): 700-9

Italia A, Reach J, An K, Zobitz M, Lewallen D. (2006) PATELLAR TENDON ATTACHEMENT TO TRABECULAR TANTALUM WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TUMOR PROTHESIS. Presentation American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting Chicago Il. March 2006.

Adams J, Reach J, An K, Sperling J, Steinmann S. (2005) ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR USING AN ACELLULAR DERMAL MATRIX GRAFT: A CAININE STUDY. Presentation American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting Washington, DC. March 2005.

Adams JE, Zobitz ME, Reach JS, An KN, Lewallen DG, Steinmann SP. (2005) CANINE CARPAL JOINT FUSION: A MODEL FOR FOUR-CORNER ARTHRODESIS USING A POROUS TANTALUM IMPLANT. J Hand Surg AM. Nov 30(6):1128-35

Reach, J, Halaam A, Talac R, Riemer R, Kaufman K, An K, Adams J, Barnes D, Lewallen D. (2004) OFF-LOADING OF THE MEDIAL COMPARTMENT OF THE KNEE USING IMPLANTED MAGNETS. Presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in San Francisco CA. March 2004.

Talac R, Hanssen A, Mardones R, Reach J, Lewallen D. (2004) RADIOLOGIC DIFFERENCE IN TWO MONOBLOCK CUPS IN PRIMARY THA: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED STUDY. Presentation Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, California April 2004.

Reach J, Amrami K, Felmlee J, Stanley D, Carmichael S, Turner N. (2004) THE COMPARTMENTS OF THE FOOT: A 3-TESLA MRI STUDY WITH CLINICAL CORRELATES FOR NEEDLE PRESSURE TESTING. Scientific Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting San Francisco CA. March 2004.

Reach J, Dickey I, Talac R, Zobitz M, Adams J, Minagawa H, Scully S, Lewallen D. (2004) DIRECT TENDON ATTACHMENT TO A TRABECULAR METAL PROTHESIS: AN IN-VIVO CANINE STUDY. Scientific Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting San Francisco CA. March 2004.

Reach J, Carmichael S, Turner N, Amrami K (2004) CHARACTERIZATION OF FOOT ANATOMY WITH A NOVEL FOOT ANKLE COIL IN 3 TELSA MRI. Presentation Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, California April 2004. Accepted for publication Journal of Clinical Anatomy

DOG MODEL INDICATES THAT TENDONS CAN BE DIRECTLY ATTACHED TO METAL PROSTHESIS. Featured Article in The AAOS ADADEMY NEWS, p27C-30C. March 14, 2004

Reach J, Dickey I, Adams J, Scully S, Lewallen D. (2004) TENDON REATTACHMENT WITH A FOAM METAL PROTHESIS. Podium Presentation MSTS Annual Meeting. July 2004

Dicky I, Reach, J, Scully S. (2004) SOFT TISSUE IN-GROWTH AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHLY POROUS ALUMINA CERAMIC FOAMS. Presentation MSTS Annual Meeting. July 2004

Reach, J (2004) TENDON INJURIES ABOUT THE FOOT AND ANKLE. Lecture. Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, MN

Reach, J (2004) NONSTEROID ANTIINFLAMATORY MEDICATIONS: INFORMATION FOR THE ATHLETE. The Rivendell Reader: a Quarterly for Bicyclers, Walnut Creek CA. Fall 2004. Vol 35

Reach J. (2003) ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH AT MAYO: LESSIONS LEARNED PURSUING MY MASTER’S DEGREE IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY. Grand Rounds Lecture, Mayo Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery Department, October 2003

Reach, J (2003) BACK PAIN IN THE CYCLIST: SPRAINS, STRAINS, DISKS, FRACTURES. The Rivendell Reader: a Quarterly for Bicyclers, Walnut Creek CA. p 33-34 Winter 2003 Vol 32

Reach, J (2003) CLAVICLE FRACTURES IN THE CYCLIST: A REVIEW & EXAMINATION OF TYLER HAMILTON’S PERFORMANCE IN THE 2003 TOUR DE FRANCE. The Rivendell Reader: a Quarterly for Bicyclers, Walnut Creek CA. p 25-26 Fall 2003, Vol 31

Reach, J (2003) CYCLIST PALSY (ULNAR NEUROPATHY): NUMB, UNCOORDINATED HANDS. The Rivendell Reader: a Quarterly for Bicyclers, Walnut Creek CA. p 23-24 Late Summer 2003 Vol 30

Reach J. (1997) THE EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY OF CANCER: METAPHOR, CANCER AND EVOLUTIONARY THEORY. Sterling Library, Yale University Senior Thesis with Honors

Reach J, Bartoshuk L, Henrich J. (1996) PROBLEMS IN WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE: PREVENTATIVE PRIMARY CARE THROUGH EDUCATION AS A SOLUTION. Yale University Biology Department Poster Session

ACTIVE AREAS OF RESEARCH

TOTAL ANKLE ARTHROPLASTY

INTRAOPERATIVE & DIAGNOSTIC USES OF ULTRASOUND IN FOOT AND ANKLE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND EDUCATION: APPLICATION OF ULTRASOUND IMAGING TO MEDICAL STUDENT & ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENT TRAINING

OPTIMIZATION OF EXTREMITY EXTERNAL FIXATION

OSTEOCHONDRAL AUTOGRAFT TRANSPLANTATION

ULTRASOUND EDUCATION MODALITIES: MULTIMEDIA APROACHES TO MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND TRAINING

ACCREDIATION FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL SONOGRAPHY

FOAM POROSITY AND OPTIMAL SOFT TISSUE IN-GROWTH

CANINE TARSAL JOINT FUSION: A MODEL FOR HINDFOOT, MIDFOOT & FOREFOOT ARTHRODESIS USING TRABECULAR FOAM METAL

BIOMECHANICAL STRENGTH OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE ACHILLES REPAIR TECHNIQUES

A SIMPLE ALGORITHM FOR SEVERE ANKLE AND HINDFOOT DEFORMITY: A PROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF TIBIOTALOCALCANEAL AND TIBIOCALCANEAL ARTHRODESES

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Dr. Reach's Practice Locations

Yale Orthopaedic Surgery: Foot & Ankle 1445 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT USA 06437 View map Phone (203) 785-5232 Fax (203) 785-6107

Dr. Reach's Assistants


Administrative Assistant:
Kristy O'Connor
(203) 785-5232

Nurse Practitioner:
Julia Jonathan, MSN, APRN

Casting Assistant:
Anthony Walker

Appointments:
(203)737-5656

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