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Specialties

Anatomical

Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Knee, Shoulder

Treatment

Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr. Sutton is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with surgical expertise in arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and hip. She is a Board Certified Attending Surgeon in orthopaedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery.

As the Head Team Physician for United States Women’s Lacrosse, Dr. Sutton is responsible for providing care for the National Team athletes. She was just the Head Team Physician for the Gold Medal USA Women’s Lacrosse Team for the World Cup in England. She was elected to the Sports, Science and Safety Committee for United States Lacrosse where she advises the Board of U.S. Lacrosse on injury prevention and management. She also served as Team Physician for Yale University Athletics, Albertus Magnus College and the professional Women’s Tennis Association. During her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine, she assisted in the orthopaedic care of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Revolution.

Dr. Sutton’s passion for sports medicine stems from her years playing lacrosse at Duke University where she was Team Captain for 3 years, Regional All-American, Academic All-American, and led her team to the Final Four. She is dedicated to caring for athletes.

Dr. Sutton is an elected member of the American Orthopedic Association, acknowledging scholarship in orthopaedic surgery. She serves on multiple committees on the American Orthpaedic Society of Sports Medicine. She is an editor of leading orthopaedic journals, including The American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. She has made substantial contributions to research, publishing over 30 publications and giving over 70 presentations on topics from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction to treating the female athlete to shoulder issues in breast cancer.

Dr. Sutton began her academic career at Duke University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, graduating with distinction. She earned her medical degree at University of Maryland. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine followed by fellowships in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine and pediatric sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine.

Dr. Sutton welcomes the opportunity to work closely with referring physicians, athletic trainers, school nurses and sports medicine allied health personnel in treating patients with sports medicine injuries.

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Hospital for Special Surgery 1 Blachley Road Stamford, CT USA 06902 View map Phone 203-705-0725

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