Robert A. Stanton, MD, F.A.C.S.

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Areas of Specialty

Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Regenerative Medicine (PRP, Stem Cells)

Medical Degree

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY


Surgical Residency, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Orthopaedic Residency, Yale University, New Haven, CT


Edward John Noble Fellow, School of International Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY


2020 AOSSM Hall of Fame Recipient
Past President, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedics, Yale University School of Medicine
Member, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Head Team Physician, Fairfield University
Team Physician, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
US Gymnastics Medical Pool
Member, Connecticut State Medical Society
Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
Physician, United States National Ski Team
Chairman, Medical Publishing Board of Trustees
Member Board of Directors American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
Current Treasurer, Past Chairman of the Board, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation
Member Finance Committee, Bridgeport Hospital Board of Directors

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Dr. Stanton served as the 39th president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) from July 2010 to July 2011. He continues as a member of the Board of Directors of AOSSM and Chairman of its Medical Publishing Board of Trustees. Dr. Stanton is a member of Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P.C. in Fairfield, Connecticut, a 24 physician private practice committed to leadership, innovation and comprehensive musculoskeletal care.

He has served on multiple AOSSM committees. Dr. Stanton also holds membership in the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), Yale Orthopaedic Association (YOA), Fairfield County Medical Association (FCMA) and the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).

Dr. Stanton graduated from Williams College in 1968. He completed his medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1972. While in medical school, Dr. Stanton spent one year as the Edward John Noble fellow in the School of International Affairs at Columbia, allowing him to pursue his longtime passion in international diplomacy.

He was a surgical intern and resident at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from 1972 to 1974. Dr. Stanton completed his orthopaedic residency at Yale University in 1977. He is currently a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition, he serves as Senior Attending Physician at Bridgeport Hospital and member of the medical staff at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Fairfield Surgery Center.

Dr. Stanton serves as Head Team Physician for Fairfield University’s athletic teams and a team physician for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey team. Early in his career, Dr. Stanton served as a physician to the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. He has been a team physician for the US National Ski Team since that time. He is also a member of the medical pool for USA Gymnastics.

An avid skier and polo player, Dr. Stanton has a long running relationship with sports medicine. A native of Great Neck, Long Island, Dr. Stanton and his wife Mandy reside in Southport, CT.