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All practice locations will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Urgent Ortho care is now available on Saturdays at 211 South Main Street. Walk-ins welcome!

Michael A. Kuhn, M.D.

Michael A. Kuhn, M.D.

Michael A. Kuhn, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery / Sports Medicine / Arthroscopic Surgery

Office: (860) 347-7636

Fax: (860) 894-1894


Work Injuries
Active Lifestyle & Sports Injuries Shoulder
Anterior Hip and Knee Replacement
Cartilage Repair
PRP and Stem Cells
Operative and Non-Operative Fracture Care

Advanced Procedures:



  • Dr. Kuhn joins Orthopedic Associates of Middletown after a 27-year career of distinguished military service in the United States Navy. Prior to joining the practice as a distinguished sports medicine subspecialist, he served with distinction achieving the rank of Commander. He served as the Chief of Orthopaedics while stationed at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Expeditionary Medical Facility in Kuwait. He served as the Assistant Residency Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland – The President’s Hospital.
  • Dr. Kuhn has a passion for the treatment of athletes of all ages and arthroscopic surgery including the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. He routinely performs advanced cartilage restoration procedures returning athletes to the highest level of function and preserving joints to avoid joint replacement surgeries. He was recognized as the Federal Health Care Physician of the Year in 2013 for his cutting edge techniques and skills in cartilage restoration resulting in combat athletes returning to their occupations and duties at levels not previously achieved.
  • In 2008, Dr. Kuhn was selected as one of three Orthopaedic surgeons in the nation attending the prestigious Advanced Arthroscopic Traveling Fellowship with the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
  • Born and raised in the southeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Kuhn attended the United States Naval Academy and then the Uniformed Services University where he was indicted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston in 2006. Dr. Kuhn holds academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. Dr. Kuhn maintains numerous memberships in premier Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Societies and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Dr. Kuhn enjoys outdoor activities, travel, and community events. He has completed 10 Marathons and travels extensively with his wife and family both nationally and internationally.


Get to know Dr. Michael Kuhn, sports medicine surgeon at Middlesex Orthopedic & Spine Associates. Read about his patient philosophy, Navy background, and more here.


  • Fellowship – Arthroscopy Association of North America
    Advanced Arthroscopic Traveling Fellowship – April 2008
  • Fellowship – New England Baptist Hospital
    Sports Medicine – 01 Aug 2005 to 01 Aug 2006
  • Residency – National Naval Medical Center
    Orthopaedic Surgery – Graduation: 20 June 2003
  • PGY-1 – National Naval Medical Center
    General Surgery – Graduation: 30 June 1998
  • Uniformed Services University
    Doctor of Medicine – 17 May 1997
  • United States Naval Academy
    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – 26 May 1993


  • Orthopedic Associates of Middletown, PCAssociate Surgeon, Middletown, CTAnticipated Start: August 1, 2016
  • Naval Hospital Camp LejeuneDepartment Head, Orthopaedics (2007-2011)Head, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic ReconstructionCamp Lejeune, North Carolina01 August 2006 – June 2016
  • Expeditionary Medical Facility-KuwaitDepartment of Orthopaedics – Director, Surgical ServicesHead, Orthopaedic Surgery / Chairman, Executive Committee of the Medical StaffCamp Arifjan, KuwaitJuly 2009-February 2010
  • New England Baptist HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine / Orthopaedic Sports Medicine FellowBoston, Massachusetts01 August 2005 – 01 August 2006
  • National Naval Medical CenterBethesda, MarylandGeneral Orthopaedic SurgeryAssociate Residency DirectorResearch Director01 July 2003 – 01 August 2005
  • National Naval Medical CenterOrthopaedic Surgery ResidentBethesda, Maryland01 July 1999 – 30 June 2003
  • 3D Marine Division, Headquarters BattalionBattalion SurgeonOkinawa, Japan01 July 1998- 30 June 1999
  • National Naval Medical CenterGeneral Surgery InternBethesda, Maryland01 July 1997 – 30 June 1998
  • Medical StudentUniformed Services UniversityBethesda, Maryland01 June 1993 – 17 May 1997
  • United States Naval AcademyMidshipmanAnnapolis, Maryland03 July 1989 – 26 May 1993


  • Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT
  • Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Middletown


  • Current Unrestricted State LicensePennsylvaniaM.D.-072270-LMassachusetts223635Iowa35659North Carolina2007-00039North Dakota11217Connecticut54906
  • Basic Life Support, Provider 2015
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2014
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support 2015
  • ABOS Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery 2005
  • ABOS Re-Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery 2013, 2016 Expires 2025
  • ABOS Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification 2010
  • ABOS Sports Medicine Subspecialty Re-Certification 2013, 2016 Expires 2025


  • Arthroscopy Association of North AmericaArthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery – Editorial BoardBy-Laws Committee MemberTask Force on Media Based Education
  • Clinical Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    Self-Assessment Committee Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsSports Medicine Arthroscopy Program CommitteeModerator, Sports Medicine, 2014 – 2016 AAOS Annual MeetingReviewer, Orthopaedic Knowledge: Sport MedicineReviewer, Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal
  • Reviewer, The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Reviewer, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Sports Medicine
  • World Journal of Orthopedics
    Editorial Board
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
    2013 Orthopaedic Self Assessment, Sports Medicine – Contributing Author/Question Writer
  • Orthopaedic Learning Center
    Master Surgeon Instructor 2012-present
  • Uniformed Services University – Bethesda, Maryland
    Clinical Instructor, Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Medical Association

Associations and Team Physician Responsibilities

  • Assistant Team Physician United States Naval Academy 2010-present
  • Assistant Team Physician Boston Celtics 2005-2006
  • Assistant Team Physician Northeastern University 2005-2006
  • Clinical Instructor Uniformed Services University 2003-present
  • Clinical Instructor Tufts Medical School 2005-2006

Honors and Recognition

  • 1993 United States Naval Academy Graduated with Distinction
  • 1996 Uniformed Services University, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1997 Uniformed Services University, Graduated Top 10 in class
  • 1998 National Naval Medical Center, Internship Class President
  • 1999 Navy Achievement Medal
  • 2001 National Naval Medical Center Resident Research Award
  • 2001 Washington Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 2002 National Naval Medical Center Resident Research Award
  • 2002 Washington Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 2003 National Naval Medical Center Resident Research Award
  • 2003 Washington Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
  • 2003 Navy Wide Research Award
  • 2003 Walter Reed Orthopaedic Research Award
  • 2003 Navy Achievement Medal
  • 2003 Navy Commendation Medal
  • 2005 Nation Naval Medical Center Staff of the Year Award
  • 2008 AANA Traveling Fellow
  • 2010 Navy Rifle Expert Award
  • 2010 Navy Pistol Expert Award
  • 2013 Navy Commendation Medal
  • 2013 Uniformed Services University School of Medicine Award, Finalist
  • 2013 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Physician of the Year Award
  • 2016 Navy Commendation Medal


  • Re-do Gould Modified Brostrom Following a Failed Modified Brostrom RepairPrimary Author/ResidencyPresented:Society of Military Orthopaedics Surgeons 2000NNMC Research Competition 2001Navy Wide Research Competition 2001Washington Orthopaedic Society 2001Published:Foot and Ankle International – Feb 2005
  • Blood Flow to the Metatarsal Head Following a Chevron BunionectomyMichael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Frederick G. Lippert, III, M.D.Presented:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2001Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons 2001NNMC Research Competition 2002Navy Wide Research Competition 2002Washington Orthopaedic Society 2002Published:Foot and Ankle International – October 2005
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment of the Accuracy of Subacromial InjectionsMichael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Francis McGuigan, M.D.Presented:Orthopaedic Research Society 2003NNMC Research Competition 2003Navy Wide Research Competition 2003Washington Orthopaedic Society 2003WRAMC Orthopaedic Resident Research Award 2003Arthroscopy Association of North America 2006
  • Techniques in Knee SurgeryChapter: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing Tibialis Allograft and Cross Pin FixationMichael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Glen Ross, M.D.Lippincott, Williams, and WilkinsPublished June 2006
  • Treatment of Acute Elbow DislocationsAdult Reconstruction: Orthopaedic Surgery EssentialsMichael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Glen Ross, M.D.Lippincott, Williams, and WilkinsDaniel J. Berry, M.D. and Scott Steinmann, M.D., editorsPublished May 2008
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Techniques, Fixation, SafetyAnterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing the RIGIDFIX for Femoral Sided FixationMichael A. Kuhn, M.D. and John Richmond, M.D.Chadwick C. Prodromos et al, editorsPublished 2008
  • Shoulder Dislocations Over 35 Years Old: Spectrum of Arthroscopic PathoanatomyMichael A. Kuhn, M.D., Glen Ross, M.D., and Scott P. Steinmann, M.D.Presented Arthroscopy Association of North America, May 2006Article : Older Patients with Shoulder Dislocation Usually Need Surgery for Pain, Instability: Tina DiMarcantonio, Orthopaedics Today July 2006, Slack Incorporated
  • The Use of Allografts in Sports Medicine: Allografts in the Treatment of Anterior Cruciate LigamentsMichael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Glen Ross, M.D.Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic ReviewJohn C. Richmond, editorPublication: August 2007
  • Acute Elbow DislocationsMichael A. Kuhn, M.D. and Glen Ross, M.D.Orthopaedic Clinics, Elbow TraumaScott P. Steinmann, editorElsevier: Philadelphia, PAPublication: October 2007
  • Arthroscopic Findings After Traumatic Shoulder Instability in Patients Over 35 Years of Age.Michael A. Kuhn, Elizabeth C. Robinson, and Glen Ross.The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports MedicinePublished: May 2015
  • Pace YourselfMichael A. Kuhn, Thomas Olexa, and Aman DhawanArthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic Findings and Related SurgeryPublished November 2008
  • Return to Active Duty and Pain Reduction after Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Knee Cartilage Defects in United States MarinesMichael A. Kuhn and Kevin WilsonArthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic Findings and Related SurgeryIn Press 2016
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