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Amy Wasterlain, MD

Clinical Interests

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Complex Joint Replacements

Located In

Middletown, Westbrook, Hebron

Dr. Amy Wasterlain is a board-certified, licensed, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with special expertise in direct anterior hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement and complex joint replacements.  

She treats hip and knee pain, including arthritis, fractures, trauma, or infections, both non-operatively and operatively. Dr. Wasterlain places an emphasis on expedited recovery and regularly performs joint replacements as outpatient procedures when appropriate.  

Her practice is focused on minimally invasive primary hip and knee replacements; Dr. Wasterlain always utilizes muscle-sparing techniques for primary procedures. She is also trained in complex revisions and is an expert in advanced reconstruction techniques for failed or painful total knee or hip replacements.   

Dr. Wasterlain earned her BA in molecular biology (magna cum laude) at Princeton University, her MD at Stanford University, and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the prestigious NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, where she served as executive chief resident, overseeing 65 residents. Dr. Wasterlain completed a one-year post-residency fellowship in adult reconstruction (hip and knee replacement) at the world-renowned Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. 

Currently, Dr. Wasterlain teaches at MidState Medical Center and also lectures at large conferences. 

She was named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2023. 

Dr. Wasterlain lives in Guilford, on the Connecticut shoreline, with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, downhill skiing, hiking, gardening and quilting. 

  • Commercial Plans (Except the Aetna Premier Care Network)
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
Connecticut Medicare
Connecticut State Works Compensation
  • Commercial CT, MetroNY
  • Cigna MetroNY
  • Commercial, including Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
  • GHI: CBP, National, Tristate; Bridge, Network Access, Medicare Choice PPO
  • HIP: Prime, Premium, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime/Bold
  • With Connecticare: HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Choice / Passage
  • Commercial Liberty and Freedom Plans
United Healthcare
  • Commercial Charter, Choice, Core, Navigate, Nexus, PPO, Select and Doctors plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Managed Medicare


Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Rothman Orthopedics at Thomas Jefferson

Medical School

Stanford University Medical School


Orthopedic Surgery Residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases


Princeton University

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society 
  • The Arnold P. Gold Foundation: Gold Humanism Honor Society

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2022-2023

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