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Ryan A. Naujoks, MD

Clinical Interests

Hand, Wrist, Shoulder, and Elbow Surgery, Fracture Care

Located In

Middletown, Marlborough, Westbrook

Ryan Naujoks, MD, is a hand and upper extremity surgeon who treats conditions of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow.

His practice focuses on the management of carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, Dupuytren’s Contracture, tendonitis in the wrist and elbow (also known as tennis elbow) as well as broken bones and fractures in the upper extremity.

Conservative treatment methods can include physical therapy, medications such as anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections, casts and braces. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Naujoks regularly performs carpal tunnel releases, trigger finger releases, rotator cuff repairs, open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for fractures as well as shoulder, elbow and wrist arthroscopies.

Dr. Naujoks is a 1998 graduate of Bowdoin College where he was a James Bowdoin Scholar and graduated magna cum laude with High Honors. He earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and was awarded the Butterfield Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery. He then went on to specialize in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries as a fellow at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Naujoks is an affiliate of Middlesex Hospital, Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery and MidState Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Middlesex County Medical Association, the Connecticut State Medical Society, and the Connecticut Orthopedic Society.

He is currently the Chief of the Orthopedic Section at Middlesex Hospital and serves on the Board of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Naujoks is married and has three children. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, woodworking and sports.

  • 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


Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship – Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Program Director: Mark Baratz, M.D.

Medical School

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT


University of Connecticut Orthopedic Residency
Chairman: Jay Lieberman, M.D.
Program Director: Bruce Browner, M.D.


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Surgery of the Hand Subspecialty Certification

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Board of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society, 2023-Present
  • Connecticut Orthopedic Society
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • Middlesex County Medical Association
  • Chief of Orthopedic Section at Middlesex Hospital, 2023-Present
Hospital Affiliations
  • Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT

  • Arciero / Warner Research Presentation Award, New England Shoulder Elbow Society, 2009
  • Butterfield Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, 2009
  • Van Swearingen Medical Scholarship, 2001 – 2004
  • Garcelon and Merritt Medical Scholarship, 2000 – 2004
  • University of Connecticut Medical School Alumni Scholarship – 2000 to 2001

  • Naujoks R, Sotereanos DG. Proximal Row Carpectomy. In: Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. S. Glickel and R. Bernstein (Eds.), Data Trace, Chicago, 2010.
  • Naujoks R, Baratz M. Elbow Arthroplasty. In: Hand Surgery Updates V. Chung K (Ed.) Data Trace, Chicago
  • Baratz M, Naujoks R. Osteochondritis Dessicans and UCL lesions of the elbow in the young athlete. Federation for European Societies for Surgery of the Hand. Bucharest, Romania. June, 2010.
  • Baratz M, Naujoks R. Osteochondritis Dessicans of the Elbow. Shoulder and elbow conference. Corfu, Greece. June, 2010.
  • Weber E, Naujoks R, Smith BG. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Orthopedic Knowledge Online. 2008.
  • Benthien RA, Aronow MS, Doran-Diaz V, Sullivan RJ, Naujoks R, Adams DJ. Cyclic loading of Achilles tendon repairs: a comparison of polyester and polyblend suture. Foot Ankle International. July, 2006;27(7):512-8.
  • ML Rothenberg, KA Gelmon, E Eisenhauer, H Hirte, W Vermeulen, R Naujoks, M Hamilton, SL Warren, N Onetto, GD Demetri. Phase I Evaluation of Liposomal Topoisomerase I Inhibitor, NX 211, Given on Days 1,2,3 or Days 1,8 Every 3 Weeks to Patients with Advanced Solid Tumor. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, May, 2000; Abstract 3176.
  • DeAngelo D, Naujoks R, Manola J, Harmon D, Demetri G. Phase II Study of Irinotecan (CPT-11) in Relapsed or Refractory Soft Tissue Sarcoma. ASCO Poster Presentation May, 2000; Abstract 2186.
  • Demetri GD, Spiegelman B, Fletcher CD, Mueller E, Sarraf P, Naujoks R, Robinson LP, Singer S. Differentiation of Liposarcomas in Patients Treated with the PPAR g Ligand Troglitazone: Documentation of Biologic Activity in Myxoid/Round Cell and Pleomorphic Subtypes. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, May, 1999; Abstract 2064.
  • Demetri GD, Fletcher CD, Mueller E, Sarraf P, Naujoks R, Campbell N, Spiegelman BM, Singer S. Induction of solid tumor differentiation by the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma ligand troglitazone in patients with liposarcoma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, March, 1999; 96(7), 3951-3956.
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