John J. Mara, MD

Career Highlights

  • Specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremities, sports medicine and advanced arthroscopy of the shoulder, and reconstruction of the athlete’s knee

Medical Training

  • St. Louis University; Orthopedic Surgery Residency at University of Connecticut; Fellowship in Hand Surgery at Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certification

  • Orthopedic Surgery in 1987 and re-certified in 1997, 2007 and 2017
    Academic Appointments
  • Former Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Clinical instructor at UConn Department of Orthopedics


  • Medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Fellow, Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Association for Hand Surgery


  • Named “Top Doc” and featured in Connecticut Magazine several times