Robert W. McAllister, MD

Call for an appointment:

For Any of Our Five Office Locations

(860) 525-4469

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Manchester office

(860) 432-4640

Career Highlights

Medical Training

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Orthopedic Residency at University of Connecticut

Specialty Training

  • Fellowship in total joint, adult reconstruction and orthopedic trauma surgery at Minneapolis Orthopaedic and Arthritis Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Board Certification

  • Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedics

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at UConn Medical Center


  • Co-founder and past Co-Director of The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI); Director of Operations, Orthopedic Service Line at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center


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

Military Service

  • Served in Afghanistan as Commander of 947th Forward Surgical Team attached to the 3rd Special Forces Group; served six years in the Navy and 14 years in the Army Reserves
  • Bronze Star and Combat Medic Award

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Dr. McAllister – Testimonials

Just got started with the process of knee replacement. Dr. McAllister was very patient and went over all details until I was satisfied. The staff is very efficient and is taking care of the many details and appointments. I am encouraged that all will go well.

At the time of my surgery I was in pain and having difficulty working and even sleeping. I am three months post surgery and my hip is pain free! The scar is minimal and my strength increases daily, that’s important because my job requires physical strength. I found Dr McAllister to be be professional, thorough and his bedside manor put me at ease. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with my total hip replacement!

Would recommend to anyone

Great from start to finish

I had two total hip replacements (right and left) done by Dr. McAllister. I couldn’t be more pleased! As an adult in my mid-sixties, I work full time in a Magnet School teaching the early childhood age group. I no longer use any canes or walkers, and am able to dance, move, jog and stretch with all of them! I highly recommend Dr. McAllister and his whole team - their pleasant demeanor and reassurance made the whole two experiences worth it! His experience in this field is outstanding. I would not have gone with any other surgeon.

Very good doctor

Great doctors!

Great experience, will highly recommend Dr. McAllister to friends and family.