Randall J. Risinger, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine 

(Hartford, Conn. August 24, 2011) - Randall J. Risinger, M.D., of Glastonbury, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, has joined the Medial Staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Risinger received his medical degree from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C. He served as a resident in general surgery and orthopedic surgery at the University of Vermont, Burlington, and as a fellow in orthopedic sports medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-Saint Luke's Medical Center, Chicago.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Risinger is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Risinger has served as a team physician for the University of Rhode Island football and basketball teams, and the South Kingstown, R.I., High School football team. In addition, he served as an assistant to the team physicians of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls during their 2004-2005 seasons. He is the author or co-author of seven papers published in professional journals.

Dr. Risinger most recently was associated with South County Orthopedics and Physical Therapy, Wakefield, R.I. At Saint Francis, he is practicing as a member of Hartford Orthopedic Surgeons and the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI). His clinical interests include sports medicine, general orthopedics, advanced arthroscopic and open shoulder and knee surgery, shoulder and knee reconstruction, total and reverse total shoulder replacement.

About Saint Francis 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, and the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research. Its services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.