Shoulder and knee specialist
Arthroscopic reconstruction shoulder and knee
Sports medicine and surgery
Joint replacement shoulder (TSR) and knee (TKR)
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
I have been an orthopedic surgeon for a quarter of a century. Time flies, but my philosophy has remained the same. My simple mantra is PLAY:HEAL:PLAY. I believe in getting people back in the game be it sports, work or just being without pain!
As an ex-jock with knee problems I understand what it means to be hurt and what it takes to recover. I will care for you with your sore shoulder, your daughter with her torn ACL and your grandmother with an arthritic knee!
I perform state of the art surgical reconstructions: arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and shoulder reconstructions, cartilage transplants, meniscus repairs, total shoulder (including Reverse TSR) and total knee replacement.
I am the only orthopedist on the Eastside performing the patient specific ConforMIS total knee replacement. I also treat patients with sports, work and MVA injuries.
Married, three children, two Bernese mountain dogs and a three legged cat. I enjoy family, working out, golf and travel. And the occasional red wine and cigar. I founded ShoulderWorks, a specialty interest group for all shoulder problems, with like-minded PTs. I have published more than 20 articles in peer reviewed literature.
In the Community
Team doctor for Eastside Bulldogs Football, Lake Washington High School QIC committee at EvergreenHealth Gala wine committee at EvergreenHealth
University of Connecticut | Farmington, CT
Hartford Hospital | Hartford, CT
University of Connecticut Health Center | Farmington, CT
University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics (trauma and reconstruction) | Seattle, WA
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Reviewed on October 8, 2018 he had a great sense of humor
Reviewed on September 17, 2018 Dr. Santoro is a great doctor, who happens to have a great bedside manner.
Reviewed on September 17, 2018 I have referred several of my clients and friends to Dr Santoro over the years. I can email him updates on my health and he always responds same day. I was in Dr Santoro's office last week. He order a blood draw to make sure I wasnt still having some lingering infection. Dr Santoro called me that night with the results of the blood draw - no infections.
Reviewed on August 29, 2018 Efficient, to the point, succinct, knowledgeable.
Reviewed on July 30, 2018 Very happy that provider gave me exercises to do after surgery. No PT necessary beyond these given were necessary. A best practice!!!