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
University of Connecticut Health Center | Farmington, CT
Hartford Hospital | Hartford, CT
University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics (trauma and reconstruction) | Seattle, WA
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Reviewed on May 24, 2018 I thoroughly appreciate the directness of Dr. Santoro. As a retired engineer I like to hear the facts without any beating around the bush. He is also very personable when not talking business.
Reviewed on May 2, 2018 Dr. Santoro is wonderful!
Reviewed on March 26, 2018 Great.
Reviewed on March 26, 2018 Dr. Santoro is amazing. He gave me options and his opinion and listened to my concerns.
Reviewed on March 14, 2018 I've never had a bad experience with Dr. Santoro or his staff. When I come in, even his office manager comes out of her office to greet me unless she has a patient in her office.