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 University of Berne Orthopaedics and Reconstruction Switzerland - shoulder and knee reconstruction
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Reviewed on January 3, 2018 When I met the provider, he wanted to confirm that I was there due to problems with my right shoulder and elbow. I had to correct him and tell him that it was the left side that was troublesome, not the right side. I didn't understand why he didn't have the correct info if the person at the front desk had updated my records correctly.
Reviewed on August 31, 2017 Dr Santoro was wonderful - explained everything and gave me the needed advice to make an informed decision.
Reviewed on August 2, 2017 Dr Santoro has always given me excellent care and been great listener and genuinely cares about me his patient and that comes through in his demeanor and our conversations
Reviewed on July 27, 2017 I have had many people go to dr. Santoro from my referral/reference of my personal experience. My family has seen him and father has had surgery as well...very impressed with dr. Santoro