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Jeffrey Thomson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Meet Jeffrey Thomson, MD



BA, Catholic University, 1978
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1983


Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1983-1984
Orthopedic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1984-1988


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, University of Miami, 1988-1989

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Thomson’s practice focuses on spinal deformity in children (scoliosis), myelomeningocele (spina bifida), neuromuscular disorders, clubfeet and other foot abnormalities, and children’s fractures. He also treats children’s hip disorders such as hip dysplasia and slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Dr. Thomson’s research interests include scoliosis and spinal deformity, spina bifida, gait disorders and clubfeet. He is certified by the Ponseti group and is an expert in the Ponseti clubfoot technique.

    Dr. Thomson is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. His is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Dr. Thomson is the director of orthopedic surgery and vice president of Connecticut Children’s medical staff.

    Selected Publications

    • Thomson JD, Segal LS. Orthopedic Management of Spina Bifida. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 16:96-103 – 2010.

    • Lee MC, Stone NE, Ritting AW, Silverstein EA, Pierz KA, Johnson DA, Naujoks R, Smith BG, Thomson JD. Mini-C-arm Fluoroscopy for Emergency-Department Reduction of Pediatric Forearm Fractures. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume, 93(15):1442-7. 2011 Aug.

    • Loss in spinal motion from inclusion of a single midlumbar level in posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Lee MC, Õunpuu S, Solomito M, Smith BG, Thomson JD. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15

    • Utility of early postoperative radiographs after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Pensak MJ, Lee MC, Bayron JA, Thomson JD. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Apr 1;39(7):

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