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Sonia Chaudhry, MD

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
MD, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, 2007


Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2007-2012


Pediatric Orthopaedics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2012-2013
Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, University of Colorado, 2016-2017
ASSH/AFSH International Hand Surgery Fellowship, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, 2019

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Chaudhry is experienced in the care of musculoskeletal conditions, with subspecialty interest in congenital hand differences and upper extremity injuries. She has lectured and published on topics ranging from fracture care and nerve injuries to hand reconstruction.  She has authored several book chapters in Upper Extremity, Pediatric Orthopaedic and Orthopaedic Surgery textbooks. She has served as Guest Editor of the peer-reviewed Hospital for Joint Diseases Bulletin as well as Consultant Reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery. Her research recognition and scholarships include The Riordan Scholarship for research presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Highlights Paper designation in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, an International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) Scholarship, the Kauffmann Pediatric Research Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society Induction, Hobart Amory Hare Medicine Honors Society Induction, Association of Pathology Chairs Honors Society, a Beach Memorial Scholarship, NIH Cancer-Related Basic Science Research Program, and two Foerderer’s Scholarship Grants for international study. She has volunteered in both local and international communities. She chaired the Research Committee for JeffHOPE and completed a Himalayan Expedition to provide volunteer medical care.

    Selected Publications
    • Steven Deimling, Christopher Sotiropolous, Kimberly Lau, Sonia Chaudhry, Kendra Sturgeon, Simon Kelley, Unni Narayanan, Andrew Howard, Chi-chung Hui, Sevan Hopyan.  Tibial hemimelia associated with GLI3 truncation.  Accepted to Journal of Human Genetics 2015.

    • Chaudhry S.  Pediatric Posterior Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  August 2015.

    • Chaudhry S, Kang K, Lee M. Reinforcement of a Spica Cast with a Fiberglass Bar.  American Journal of Orthopedics.  Accepted for Publication December 2014.

    • Chu A, Chaudhry S, Sala D, Atar D, Lehman W. Calcaneocuboid Arthrodesis for Recurrent Clubfeet: What is the Outcome at 17-Year Follow-up? Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. 2014(8):43-48.

    • Chaudhry S, Phillips D, and Feldman D.  Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: An Overview with Recent Literature.  The Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases.  2014; 72(1).

    • Chaudhry S and Hopyan S.  Bipolar Latissimus Transfer for Restoration of Elbow Flexion.  Journal of Orthopaedics. 10 (2013), pp. 133-138.  DOI 10.1016/j.jor.2013.06.004.

    • Chaudhry S, DelSole E, and Egol K.  Post-Splinting Xrays of Minimally Displaced Fractures: Good Medicine or Medicolegal?  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American.  2012 Sep 05;94(17). PMID: 22992857

    • Chaudhry S, Gould S, and Gupta S.  High Pressure Paintgun Injection to the Hand:  A Case Report and Literature Review.  American Journal of Orthopedics. 2013 Volume: 42 Issue: 8 Pages: 379-382.

    • Chaudhry S, Chu A, Labar A, Sala D, VanBosse H, and Lehman W.  Progression of Idiopathic Clubfoot Correction Using the Ponseti Method.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B.  2012;21(1): 73-78.

    • Feldman D and Chaudhry S.  Distraction Osteogenesis: Lengthening with External Fixators.  AAOS Monograph Series 2011;45(8):45-56.

    • Parvizi J, Chaudhry S, Rasouli M, Pulido L, Joshi A, Herman J, and Rothman R.  Who Needs Autologous Blood Donation in Joint Replacement?  The Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011 March; 24(1): 25-32.

    • Chaudhry S and Egol K.  Ankle Injuries and Fractures in the Obese Patient.  Orthopaedic Clinics of North America.  2010 October 01.

    • Schwarzkopf R, Chaudhry S, and Marwin S.  Failure of the Tibial Insert in a Rotating Hinged Total Knee Arthroplasty.  The Journal of Arthroplasty. 2010 Sept 24.

    • Steve K. Lee and Sonia Chaudhry. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Through Fracture Fragment Specific Fixation Methods.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. Elsevier. April 2009. Vol 19 issue 2 Pages 70-76.

    • Smith HE, Kerr SM, Maltenfort M, Chaudhry S, Norton R, Albert TJ, Harrop J, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Kopjar B, Brodke DS, Wang JC, Fehlings MG, Chapman JR, Patel A, Arnold PM, Vaccaro AR. Early Complications of Surgical vs. Conservative Treatment of Isolated Type II Odontoid Fractures in Octogenarians: A Retrospective Cohort Study . J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Dec;21(8):535-9.

    • Chaudhry S, Sharan A, Ratliff J, and Harrop J. Geriatric Spinal Injury. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2007; 19:4(229-234).

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