Orthopaedic surgeon Joel Buchalter, MD, FAAOS, FACS, is a founding partner of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group in Danbury, Connecticut. Dr. Buchalter has been in practice since 1988.
Dr. Buchalter graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering. He went on to earn his medical degree from New York University Grossman School of Medicine in June 1983 and completed his internship in general surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. He then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he was chosen to be chief resident from 1987-1988. During his final year in training, he completed a four-month rotation in multiple trauma at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Buchalter received his board certification in orthopaedic surgery in 1990. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.
He is currently a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and the co-director of the Orthopaedic Institute at Putnam Hospital Center. Dr. Buchalter is also on staff at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, where he has served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.