Ruwe, Patrick A., MD

Patrick A. Ruwe, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Location Information

About Patrick A. Ruwe, MD

  • Gender
  • Language
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Upper Extremity Surgery

  • Areas of Expertise
    Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries

Hospitals and Organizations


  • FellowshipKerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

    Medical SchoolYale School of Medicine

    ResidencyYale New Haven Hospital

  • Professional Organizations

    Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society, Member
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
    Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
    National Orthopaedic Educational Society, President
    American Medical Association, Member
    Connecticut Medical Society, Member
    New Haven County Medical Society, Member
    Yale Orthopaedic Association, Member


Patrick a. Ruwe, M.D. joined Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, P.C. in July, 1999, with expertise in Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Surgery. From 1993 to 1999 Dr. Ruwe was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and an Associate at the Yale Sports Medicine Center on Long Wharf in New Haven. While at Yale, Dr. Ruwe was the Co-Director of the Yale Shoulder Center and an Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Yale University Athletic Programs.

Dr. Ruwe received a B.S. in Environmental Biology at Yale College where he was a three year starter on the varsity football team under legendary coach Carm Cozza and wrestled heavyweight. He was elected by his teammates the 106th Yale Football Captain in 1982 and was selected an Academic All-American.

Dr. Ruwe graduated cum laude from the Yale School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital winning multiple awards for his research. Dr. Ruwe completed a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles where he was involved in the care of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, Rams, Angels and Dodgers. He continued to consult with the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Club after graduation.

Dr. Ruwe is the author of an extensive collection of scientific articles and four book chapters. His research has included studies on shoulder function in swimmers, post-operative pain management in knee arthroscopy and the use of MRI to detect sports injuries. He has presented his work nationally and internationally. Dr. Ruwe's history includes membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the National Orthopaedic Educational Society, the American Medical Association, The Connecticut Medical Society, the New Haven County Medical Society, and the Yale Orthopaedic Association. He currently serves as the President of the National Orthopaedic Educational Society.

Dr. Ruwe lives with his wife Stacy and their three children in Branford, CT. He remains active at Yale University where he has served as the Head Orthopaedic Consultant to the athletic programs and President of the Yale Football Association. He has also served as the Chair of the Blue Leadership Ball at Yale, and on numerous search committees and honors committees at Yale. He is the treasurer of the Yale Sports Federation. His interests include his family, golf, travel, and fishing. He has been an orthopaedic consultant to Branford Little League, Guilford High School, Foran and Jonathan Law High School, Laurelton Hall and the Connecticut Wolves Junior Hockey Club. He currently sees patients in Milford, Guilford, Orange, Branford and Hamden.

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