Dr. Thomas M. DeBerardino, M.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Sports Medicine

Sep 21, 2012, 12:29 ET from Continental Who's Who

AVON, Conn., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Thomas M. DeBerardino, M.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Sports Medicine. Dr. DeBerardino is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery with the University of Connecticut Health Center.

In his current role, Dr. DeBerardino specializes in Sports Medicine; Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder; Management of Complex Injuries of the Knee and Shoulder; Arthroscopic Management of Hip Impingement in Young Active Adults; Hip Arthroscopic Procedures to avoid the Development of Arthritis and Osteotomies; as well as Cartilage Repair Procedures to Limit Degeneration of the Knee Joint.

Prior to joining the University of Connecticut Health Center, Dr. DeBerardino spent eight years at the United States Military Academy where he was the Head Team Physician for the collegiate athletic teams and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program. In addition, he served as the Team Physician for UConn athletic teams including football and the men's and women's basketball programs, as well as for the UFL Hartford Colonials football team.

Additionally, Dr. DeBerardino is the author of over 40 scientific articles on ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries of the knee and shoulder and serves as a journal reviewer for several professional journals. Both Dr. DeBerardino skills in writing and talent in the field of Orthopedic Surgery have earned him numerous awards and honors. Some of these professional honors include, Airborne School Graduate, 1983; Army Service Ribbon, June 1989; Army Commendation Medal, June 1991, June 1997, October 2003; Army Achievement Medal, June 1996; Meritorious Service Medal, May 2001, May 2009; Kirk Award Honorable Mention for presentation: Glenoid Labrum Evaluation with MR Arthrography, MR Imaging, and CT Arthrography. Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, 36th Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 18 November, 1994; Best Scientific Paper: Arthroscopic Treatment of Soft Tissue Impingement in Athletes. Hawaii Orthopaedic Association, Tenth Annual Combined Orthopaedic Spring Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, 21-22 April, 1995; Best Scientific Paper: Glenoid Labrum Evaluation with MR Arthrography, MR Imaging, and CT Arthrography. American College of Surgeons, Hawaii Chapter, Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 30 May, 1995; 2000 Aircast Award for Clinical Science Presentation: A Prospective, Randomized Evaluation of Acute, Traumatic , First-Time Shoulder Dislocations, Presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Sun Valley, ID, June 20, 2000; The AOSSM-ESSKA 2002 European Traveling Fellowship, April-May 2002; Selected as Knee Hero by Knee1.com (http://www.knee1.com/hero/hero.cfm/58/1) , October 2, 2003; Army "A" Academic Achievement Designator Award, July, 2004; AAOS Leadership Fellows Program selectee, 2005-2006; as well as the AOSSM NCAA Research Award, 2007.

Dr. DeBerardino earned his M.D. from New York Medical College, and also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the United States Military Academy, West Point.

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