John J. Mara, MD

John J. Mara, MD

Call for an appointment:

For Any of Our Four Office Locations

(860) 525-4469

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Manchester office

(860) 432-4640

Orthopedic Specialty

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Career Highlights

  • Former Chair man of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Clinical instructor at UConn Department of Orthopedics

Medical Training

  • St. Louis University; Orthopedic Surgery Residency at University of Connecticut;
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery at Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certification

  • Orthopedic Surgery in 1987 and re-certified in 1997, 2007 and 2017


  • Named “Top Doc” and featured in Connecticut Magazine on multiple occasions
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Dr. Mara – Testimonials

Social Climb Review

Orthopedic Surgical Partners is a super organization. From the ladies who greet you to the doctors and their staff, the experience is pleasant even to those who don't like doctors! Can't think of one thing negative to say!

Social Climb Review

Great Surgical Center and Surgeon.

Google review

I have been seen by Dr. Mara for several years. Each visit, or procedure has given me significant relief and I can not speak highly enough about the care I have received from both Dr. Mara, Dr. Macallister and all the PAs at their practice.

Google review

I have had 3 surgeries over the last 3 years; Dr. Mara for hand . Dr. Daniel's for knee replacement and Dr. Litchfield for 2 bunion surgeries. All are caring professional and terrific and I've had great outcomes. They have worked with my insurance company to get the help I have needed as well along the process painless as well. I have already recommended them to numerous friends. I give them an A+.

Google review

Dr. Mara as always was kind and caring. He is very professional and knowledgeable and explained everything clearly. I have been a pt. in this office, usually in Avon, for years. The office staff is very kind and I usually can get an appointment within a day or 2. If not the walk in is wonderful. The PA's, especially Alyssa are great. Dr. Mara has repaired 3 rotator cuff tears and a torn miniscus (knee)

Google review

Everyone gets A++ at H.O.S. I highly recommend this group of professionals. I am actually looking forward to my follow-up! PS: My back is much better just from the arthritis meds prescribed .... and I haven't even started my P.T. training yet.

Healthgrades Review

I find everyone in this office to be exceptional helpful and very gracious. They genuinely care about their patients. Dr Mara always offers a full explanation of what is happening and what can be done. He has drawn me pictures showing me what has happened to my wrist which I could understand much better than looking at the exrays. His assistant Betsy never seems annoyed when I call with my many questions regarding paperwork, procedures etc.

Social Climb Review

Dr. Mara was exceptional and did a wonderful job repairing my shoulder. It was substantially injured and Dr. Mara has been very patient and supportive as I progress through physical therapy. I’ve already recommended him to another individual. The only thing outstanding is to achieve a full recovery, which I anticipate will happen as I do what’s needed for physical therapy.

Google review

I just want to say thank you to doctor Mara at Orthopedic Surgical Partners Surgeon, I came to him very sick with my right arm, and he was very caring and understanding with my need, his level of understanding what going on with me help me to get help and feeling better in no time... Thanks doctor.