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

  • Advanced arthroscopy of the shoulder
  • Reconstruction of the athlete’s knee

Career Highlights

  • Former Chairman 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

Career Highlights

  • Specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremities, sports medicine and advanced arthroscopy of the shoulder, and reconstruction of the athlete’s knee

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

Academic Appointments

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

Affiliations

  • Medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Fellow, Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Association for Hand Surgery

Recognition

  • Named “Top Doc” and featured in Connecticut Magazine on multiple occasions

Dr. Mara – Testimonials

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.

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.

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.

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.

Great and understanding

Wonderful staff and doctor.

The people at this practice are friendly and efficient. My orthopedist, Dr Mara, explains everything in a thorough and understandable way.