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

John J. Mara, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in:

  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel, de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Trigger Finger and Tendonitis
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
Medical Training

  • Medical School – St. Louis University, St Louis, MO
  • Residency – University of Connecticut – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship – Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA – Hand Surgery

Recognition And Awards

  • Former Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Clinical instructor, UConn Orthopedic Program
  • Named “TopDoc” and featured in Connecticut Magazine several times

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Fellow
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)


Dr. Mara – Testimonials

Google review

I had (left) hand surgery in September 2022 and before, during and since that day Dr Mara had been wonderful. He is calm, thorough, soft-spoken, welcomes questions and clearly knows the subject down cold. Also, everyone else there is nice and efficient.

Google review

Dr. Mara is an expert on joints and the injuries thereto. He has operated on both shoulders and My right wrist over 20 years of injuries. My most recent visit went very well, with Dr. Mara clearly explaining the new injury to my wrist and what to do about it. I highly recommend him.

Google review

Very well run office— easy to make an appointment- friendly staff, knowledgeable and willing to respond to questions- who compliment very experienced doctors like Dr.Mara. I would highly recommend them.

Google review

This was my 1st time at the Rocky Hill office but it was a very pleasant atmosphere and the people were warm and welcoming. Great experience.

Google review

Dr. Mara is a great physician, kind and friendly. He makes patients feel comfortable and at ease such as me when I come me nervous and anxious. He truly is the best!!

Social Climb Review

Dr. Mara has been an excellent doctor for me through the years. His concern is always evident. His treatments are successful. I never doubt that I am well cared for.

Google review

Dr. Mara is absolutely brilliant! I will never go to anyone else but him! Thank you!!!

Google review

The entire staff and Dr Mara are the best. I’ve had two surgeries with Dr Mara. He is an outstanding Dr!

Google review

Dr. Mara is an excellent doctor. Very compassionate and an expert in his field.