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David J. Hergan, MD

Clinical Interests

Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Replacement

Located In

Middletown, Westbrook

Dr. David J. Hergan is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in orthopedic sports medicine and joint reconstruction.  He specializes in the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures for the shoulder, hip and knee. He has a special interest in hip preservation and is a national instructor of hip arthroscopy for the treatment of hip impingement and labral tears.  

Dr. Hergan is also a specialist in the minimally invasive direct anterior technique for hip replacements. In the shoulder, he has performed thousands of rotator cuff repairs and is published in orthopedic scientific literature on repair techniques. Dr. Hergan regularly performs shoulder replacements using the newest and most advanced approaches in order to serve active patients who wish to return to a high level of function. In the knee, he specializes in cartilage transplantation, ACL reconstruction and various treatment techniques for meniscus tears. He is also certified in robotic-assisted partial and total knee replacements.   

Focusing his practice on the care and treatment of both young athletes and active adults, Dr. Hergan treats his patients with compassion and exhausts non-surgical care first, using various injectables such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid. Patients seek out Dr. Hergan for all shoulder, hip and knee problems.  

During his training, Dr. Hergan was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in medical school and was elected as Chief Administrative Resident during his orthopedic residency in Wisconsin. 

Over multiple years, Dr. Hergan has been chosen as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly.  He has held multiple leadership roles throughout his career including Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Middlesex Hospital since 2019. He is currently the Director of The Middlesex Hospital Joint Replacement Program and Director of Quality Improvement for Orthopedics at Middlesex Hospital. He is also the Chairman of The Clinical Governance Board for Middlesex Orthopedic Spine Associates. 

Dr. Hergan has proudly been an Orthopedic Team Physician for Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT since 2010 as well as a team physician for surrounding regional high schools. 

Dr. Hergan is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also has a specialty board certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 

  • Commercial Plans (Except the Aetna Premier Care Network)
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
Connecticut Medicare
Connecticut State Works Compensation
  • Commercial CT, MetroNY
  • Cigna MetroNY
  • Commercial, including Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
  • GHI: CBP, National, Tristate; Bridge, Network Access, Medicare Choice PPO
  • HIP: Prime, Premium, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime/Bold
  • With Connecticare: HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Choice / Passage
  • Commercial Liberty and Freedom Plans
United Healthcare
  • Commercial Charter, Choice, Core, Navigate, Nexus, PPO, Select and Doctors plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Managed Medicare


Sports Medicine Arthroscopy and Reconstruction Fellowship at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases

Medical School

Chicago Medical School, Doctor of Medicine Chicago Medical School, Master of Science in Physiology


Orthopedic Residency at Medical College of Wisconsin


Colgate University

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Connecticut State Medical Society 
  • Wesleyan University Athletics
Team Physician Responsibilities
  • Team Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon for Wesleyan University
  • Team Physician for Surrounding Regional High Schools

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2022-2023

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