Middlesex Orthopedic & Spine Associates is now in Newington! Schedule an appointment today. Physical therapy is now available on Saturdays from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm at 430 Saybrook Road in Middletown and in Marlborough on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

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Our 420 Saybrook Rd MRI location is temporarily closed. We have temporarily relocated to 430 Saybrook Road (Lower Level where Physical Therapy is located).

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James Walsh, DO

Clinical Interests

Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

Located In

Middletown, Hebron, Newington

James Walsh, DO, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in all knee, shoulder, and sports medicine conditions. Dr. Walsh previously served as a staff orthopedic surgeon in the United States Air Force (USAF) at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. During his time in the USAF, he served six months as a wartime deployed orthopedic surgeon in Operation Enduring Freedom and was the team lead for the Mobile Field Surgical Team.

Dr. Walsh treats all orthopedic sports injuries and specializes in the latest arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery. He has a particular interest in cutting-edge treatments for ACL injuries, including a six-strand graft preparation. Dr. Walsh works with patients to restore mobility and help athletes get back to the game. He works closely with the physical therapists on-site to tailor a specific treatment plan based on the patient’s situation.

As a former athlete, Dr. Walsh understands the complexities of sports injuries and has helped athletes of all varying competitive levels, including professional, college, and high school athletes. He is a current co-team physician Wesleyan University and currently serves as a co-team physician for the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Dr. Walsh earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He completed a fellowship at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.

In his spare time, Dr. Walsh enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons and staying active with activities like skiing, running, and hiking. He has also been a youth lacrosse coach for the past 12+ years in his community.

Aetna
  • Commercial Plans (Including APCN Plus, We do not accept regular APCN)
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of CT
  • Commercial and Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Plans Outside CT)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
CarePartners of Connecticut
  • Managed Medicare (HMO/PPO)
Cigna
  • Commercial, MetroNY, and LocalPlus
  • Cigna+Oscar, Cigna+MVP
ConnectiCare
  • Commercial and Exchange (Except “Value” Network)
  • Managed Medicare
Connecticut Medicaid
Connecticut State Workers’ Compensation
EmblemHealth
  • Emblem Commercial and Exchange (Except for Millennium and Enhanced Care Prime Networks)
  • Managed Medicare (VIP Prime, Bold, Reserve)
Medicare (Including Railroad Medicare)
Oxford
  • Liberty and Freedom Plans
TriCare
UHC/NYSHIP/NY Government Empire Plan
United Healthcare
  • All Commercial Plans (Except Indemnity and Compass)
  • Managed Medicare

Fellowship

Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center
Sports Medicine

Medical School

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery

College

Hamilton College

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

Memberships
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Team Physician Responsibilities
  • Co-Team Physician for Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Co-Team Physician for Wesleyan University

  • Dr. Walsh previously served as a staff orthopedic surgeon in the United States Air Force (USAF) at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.
  • During his time in the USAF, he served six months as a wartime deployed orthopedic surgeon in Operation Enduring Freedom and was the team lead for the Mobile Field Surgical Team.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2022-Present

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