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Lawrence Berson, MD

Foot and Ankle
Clinical Interests

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Ankle Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy

Located In

Middletown, Newington, Hebron

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Berson specializes in treating patients with foot and ankle injuries and problems.

He treats all conditions of the foot and ankle including but not limited to: Achilles ruptures, tendonitis, fractures, bunions, hammertoe, ankle sprains, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, flatfoot, Morton’s Neuroma and other foot or toe deformities.

Dr. Berson presents patients with both non-surgical and surgical treatment options depending on their specific foot condition. Non-surgical treatment methods include injections, physical therapy and medications. On patients who opt for surgery, Dr. Berson regularly performs ankle replacements, Achilles repairs, foot or ankle reconstructions, ankle fracture surgeries and bunion surgeries. Dr. Berson also treats knee pain and can perform knee arthroscopies when appropriate

He utilizes minimally invasive techniques while in the operating room to help minimize incision size and shorten recovery time.

Dr. Berson is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and he completed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Berson also completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Texas Medical Center, The Foundation for Orthopedic, Athletic, and Reconstructive Research.

He has been honored by CT Magazine as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

In his free time, Dr. Berson enjoys road biking and spending time with his family.

  • 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)
  • Commercial, MetroNY, and LocalPlus
  • Cigna+Oscar, Cigna+MVP
  • Commercial and Exchange (Except “Value” Network)
  • Managed Medicare
Connecticut Medicaid
Connecticut State Workers’ Compensation
  • Emblem Commercial and Exchange (Except for Millennium and Enhanced Care Prime Networks)
  • Managed Medicare (VIP Prime, Bold, Reserve)
Medicare (Including Railroad Medicare)
  • Liberty and Freedom Plans
UHC/NYSHIP/NY Government Empire Plan
United Healthcare
  • All Commercial Plans (Except Indemnity and Compass)
  • Managed Medicare


Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship at The Foundation for Orthopedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research – Texas Medical Center


Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


Internship at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Medical School

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine


State University of New York, University Center at Binghamton

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Medical Association
  • CT Orthopedic Society
  • CT State Medical Society
  • Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2021-Present 

  • Berson L, Mcgarvey W, Clanton TO, et al: “Evaluation of Compression in Intramedullary Hindfoot Arthrodesis”. Foot and Ankle Int. Nov, ; 23(11):992-5, 2002
  • Berson L, Davidson RS, Dormans JP, et al: “Growth Disturbances after Pediatric
    Ankle Fractures”. Presented at 21st Annual NJ Orthopaedic Symposium 10/96, Somerset, NJ., the AAOS Specialty Day for AOFAS 2/97, San Francisco, CA., and the AOA’s Annual Resident’s Conference 3/97, NY, NY. In Foot & Ankle
    International Jan; 21 (1): 55-59, 2000.
  • Berson L, Dormans JP, Drummond DS, et al: “Fibrous Lesion of the Distal Femur. . J Pediatr Orthop. 1999 Jul-Aug; 19(4):527-30
  • Clanton, T.O. and Berson, L., Subtalar Joint Athletic Injuries. In Foot and Ankle
    Clinics, 4(4): 729-743, 1999.
  • Wilson SC, Vrahas MS, Berson L, et al.: “A Simple Method to Measure Compartment Pressures Using an IV Catheter”. Orthopedics 20(5): 403-406,
  • Berson L, Tria AJ, Jr: “Examination of the Knee”. Current Opinion in
    Orthopedics 1996; 7: 45-52.
  • Harrer MF, Berson L, Hosea TM, et al: “Lower Extremity Injuries: Females vs.Males in Basketball”. Presented at the AOSSM 22nd annual meeting, June 1996, Lake Buena Vista, Fl. Abstract cited in Orthopedics Today 9/96 and Physicians Weekly. Presented at AAOS 3/98. (Submitted for publication in American Journal of Sports Medicine).
  • Berson L, Goode JA, Bowe AJ, et al: “Delayed Paresis Following Spinal
    Fusion for Scoliosis”. Presented at the 20th Annual New Jersey Orthopaedic
    Symposium 10/95, Somerset, NJ.
  • London RD, Berson L, Lipkowitz MS: “Hormonal Modulation of Ionic
    Permeability in Human Red Blood Cells”. Journal of the American Society of
    Nephrology 1993; 3:1607-1612.
  • Berson L, Dix JS: “Urea’s Effect on RBC Water Permeability”. SUNY at
    Binghamton, Dept. of Chemistry, Contributed to a Graduate Thesis, 1988.
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