University of New Haven Athletics Announces Partnership with CT Orthopaedic Specialists as New Team Physicians

Rowland B. Mayor Posted July 26, 2018

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven Department of Athletics announced a partnership with the Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists which includes Dr. Rowland B. Mayor who takes over as the Chargers primary Team Physician.

“The health and wellness of our student-athletes is of the utmost importance,” said Chris Palmer, Director of Athletics and Recreation. “The physicians at Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists are of the highest quality with extensive experience in treating sports related injuries. With 22 locations along the shoreline, including one just minutes from campus this partnership is convenient for our student-athletes. We are grateful to have them as an extension of our Charger family.”

This partnership enhances a relationship with Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists that began with Dr. Stephanie Arlis-Mayor who serves at the Chargers concussion specialist. Dr. Mayor and Dr. Arlis-Mayor will head up a team of 55 physicians among 22 locations throughout the New Haven and shoreline area who will provide Chargers student-athletes care in more than 15 specialties.

Dr. Mayor is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery, adult and pediatric sports medicine and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University before completing his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists CEO, Glenn Elia said, “We’re thrilled with the new University of New Haven partnership. The New Haven Chargers will join an already impressive list of universities, high schools and sports conferences that have benefited from COS’s comprehensive array of sports medicine services and programs.”

In addition to their 22 Connecticut office locations, Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists also provide four urgent care walk-in centers, three in-house MRI centers, a state-of-the-art surgical center with five operating rooms, seven in-house physical therapy centers as well as the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Hospital.

The University of New Haven has one of the finest comprehensive athletic programs in the Northeast Region, with a rich history and tradition of advancing to both conference and NCAA postseason tournament play. The University has been a proud member of NCAA Division II since the early 1980’s and continued the D-II tradition by joining the prestigious Northeast-10 Conference during the 2008-09 season. To learn more about the New Haven Chargers visit

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