Dr. Adriana Blanco is a Board-Certified Rheumatologist who joined The Orthopaedic Group division of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists to complement musculoskeletal care provided by our Orthopedic Specialists. Rheumatology is the medical field dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients with systemic illnesses that cause inflammatory arthritis and crystalline arthropathies. These illnesses may include examples such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Psoriatic Arthritis and Gout. She previously worked in the greater Waterbury area as a Rheumatologist with Rheumatology Associates, Alliance Medical Group and as a Clinical Instructor for the Yale University School of Medicine Primary Care Residency Program at Waterbury Hospital. She joined The Orthopaedic Group division of Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgeons in January of 2016.
Dr. Blanco completed her fellowship training in Investigative Rheumatology at the Yale University School of Medicine in 2006 after completing a three year residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, Affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine. She then practiced Rheumatology at Waterbury Hospital for Rheumatology Associates of Greater Waterbury with the title Clinical Instructor for Yale University’s Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. During this time she also served as a Rheumatology consultant at Gaylord Hospital. Prior to moving to Connecticut, Dr. Blanco lived in Colombia, South America where she graduated from medical school at the Escuela Colombiana de Medicina in Bogota, Colombia. She obtained her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
She resides in the New Haven area with her husband and their two children . She has been a member of the American College of Rheumatology and holds certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Blanco provides Rheumatologic Care to the Greater New Haven Community treating patients in our 9 Washington Ave, Hamden and 469 West Main Street, Branford locations. She also has courtesy privileges at Midstate Medical Center- Hartford Healthcare, Meriden, Connecticut, where patients may be referred for Outpatient Medication Administration.