Jeffrey M. Sumner, MD

Dr. Sumner is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.  After graduating from Albany Medical College, Dr. Sumner completed a fellowship at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Sumner’s practice is largely dedicated to the treatment of adult spinal disorders, including degenerative and traumatic injuries.

Primary Specialty

Additional Specialties

Trauma and Fractures
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Education and Training

  • B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.D. Albany Medical College
  • Residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital
  • Fellowship at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital

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Full Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner, a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, received his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his medical school degree from Albany Medical College. He performed his orthopaedic training as a resident at the Albany Medical Center Hospital, which he completed in 1984.

Because of his continued interest in spinal deformities, Dr. Sumner furthered his studies with a fellowship at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas under the direction of the renowned Dr. Alexander Brodsky. Since completing this fellowship, his practice has been primarily directed to the treatment of adult spinal disorders, including degenerative and traumatic injuries.

Dr. Sumner has continued to expand his research in the treatment of skeletal trauma by independent study and is an active participant on the trauma panel at both the Hospital of St. Raphael and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Also, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States presenting seminars and conducting research regarding the spine, trauma, and general orthopaedics. Dr. Sumner is on staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital serving as the Community Assistant Chief of the Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Department, a member of faculty of Yale Medical School and regular lecturer to Residents and Medical Students.

Dr. Sumner is a member of the North American Spine Society and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association through which he participates in the Resident Trauma Training Course. As a member of A-O North America, he participates as faculty by teaching seminars in Spine and Trauma instructing practicing surgeons, residents, and/or personnel.

Dr. Sumner is married and has three children. When he is not working, he can be found racing sailboats on Long Island Sound.


  • North American Spine Society
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • New England Spine Study Group
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Associate Chief of Orthopaedics – Yale New Haven Hospital