Dr. Irving is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, who specializes in Arthritis Surgery, Total Joint Replacement and all aspects of adult reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. His primary focus is on joint preservation and reconstruction for arthritic, degenerative and post-traumatic conditions. This includes Arthroscopy and Osteotomy, as well as Total Joint Replacement.
Dr. Irving graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1982, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was awarded the Gold Scalpel Surgical Award by the Department of Surgery. In 1987, he completed a five-year residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Irving has been an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon in the New Haven area since 1987. He is an Attending Surgeon at Bridgeport Hospital-Milford Campus and Yale New Haven Hospital, as well as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Yale University School of Medicine.
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certifies Dr. Irving. Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Irving is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and has been elected to The Society of Arthritic Joint Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Irving has been designated in Orthopaedics a “Top Doc”, by Connecticut Magazine for the last several years and once again in 2012.
Dr. Irving was born in New Haven and raised in Milford, graduating from Milford High School. He received a BS degree in Biology cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston, where he was varsity member of the U.S. National Champion Crew in 1973 and Captain in 1975. Besides his family, his other interests include golf, scuba diving and other outdoor activities.
Dr. Irving’s practice focuses on minimally invasive surgical techniques for hip and knee replacements. These tissue sparing surgical techniques combine well proven, reliable hip and knee implants with less traumatic soft tissue dissection. Less muscle and tissue damage allow for a faster and more complete recovery and provides long lasting results.