Dr. Gruskay is an orthopedic surgeon at Connecticut Orthopedics, specializing in the treatment of sports medicine conditions of the shoulder, knee, hip and elbow with a focus on knee and hip preservation and shoulder reconstructive procedures.
Dr. Gruskay grew up in Bethany, Connecticut and was an all-area lacrosse player at the Hopkins School. He completed his undergraduate education at Amherst College where he played varsity lacrosse and majored in Chemistry. After college, he spent a year as a research fellow at one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the country, The Rothman Orthopedic Institute, before moving back home to Connecticut to attend Yale University School of Medicine. There he acted as the president of the Orthopedic Interest Group and met his wife, Kate, a Killingworth native, who was studying to be a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Dr. Gruskay completed his orthopedic training in New York City at the US News and World Report #1 nationally ranked orthopedic residency program, Hospital for Special Surgery, where he found a passion for sports medicine helping to take care of athletes from the New York Giants, Mets, Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, and as the lead team physician for Lafayette high school football. As a chief resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery, he had the opportunity to do a six-week international traveling fellowship, spending time with innovative knee and shoulder surgeons in Lyon, France and Osaka, Japan, focusing on complex knee and shoulder preservation procedures. Additionally, he ran one of the only orthopedic trauma services in New York City during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, earning the Todd J. Albert, MD, Leadership Award for his work during this time.
Dr. Gruskay completed a fellowship year in Vail, Colorado at the renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman-Philippon Research Institute, where he learned advanced techniques for joint preservation procedures of the hip and knee and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder. As part of the National Olympic Committee Medical Center, Jordan spent time taking care of extreme athletes from the US Ski and Snowboard team, including traveling with the Alpine Men’s Team to the World Cup in Switzerland. He also had the opportunity to work with athletes from the Premier Lacrosse League, acting as the league physician for training camp in 2021. Dr. Gruskay is an active member of the orthopedic and sports medicine research community and a candidate member for the Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in the orthopedic literature and acts as a manuscript reviewer for one of the premier sports medicine journals, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.
Dr. Gruskay enjoys spending time with his wife, Kate and dog, Willa as well as skiing, golfing, biking and hiking. He is excited to be practicing in Connecticut helping to take care of the community he grew up in and where his father and grandfather were pediatricians for many years. He looks forward to continuing his work as a team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard team.