Patrick A. Ruwe, M.D. joined Connecticut Orthopaedics in July, 1999, with expertise in Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Surgery. From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Ruwe was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and an Associate at the Yale Sports Medicine Center on Long Wharf in New Haven. While at Yale, Dr. Ruwe was the Co-Director of the Yale Shoulder Center and an Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Yale University Athletic Programs.
Dr. Ruwe received a B.S. in Environmental Biology at Yale College where he was a three year starter on the varsity football team under legendary coach Carm Cozza and a heavyweight wrestling letterman. He was elected by his teammates the 106th Yale Football Captain in 1982 and was selected an Academic All-American.
Dr. Ruwe graduated cum laude from the Yale School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital winning multiple awards for his research. Dr. Ruwe completed a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles where he was involved in the care of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, Rams, Angels and Dodgers. He continued to consult with the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Club after graduation.
Dr. Ruwe is the author of an extensive collection of scientific articles and four book chapters. His research has included studies on shoulder function in swimmers, post operative pain management in knee arthroscopy and the use of MRI to detect sports injuries. He has presented his work nationally and internationally. Dr. Ruwe’s history includes membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the National Orthopaedic Educational Society, the American Medical Association, The Connecticut Medical Society, the New Haven County Medical Society, and the Yale Orthopaedic Association. He currently serves as the President of the National Orthopaedic Educational Society.
Dr. Ruwe remains active at Yale University where he has served as the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Bulldogs and Head Orthopaedic Consultant at Yale Health Plan. He is the long serving President of the Yale Football Association. He has also served as the Chair of the Blue Leadership Ball at Yale, and on numerous search committees and honors committees at Yale. He is the vice president of the Yale Sports Federation.
Dr. Ruwe is the President of Connecticut Orthopaedics, the largest private orthopedic practice in New England and is Medical Director of the CO Surgical Center in Branford. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery with an added Certificate of Qualification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Frank H Netter MD Medical School at Quinnipiac University.
For his many leadership roles, Dr. Ruwe was awarded the prestigious George H W Bush Lifetime of Leadership Award by Yale University in 2015.
Dr. Ruwe lives with his wife Stacy and their three children in Branford, CT. His interests include his family, golf, travel, and fishing. He has been an orthopedic consultant to USC Men’s Volleyball, SCSU Football, Branford Little League, Guilford High School, Foran and Jonathan Law High School, Laurelton Hall, The New Haven Beast Hockey Club, The Connecticut Wolves Junior Hockey Club, and the Special Olympics World Games.
He currently sees patients in Orange, Branford and Hamden.