Rowland B. Mayor, MD

Dr. Mayor is a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist, who is the recipient of the AOSSM’s O’Donoghue Award for Sports Injury Research. He is currently the head team physician for the University of New Haven, the New Haven Public Schools and West Haven High School. He specializes in advanced reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder and the biologic treatment of osteoarthritis. 

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I’m Doctor Rowland Mayor. I’m an orthopaedic surgeon with the Connecticut Orthopaedics and I’m specializing in Sports Medicine. The fundamental core of my philosophy is that I need to customize my treatment plan to the patient. That the patient comes in with a problem, it’s my job to determine what that problem is. How the orthopaedic condition is impacting their life and that will change how I treat it. Because, depending on what they’re trying to get back to, what their expectations are, that will change how I’m going to approach the problem. If they are patient and they want to try everything before they move on to invasive therapies, I can work with them on that and determine how to do that. If they’re impatient and they want to get back as soon as possible we can come up with a treatment plan to try to make things happen fast.


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Education and Training

  • B.A. Yale College
  • M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Orthopedic Residency at Montefiore/Albert Einstein Combined Program
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship from Tufts/New England Medical Center with John Richmond, MD

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Connecticut Orthopaedics Surgical Center – Branford
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Milford Surgical Center

Team Affiliations

  • University of New Haven
  • Hillhouse High School - New Haven
  • Wilbur Cross High School - New Haven
  • West Haven High School

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" Very pleased with Dr. Mayor and staff!n< br />About 6 years ago, Dr. Mayor did meniscus repair n< br />in my two knees. I was pleased because several doctors said it was a 50% chance of success.n< br />Dr. Mayor had a much higher rating, so I went with him. Highly educated, Explains so you can understand and very professional.. I have recommended him to several people! "

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" Everyone was very caring. Dr. Mayor explained the problem and how to care for it. Thank you all. "

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" I like the check in ahead of time and text them your there Nobody in the waiting room "

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" Staff was very friendly and prepared to answer all our questions. nTreatment was quick and efficient "

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Full Biography

Rowland B. Mayor, M.D., is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery, adult and pediatric sports medicine and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. 

He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. After one year of research at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Mayor received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at both the Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He then went on to receive a year of specialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine acknowledged this extensive research by granting him the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award. 

Dr. Mayor primarily operates at Midstate Medical Center’s Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute and Yale-New Haven Hospital, and the Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgery Centers in Branford and Milford, CT.  Dr. Mayor is also a member of the Yale School of Medicine clinical faculty and an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

Dr. Mayor’s recreational interests include bicycling, ice hockey and soccer. He resides in Guilford with his wife, Stephanie.