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Shirvinda A. Wijesekera, MD

Dr. Wijesekera is an Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon who specializes in adult and pediatric spinal surgery, spinal deformity and spinal trauma. He has been a member of Connecticut Orthopaedics since joining the practice in 2004. He brings spinal surgery expertise to a well-rounded and equipped practice of orthopaedic surgeons.

Primary Specialty

Additional Specialties

Trauma and Fractures
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Education and Training

  • B.S. Boston University
  • M.D. Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery - University of Southern California- Los Angeles Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Adult/Pediatric Spinal Surgery - University of California Davis Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center
  • Bridgeport Hospital- Milford Campus

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Full Biography

Dr. Wijesekera is an Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon who specializes in adult and pediatric spinal surgery, spinal deformity and spinal trauma.

He attended Boston University for his undergraduate studies. After graduating Alpha Omega Alpha from Boston University School of Medicine, he traveled to the University of Southern California – Los Angeles Medical Center where he completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. At the University of Southern California – Los Angeles Medical Center he was awarded the Marshall Schiff Award and Herman Epstein Award. Dr. Wijesekera specialized in Spinal Surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center, where he completed fellowship training in all aspects of adult and pediatric spinal surgery.

He has been a member of Connecticut Orthopaedics since joining the practice in 2004. He brings spinal surgery expertise to a well-rounded and equipped practice of orthopaedic surgeons.

He performs surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital (St. Raphael’s Campus), Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, and Milford Hospital.

Sherri O’Connor, PA-C, joined Connecticut Orthopaedics, in the Fall of 2012 and works with Dr.Wijesekera in his high volume spine practice treating cervical, and back patients of all ages.

Associations

  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • American Medical Association

Awards

  • 2019 Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • 2017 Connecticut Magazine “Top Docs” in Orthopaedics
  • 2016 Connecticut Magazine “Top Docs” in Connecticut
  • Recognized as one of “Best Doctors In Connecticut”
  • Recognized as one of Connecticut Magazine’s, “Top Doc’s”
  • 2010 Yale Resident Teaching Award
  • 2003 LAC-USC Medical Center – Herman Epstein Award
  • 2001 LAC-USC Medical Center – Marshall Schiff Award
  • 1998 Boston University School of Medicine – Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1994 Boston University – Cum Laude