Medical Advisor

Craig Tifford, MD

Dr. Craig D. Tifford is a Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and sub-specialty board certified by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. As medical director of Yale Medicine’s Long Ridge Medical Center in Stamford, CT, and regional medical director for Fairfield County, Dr. Tifford treats a broad range of sports-related injuries and has expertise in arthroscopic surgery as well as the reconstruction of the knee and shoulder joints. He is also assistant professor of clinical orthopedics at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Tifford received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his sports medicine fellowship at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. He is a member of numerous professional organizations as well as an associate master instructor for the Orthopedic Learning Center.


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