Orthopaedics Department

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THE NEXT GENERATION OF COMMUNITY CARE.

Our Physicians

At the heart of the Windham Hospital Orthopaedics Department are its three dedicated physicians, Vincent I. MacAndrew, Jr., MD, Robert O'Connor, MD, and Stephen F. Scarangella, MD. These highly qualified doctors are fellowship trained, and are among the leading practitioners in their fields.

Vincent I. MacAndrew, MD Orthopaedic SurgeryRead Biography
Training & Education

A graduate of the University of Vermont, Dr. MacAndrew received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his internship in General Surgery and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He has also served as the Chief of Orthopaedics at Windham Hospital.

Board Certification/Organization Membership

Dr. MacAndrew is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Eastern Orthopaedics Society, and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an active member of the New England Orthopaedic Society and has served as a state representative for Rhode Island. He serves as Vice President of the Atlantic Tuna Club, is a member of the Galilee Tuna Club and holds a U.S. Coast Guard License. He is also active with the Boy Scouts of America.

Sports Medicine Affiliations

Dr. Mac Andrew has been a guest speaker for the District Little League Safety Education for Managers. Dr. MacAndrew has also provided on-site orthopaedic coverage for the X-Games and the U.S. Olympic Skating trials.

Practice Profile

Doctor MacAndrew specializes in total joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder, as well as ACL reconstructions and arthroscopies. Windham Hospital was recently approved by Stryker Howmedica to participate in Shape Match Total Knee Replacements done by Dr. MacAndrew, using MRI technology to customize the joint replacement components.

Patient Testimonial

Tim Hagge of Canterbury, CT, says "Dr. Mac is really down-to-earth and easy to talk to. He knows what you need."

Robert O'Connor, MD         Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic SurgeryRead Biography
Training & Education

Dr. O’Connor received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training magna cum laude from Alfred University, where he played lacrosse and served as an athletic trainer. After graduating, he never strayed far from sports, serving as Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Bates College for a year before completing his medical degree at SUNY – Stony Brook. He served his orthopaedic residency at University of Connecticut, and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.

Board Certification/Organization Membership

Dr. O’Connor is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Practice Profile

Although Dr. O’Connor is an expert in sports medicine, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from his years of orthopaedic experience. He is a specialist in fracture care and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, and well versed in all aspects of orthopaedic care, including operative and non-operative advanced treatment solutions for patients of all ages.

Patient Testimonial

Dean Williams of Mansfield, CT, describes Dr. O’Connor as “an A-One doctor. I like the way he works.”

Stephen F. Scarangella, MD Hand and Upper Extremity, Orthopaedic SurgeryRead Biography
Training & Education

Dr. Scarangella earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University. He received his medical degree from SUNY - Upstate Medical Center. After completing a general surgery internship at Hartford Hospital, he received his orthopaedic training at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. After finishing his residency, he did an A.O. Fellowship in trauma and hand surgery in Germany. He then returned to Roosevelt Hospital and completed a one year Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship with several world-renowned surgeons.

Board Certification/Organization Membership

Dr. Scarangella is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the New England Hand Society, and is a board member of the Connecticut State Orthopaedic Society.

Sports Medicine Affiliations

Dr. Scarangella is a consultant for the Detroit Tigers baseball club and team physician for the Connecticut Tigers, their minor league affiliate, based in Norwich, CT. He is also the team physician for Eastern Connecticut State University athletics. Dr. Scarangella was a consultant to the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club from 2006 through 2009 and has served as a consultant for the PGA tour at the Greater Hartford Open.

Practice Profile

Dr. Scarangella is an expert in hand and upper extremity conditions. He specializes in traumatic, neurological and arthritic reconstructive surgery involving the entire upper extremity: shoulder, elbow and hand. He also treats sports related injuries involving children, elite college and professional athletes as well as recreational athletes.

Patient Testimonial

Walter Pawelkiewicz of Westerly, RI, says this about Dr. Scarangella: "You trust him from the moment you walk into his office."