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Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

Hand Surgery, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedics) and Orthopaedic Surgery


I have been practicing adult and pediatric upper extremity orthopaedic surgery for 20+ years, at University of California San Francisco prior to coming to Yale as the Chair in 2019.  During my fellowship training I spent additional time at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX learning to care for hand and upper extremity problems in children. My practice is about half adult and half pediatric. This gives me a unique understanding of the issues that children may have as they get older with whatever problem or condition that they have. Although I see all conditions and problems in the hand, elbow and upper extremity, I have built my practice around becoming an expert on the elbow. I planned and performed the first and only elbow to elbow transplant for a complex elbow problem. My research interests are in developing novel ways of treating problems in a more personalized way through the use of 3D planning and technology that allows better understanding of post-traumatic and congenital deformities. In addition, I founded a non-profit organization organization, The Perry Initiative, to improve diversity in engineering and orthopaedic surgery. I received the Jefferson Award for Community Service and the Exceptional Physician Award from my peers.


  • Professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
  • Chair, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
  • Professor, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
  • Chief, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity (1999)
  • Fellow
    Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital (1999)
  • Resident
    University of Missouri Kansas City (1998)
  • Intern
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center (1994)
  • MD
    Medical College of Ohio (1993)
  • BS
    Bowling Green State University

Additional Information

  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT, 06519
  • 1 Long Wharf Drive
    New Haven, CT, 06511