With almost 20 years of expertise as an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Shekhman has been helping patients who suffer from joint pain so that they can remain active and stay healthy. Dr. Shekhman comes to the Hartford community with extensive training at Internationally renowned medical programs for complex hip and knee orthopedic conditions.
After receiving his Bachelors of Science from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Shekhman earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, ranked 4th in the world for Clinical Medicine by U.S. News and World Report. He completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and received additional elective training in hip replacement surgery at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital in Exeter, England. Devoting a special interest in disorders of the hip and knee Dr. Shekhman went on to complete a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at The Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Shekhman specializes in disorders of the hip and knee with a focus on same-day outpatient joint replacements, partial, total and complex joint replacement, and minimally invasive surgery including hip and knee arthroscopy. He is one of the few surgeons in the region with expertise in Birmingham Hip Resurfacing as well as anterior hip replacements.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Board Certified
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member
Connecticut Orthopedic Society
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, Fellow
Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut, Assistant Professor
Dr. Shekhman is a partner at Orthopedic Associates of Hartford and leads Hartford Hospital’s Bone and Joint Institute’s destination orthopedics initiative while part of the Joint Replacement Service Line devoted to process and quality improvement initiatives. He enjoys teaching orthopedic residents and in 2013, Dr. Shekhman was honored by the Arthritis Foundation for his contributions to the Orthopedic community.
He lives in the Hartford area with his wife, 3 rambunctious boys and 2 Labrador Retrievers, and enjoys skiing, mountain biking and traveling.
Dr. Mark Shekhman sees patients in Orthopedic Associates of Hartford's Farmington, Glastonbury, and Rocky Hill offices.
Melissa is your first point of contact providing concierge care for as part of Dr. Mark Shekhman's team. A graduate of Porter and Chester Institute as a Medical Assistant, Melissa takes care of appointments, surgical scheduling and works in partnership with Dr. Shekhman. A native of Connecticut, Melissa lives in the Hartford area with her son, and is an artist.
Dr Shekhman and Melissa look forward to taking care of all your musculoskeletal needs and bringing in additional Orthopedic Associates of Hartford surgeons as needed.
On-Time Doctor Award
Recognition - 5 Year Honoree
Patient's Choice Award
U.S. News & World Report
5 Star Rating
Excellent Patient Experience Rating & High Volume
Experience in Hip Replacement Surgery
Castle Connolly - Regional Top Doctor 1st Edition
HealthGrades - Honor Roll (2021)
WebMD - 4.5 of 5 stars rating
J. Berry - April 2021
Outstanding and professional doctor.
D. Lowell - December 2020
I had an anterior total right hip replacement with Dr. Shekhman in September 2020 and was playing golf eight weeks later. I can’t say enough about the quality of the surgery, quick recovery, and physician follow up.
Partial knee replacement went very well. One year ago. Golfed more this year pain free than anytime in my life. Yes like others have stated he gets on you about your weight . In was annoying but guess what I lost 22 lbs because I knew he was right. I’ve kept it off.
P. Martin - July 2020
I had an anterior hip replacement in March 2020 . The surgery was easy and recovery quick and uneventful. I am 78 and must say that if I were of an age to want to wear a bikini, I would definitively recommend Dr. Shekhman. He is a master at stitching!
J. Kudej - February 2020
Dr. Shekhman and his staff are the best. I had left knee replacement Feb 6 2020 and on Feb 18 2020 I am moving around the house without a cane. The Doctor and his staff will listen to you and answer your questions. I would recommend them to everyone.