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.
Kayla Koza, PA-C is a Connecticut native. She graduated from the University of Hartford in 2010 with her bachelor degree in Radiologic Technology electing to take strong pre-med courses. She found her love for orthopedics after working as an x-ray technician and physical therapy rehabilitation technician. She then began to study physician assistant studies and graduated from Hofstra University in 2014.
Kayla joined Orthopedic Associates of Hartford in 2023. Prior to this she worked for Manchester Memorial Hospital for 8 years providing PA services for joint replacement surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery as well as trauma surgery. She has had various responsibilities including 1st assist in the operating room, 1st call to the emergency room for trauma as well as management for inpatient and outpatient orthopedic patients.
When not caring for her patients, Kayla is spending time with her husband and baby. In her spare time she enjoys the ocean, boating and snowmobiling in the winter.
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 two sons, 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.
499 Farmington Avenue, Suite 300
345 Western Boulevard
150 Enterprise Drive
29 Haynes Street
Kayla Koza, PA-C
Melissa Bermudez, MEA