OrthoConnecticut
 

D. Ross Henshaw, M.D., Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Shoulder, Knee and Hip Surgery,
Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (2007)
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine (2008)
Licensure

Connecticut (2003)
New York (2003)

 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:
Fellowship
8/2003 - 8/2005

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Chief Resident
2002 - 2003

Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University
New York, NY

Resident
1999 - 2003

Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University
New York, NY

Internship
7/1998 - 6/1999

Department of Surgery
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, NY

 EDUCATION:
Medical
1994 - 1998

Doctor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Postbaccalaureate
1991 - 1992

Premedical Program
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA

Undergraduate
1987 - 1991

BA in Psychology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

 HOSPITAL & SURGICAL CENTER AFFILIATIONS:
2005 - Present Danbury Hospital
Danbury, CT
Chief, Section of Orthopedic Surgery
Present

Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC)
Danbury, CT

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Fairfield County Medical Association

 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:
Present 

Private Practice, OrthoConnecticut
(formerly Danbury Orthopedics)
Danbury, CT

 AWARDS:
 
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2017)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2012-2013, 2019)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area's Top Doctors (2011-2018)
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro 5th Anniversary (2015)
  • Connecticut Magazine's Top Doctor (2014-2017)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor (2017-2019)
  • Fairfield Magazine Top Doctors (2016)
  • US News and World Report, Top Doctor
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
 HONORS:
2005

New Investigator Research Award Finalist, Orthopaedic Research Society

2003

Chief Resident (selected), New York Orthopaedic Hospital

2002, 2003 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Honorable Mention
2001

Harrison McLaughlin MD Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery

1998

Rosamond Kane Cummins Award for Academic Excellence
Kindness and Devotion to Patients

1989 - 1991

Outstanding Academic Achievement
Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics

1990

National Honor Society in Psychology

1988 - 1991

Dean's List, Johns Hopkins University

 TEAM COVERAGE:
Present

Team Physician
Danbury High School
Danbury, CT

Present

Team Physician
John Jay High School
Cross River, NY

2005

Assistant Team Physician
New York Mets

2003

Coordinator of Medical Office
Yankee Stadium

2003 - 2005

Iona College
Assistant Team Physician

2004

Visa American Cup
USA Gymnastics Assistant Physician

2004

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament
Assistant Physician
Baltimore, MD

2004

US Open Tennis Tournament
USTA Orthopaedic Consultant
Flushing Meadows, NY
Director: David M. Dines, M.D.

 PUBLICATIONS:
 

Attia, E., Brown, H., Henshaw, R., Geroge, S., Hannafin, J.A. Patterns of gene expression in a rabbit partial anterior cruciate ligament transection model: the potential role of mechanical forces. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2010 Feb;38(2):348-56.

Sperling, J.W., Steinmann, S.P., Cordasco, F.A., Henshaw, D.R., Coons, D.A., Burkhead, W.Z. Shoulder arthritis in the young adult: arthroscopy to arthroplasty. Instructional Course Lecture, 2006;55:67-74.

Hannafin, J.A., Attia, E.A., Henshaw, R., Warren, R.F., Bhargava, M.M. Effect of cyclic strain and plating matrix on cell proliferation and integrin expression by ligament fibroblasts. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2006 Feb;24(2):149-58.

Henshaw, D.R. and Cordasco, F.A. Arthroscopic debridement for glenohumeral arthritis: indications technique and results. Instructional Course Lecture.

Henshaw, D.R., Attia, E., Bhargava, M., Hannafin, J.A. Canine ACL fibroblast integrin expression and cell alignment in response to cyclic tensile strain in three-dimensional collagen gels. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2006 Mar;24(3):481-90.

Hannafin, J.A., Attia, E.A., Henshaw, R., Warren, R.F., Bhargava, M.M. Effect of cyclic strain and plating matrix on cell proliferation and integrin expression by ligament fibroblasts. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2006 Feb;24(2):149-58.

Henshaw, D.R., Murthi, A.M. and Levine, W.M. Percutaneus pins versus ORIF, or is humeral head replacement better? Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, 12(4): August, 2001.

Hung, C.T., Henshaw, D.R., Wand, C.C., Mauck, R.L. Raia, F., Palmer, G., Chao, P.H., Mow, V.C., Radcliffe, T.A. and Valhmu, W.B. Mitogen activated protein kinase signaling in bovine articular chondrocytes in response to fluid flow does not require calcium mobilization. J Biochemistry, 33(1):73-80, 2000.

Beal, M.F., Brouillet, E., Jenkins, B.G., Henshaw, R., Rosen, B.R. and Hyman, B.T. Age-dependent striatal lesions produced by the endogenous mitochondrial inhibitor malonate. Journal of Neurochemistry, 61:1147-1150, 1993.

Henshaw, R., Jenkins, B.G., Schulz, J.B., Ferrante, R.J., Kowall, N.W., Rosen, B.R. and Beal, M.F. Malonate produces striatal lesions by indirect NMDA receptor activation. Brain Research. 647(1):161-6, 1994.

Kirschner, P., Henshaw, R., Finklestein, S., Schulz, J.B. and Beal, M.F. Basic fibroblast growth factor protects against excitotoxicity and chemical hypoxia in both neonatal and adult rats. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 15(4):619-23 1994.

Schulz, J.B., Henshaw, R., Jenkins, B.G., Ferrante, R.B., Kowall, N.W., Rosen, B.R. and Beal, M.F. 3-Acetylpyridine produces age-dependent excitotoxic lesions in rat striatum. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 14(6):1024-9, 1994.

Brouillet, E., Hyman, B.T., Jenkins, B.G., Henshaw, R., Srivastava, R., Rosen, B.R. and Beal, M.F. Systemic or local administration of azide produces striatal lesions by an energy impairment-induced excitotoxic mechanism. Experimental Neurology. 129(2): 175-82, 1994.

Brouillet, E., Henshaw, D.R., Schulz, J.B. and Beal, M.F. Aminooxyacetic acid striatal lesions attenuated by 1,3-butanediol and coenzyme Q10. Neuroscience Letters. 177(1-2):58-62, 1994.

Beal M.F., Henshaw, D.R., Jenkins, B.G., Rosen, B.R. and Schulz, J.B. Coenzyme Q10 and nicotinamide block striatal lesions produced by the mitochondrial toxin malonate. Annals of Neurology, 36(6):882-8, 1994.

Schulz, J.B., Henshaw, R., Siewick, D., Jenkins, B.G., Ferrante R.J., Cipolloni, B., Kowall, N.W. and Beal, M.F. Involvement of free radicals in excitotoxicity in vivo. Journal of Neurochemistry, 64(5):2239-47, 1995.

Schulz, J.B., Henshaw, D.R., Matthews, R.T., and Beal, M.F. Coenzyme Q and nicotinamide and a free radical spin trap protect against MPTP neurotoxicity. Experimental Neurology, 132(2): 279-83, 1995.

Beal M.F., Ferrante, R.J., Henshaw, R., Matthews, R.T., Chan, P.H., Kowall, N.W., Epstein, C.J. and Schulz, J.B. 3-Nitropropionic acid neurotoxicity is attenuated in copper/zinc superoxide dismutase transgenic mice. Journal of Neurochemistry, 65: 919-922, 1995.

Schulz, J.B., Matthews, R.T., Jenkins, B.G., Ferrante, R.J., Siwek, D., Henshaw, D.R., Cipolloni, B.P., Meccoci, P., Kowall, N.W., Rosen, B.R. and Beal, M.F. Blockade of neuronal nitric oxide synthase protects against excitotoxicity in vivo. Journal of
Neuroscience, 15(12):8419-8429, 1995.

Schulz, J.B., Matthews, R.T., Henshaw, D.R. and Beal, M.F. Neuroprotective strategies for lesions produced by mitochondrial toxins: implications for neurodegenerative diseases. Neuroscience, 71(4) 1043-1048, 1996.

Schulz, J.B., Henshaw, D.R., MacGarvey, U. and Beal, M.F. Involvement of oxidative stress in 3-nitropropionic acid neurotoxicity. Neurochemistry International, 29(2) 167-171, 1996.

 PRESENTATIONS:
 

Henshaw, D.R., Attia, E.A., Bhargava, M. and Hannafin, J.A. Anterior cruciate ligament tissue engineering: Canine ACL fibroblast integrin expression. New Investigator Research Award Finalist Presentation. Orthopaedic Research Society 5th Annual Combined Meeting, Banff, Canada. 2004

Henshaw, D.R., Attia, E.A., Bhargava, M. and Hannafin, J.A. Anterior cruciate ligament tissue engineering: Canine ACL fibroblast integrin expression and histology in synthetic ACL grafts. Scientific Exhibit. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Washington, D.C. 2005.

Henshaw, D.R. Articular Cartilage: Structure, Function and Response to Injury. Program Faculty: Articular Cartilage Repair Strategies: A Comprehensive Review. Hospital for Special Surgery, Continuing Medical Education. December, 2004.

Freehill, M.Q., Henshaw, D.R., Lee, F., Dick, H.M. and Bigliani, L.U. Prosthetic reconstruction for proximal humerus tumors. Poster presentation American Orthopaedic Association annual meeting, June 2001.

 Abstracts:
 

Henshaw, D.R., Attia, E.A., Bhargava, M. and Hannafin, J.A.. Anterior cruciate ligament tissue engineering: Canine ACL fibroblast integrin expression. Orthopaedic Research Society 5th Annual Combined Meeting, Banff, Canada. 2004

Henshaw, D.R., Canine Fibroblast Integrin Expression and Histology in Synthetic ACL Grafts. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2005.

Jenkins, B.G., Henshaw, R., Brouillet, E., Beal, M.F. and Rosen, B.R., Energy impairment produces excitotoxic lesions. Spectroscopic imaging in models of neurodegeneration, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 1993.

Beal, M.F., Brouillet, E., Jenkins, B., Henshaw, R., Rosen, B. and Hyman, B.T., Age-dependent striatal excitotoxic lesions produced by the endogenous mitochondrial inhibitor malonate in vivo. Soc Neurosci Abstr 19(2):1502, 1993.

 Book Chapters:
 

Henshaw, D.R. and Rodeo, S.A. Ankle Instability. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Online.

Henshaw, D.R., Craig, E.V. Disorders of the Rotator Cuff. Waldman, S. Editor.
Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA. 2nd ed., 2011. Print.

Henshaw, D.R., Willis A.G., Craig, E.V. Orthopaedic Implants: Applications,
Complications and Management. Lindsey, RW and Zbigiew, G, Editors.
Marcel-Dekker, Inc. 2001. Print.

Henshaw, D.R. and Rodeo, S.A. Non-Interference Screw Bone Block Fixation Devices. In Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Delee and Drez, D, Editors. 2004. Print.

 EXTRACURRICULAR:
College and Medical School

Varsity Lacrosse, Johns Hopkins University
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Haverford College
Big Brother Society of Baltimore County
"Doc" Ice Hockey Club