Philip J. Mulieri, M.D./Ph.D., Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas

Shoulder and elbow surgery, including arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery, shoulder and elbow replacement, and complex shoulder and elbow surgery

Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified 2011)

Connecticut (2011)

Visiting Professor

Shoulder and Elbow Service (Dr. Bernard Morrey)
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Florida Orthopaedic Institute,
Tampa, FL


Orthopaedic Surgery
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA


General Surgery
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA


Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP),
Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University


PhD in Developmental Molecular Biology,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University,
New York, NY


BA in Chemistry (highest honors)
Lehigh University,
Bethlehem, PA


Danbury Hospital
Danbury, CT


Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC)
Danbury, CT

 Professional AFFILIATIONS:

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Connecticut Orthopaedic Society


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

  • Vitals America's Most Honored Professionals (2016-2018)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2016-2018)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice (2011-2018)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice 5 Year Honoree (2015-2018)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor (2012-2018)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree (2016-2018)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
 Research Experience:

Lehigh University:
Undergraduate Research:  physical organic chemistry; measuring diffusion rates of organic molecules through coal


Mount Sinai School of Medicine:
Research Rotation: cloning, expression, and purification of intracellular calcium channels – ryanodine and IP3 receptors


PhD Dissertation Research: 
Elucidating the role of two cell surface molecules, CAM-related, down-regulated by Oncogenes (CDO) and Brother of CDO (BOC), in cell determination and differentiation during embryonic development with emphasis on the central nervous and musculoskeletal systems.


Dissertation Title: Expression Analysis of cdo and boc During Murine Embryogenesis

Journal Articles

Otto RJ, Mulieri PJ, Cottrell BJ, Mighell MA.   Arthrodesis for failed total elbow arthroplasty with deep infection.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Mar;23(3):302-7.

Walker M, Willis MP, Brooks JP, Pupello D, Mulieri PJ, Frankle MA. The use of the reverse shoulder arthroplasty for treatment of failed total shoulder arthroplasty.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Apr;21(4):514-22.

Willis M, Min W, Mulieri PJ, Walker M, Pupello D, Frankle MA.  Proximal humeral malunion treated with reverse shoulder arthroplasty.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Apr;21(4):507-13.

Mulieri PJ, Dunning P, Klein SM, Pupello D, Frankle MA.  Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for the treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tear without glenohumeral arthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Nov;92(15):2544-56.

Jockel C, Mulieri P, Belsky M, Leslie B. Distal biceps tendon tears in women.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Jul;19(5):645-50.

Mulieri PJ, Holcomb JO, Dunning P, et al.  Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Jun;19(4):570-9.

Klein SM, Dunning P, Mulieri PJ,  Pupello D, Downes K, Frankle MA.  Effects of glenoid morphology on surgical technique and clinical outcomes in reverse shoulder arthroplasty.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 May;92(5):1144-54.

Festa A, Mulieri PJ, Spitz D, Newman J, Leslie B.  The effectiveness of MRI in detecting partial and complete distal biceps tendon rupture. J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Jan;35(1):77-83.

Mulieri PJ, Chacon A, Nelson C, Mighell MA.  Extended olecranon osteotomy for removal of a well-fixed, total elbow ulnar component. Tech Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009 Dec;10(4):140-145.

Zhang W, Mulieri PJ, Gaio U, Bae GU, Krauss RS, Kang JS. Ocular abnormalities in mice lacking the immunoglobulin superfamily member Cdo. FEBS J. 2009 Oct;276(20):5998-6010.

Mulieri PJ, Kang JS, Sassoon DA, Krauss RS. Expression of the boc gene during murine embryogenesis. Dev Dyn. 2002;223(3):379-88.

Kang JS, Mulieri PJ, Hu Y, Taliana L, Krauss RS. BOC, an Ig superfamily member, associates with CDO to positively regulate myogenic differentiation. EMBO J. 2002;21(1-2):114-24.

Mulieri PJ, Okada A, Sassoon DA, McConnell SK, Krauss RS. Developmental expression pattern of the cdo gene. Dev Dyn. 2000;219(1):40-9.

Kang JS, Mulieri PJ, Miller C, Sassoon DA, Krauss RS. CDO, a robo-related cell surface protein that mediates myogenic differentiation. J Cell Biol. 1998;143(2):403-13.

Harnick DJ, Jayaraman T, Ma Y, Mulieri PJ, Go LO, Marks AR. The human type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor from T lymphocytes. structure, localization, and tyrosine phosphorylation. J Biol Chem  1995;270(6):2833-40.

Book Chapters

Mighell MA, Frankle MA, Mulieri PJ.  Elbow arthroplasty for distal humeral
fractures—technique, pearls, and pitfalls. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. Levine WM, Ahmad CS (eds.). Elsevier (USA). March 2010;20(1):38-47.

Mulieri PJ, Frankle MA, Mighell MA.  Fractures of the olecranon and complex
fracture-dislocations of the proximal ulna and radial head. In Operative Elbow
Surgery. Stanley, D and Trail, I (eds.). Elsevier (UK). 2012.


Practice Welcomes Dr. Mulieri, Shoulder and Elbow Subspecialty Surgeon