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J. Albert Diaz, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist | Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

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Dr. J. Albert Diaz

Tel: 203-797-1500
Ext: 9607
Fax: 203-730-9503

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Specialty Areas:
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Surgery

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Licenses:

J. Albert Diaz, MD is a specialist in the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Diaz completed his orthopaedic residency training at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and his sports medicine fellowship at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center where he served as Assistant Team Physician to the Minnesota Vikings and Timberwolves. He attended Dartmouth College and the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. Diaz is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He holds a dual appointment at Danbury Hospital and Danbury Surgical Center.

Dr. Diaz treats a variety of orthopaedic conditions and has a particular expertise in shoulder and knee injuries, as well as minimally invasive shoulder and knee arthroscopy. His approach favors non-operative treatment whenever possible. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Diaz works closely with his in-house physical therapy team to ensure optimal outcomes. In addition to sports-related problems, Dr. Diaz sees adults and children with general orthopaedic concerns such as fractures, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal complaints.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Resident: Orthopaedic Surgery, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Intern: Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA


  • Doctor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • BA in Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


  • America's Most Honored Professionals Top 10% (2017-2018)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2015-2016)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor (2016)

Team physicians for:

  • Bethel High School
  • Brien McMahon High School
  • Danbury High School
  • Danbury Westerners
  • Housatonic Valley Regional High School
  • Immaculate High School
  • Joel Barlow High School
  • Millbrook School
  • New Milford High School
  • Newtown High School
  • Norwalk High School
  • Ridgefield High School
  • SoNo Ice House
  • Staples High School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Weston High School
  • Wilton High School

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Conditions and Injuries treated:

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Conditions and Injuries treated:


  • Meniscus surgery and transplants
  • Cartilage restoration surgery
  • Patellofemoral surgery
  • ACL and revision ACL surgery
  • Complicated multiligament injuries
  • Knee fractures
  • Knee arthroscopy


  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Dislocations
  • Instability surgery
  • Shoulder and clavicle fractures
  • Labrum surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Throwing injuries


  • Hip arthroscopy


  • Ligament surgery
  • Tendon surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Throwing injuries

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