Katherine J. Coyner, M.D.Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Katherine Coyner, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UConn Health.
Dr. Coyner is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and holds an additional Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and is part of the UConn Sports Medicine Program. She is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Orthopedic Association’s Emerging Leaders Program.
Dr. Coyner earned her M.D. from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., and performed a fellowship in sports medicine at Duke University Medical Center. During her time at Duke, she served as a team physician for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the football team, and the women’s soccer team.
As part of the UConn’s Musculoskeletal Institute and Sports Medicine Program, Dr. Coyner provides advanced treatment and surgical options for patients with a wide range of sports-related injuries and conditions of the shoulder, hip, and knee. She is also a UConn team physician providing coverage at numerous collegiate sporting events.
Prior to coming to UConn she spent 6 years at UT Southwestern Medical Center and was the Assistant Team Orthopedic Surgeon to the NHL Dallas Stars and Head Team Physician for two local high schools, and she provided the official medical coverage for Denver Broncos Pro-Bowl cornerback Chris Harris’ Underdog Football Skills Academy. Dr. Coyner was previously the Assistant Team Physician to a minor league baseball team and a semi-pro women’s contact football team.
Dr. Coyner’s clinical interests and expertise include hip arthroscopy and treatment of femoroacetabular impingement, primary and revision ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, advanced cartilage restoration, complex shoulder instability, primary and revision rotator cuff surgery, pectoralis tendon ruptures, and distal bicep tears.
Dr. Coyner’s philosophy of care is that she listens to the patient's goals and you work together to develop a treatment plan that achieves these results.
|B.S.||University of Massachusetts||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|M.D.||Northeastern Ohio Medical University||Medicine|
|Residency||William Beaumont Hospital||Department of Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Fellowship||Duke University Medical Center||Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Outstanding Alumni of the Year||Belpre High School Alumni Association|
|Healthcare Project Award||Boys and Girls Club|
|Feagin Medical Scholar of John A. Feagin International Leadership||Duke University Medical Center|
|Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Educational Grant|
|Annual Resident Research Forum 2nd Place||Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
|Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Western Massachusetts High School McScholar Award Keynote Speaker|
|Nominated NCAA Female Athlete of the Year|
|First UMass Female Basketball Player to Score 1,000 Points and 500 Assists||University of Massaschusetts|
|Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Conference All-Academic Team|
|UMass Alumni Association Senior Leadership Award||University of Massachusetts Alumni Association|
|Verizon Academic All District I Women's Basketball First Team|
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|The Perry Initiative; Board of Directors||Professional/Scientific Organization||Treasurer||External||National||2016|
|The American Orthopaedic Association; Emerging Leaders Messenger (ELM) Editor Group||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2016|
|American Journal of Sports Medicine||Professional/Scientific Journal||Peer-Reviewer||External||National||2016|
|AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2016|
|Current Orthopaedic Practice Review Board||Professional/Scientific Organization||Peer-Reviewer||External||National||2015|
|American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Fellow Member||External||National||2014|
|Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2014|
|The Forum – Women in Orthopaedics||Professional/Scientific Organization||Participant||External||National||2014|
|John A. Feagin International Leadership, Duke University Medical Center - Durham, NC||Advisory Committee||Advisory Board||External||National||2013|
|Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program. UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2013||2014|
|Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Physician Panel||Advisory Committee||Participant||External||Regional||2012||2016|
|Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHL Dallas Stars||Professional/Scientific Organization||Assistant Surgeon||External||National||2012||2016|
|Piedmont Orthopaedic Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||Regional||2011|
|Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2011|
|American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM); Public Relations Committee||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2011|
|American Orthopaedic Association - Emerging Leaders Program||Member||External||National||2009|
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Life as an Orthopaedic Surgeon||Lecture||Perry Initiative Medical Student Outreach Program (MSOP)||2016||Philadelphia, PA|
|Pathways to Becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon||Lecture||Perry Initiative Medical Student Outreach Program (MSOP)||2016||Philadelphia, PA|
|The Life of an Orthopaedic Surgeon||Lecture||Boys and Girls Club||2016||Arlington, TX|
|Multiligament Knee Injuries||Lecture||The Forum 2016 Annual Meeting||2016||Phoenix, AZ|
|NCAA Youth Clinic Parent Panel||Lecture||Men’s NCAA Final Four||2016||Houston, TX|
|Pennsylvania Healthcare Diversity Summit-Panelist||Lecture||Pennsylvania Diversity Council||2015||Philadelphia, PA|
|Leadership Lessons in Healthcare: From an Orthopedic Surgeon’s Perspective||Lecture||The Diversity Speaker Series, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine||2015||Philadelphia, PA|
|Leadership Lessons in Healthcare: From an Orthopedic Surgeon’s Perspective||Lecture||The Diversity Speaker Series, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,||2015||Suwanee, GA|
|NCAA Youth Clinic Parent Panel||Lecture||Men’s NCAA Final Four||2014||Duncanville, TX|
|Keynote Speaker||Lecture||Nancy Lieberman Foundation Annual Gala||2013||Plano, TX|
|Becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon||Lecture||Vocational Enrichment Program, Pantego Christian Academy||2012||Pantego, TX|
|Hip Injuries in the Female Athlete||Lecture||DFW Sports Medicine Symposium||2012||Fort Worth, TX|
|Feagin Forum Small Group Facilitator||Lecture||John A. Feagin International Leadership Forum, Duke University||2012||Durham, NC|