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Katherine J. Coyner, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Academic Office Location:
Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-6600
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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 MassachusettsBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
M.D.Northeastern Ohio Medical UniversityMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyWilliam Beaumont HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery
FellowshipDuke University Medical CenterSports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Outstanding Alumni of the YearBelpre High School Alumni Association
Healthcare Project AwardBoys and Girls Club
Feagin Medical Scholar of John A. Feagin International LeadershipDuke University Medical Center
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Educational Grant
Annual Resident Research Forum 2nd PlaceDetroit 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 AssistsUniversity of Massaschusetts
Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Conference All-Academic Team
UMass Alumni Association Senior Leadership AwardUniversity of Massachusetts Alumni Association
Verizon Academic All District I Women's Basketball First Team
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
The Perry Initiative; Board of DirectorsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationTreasurerExternalNational2016
The American Orthopaedic Association; Emerging Leaders Messenger (ELM) Editor GroupProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2016
American Journal of Sports MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalPeer-ReviewerExternalNational2016
AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional DevelopmentProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2016
Current Orthopaedic Practice Review BoardProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPeer-ReviewerExternalNational2015
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellow MemberExternalNational2014
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2014
The Forum – Women in OrthopaedicsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationParticipantExternalNational2014
John A. Feagin International Leadership, Duke University Medical Center - Durham, NCAdvisory CommitteeAdvisory BoardExternalNational2013
Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program. UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TXProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20132014
Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Physician PanelAdvisory CommitteeParticipantExternalRegional20122016
Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHL Dallas StarsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationAssistant SurgeonExternalNational20122016
Piedmont Orthopaedic SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2011
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM); Public Relations CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
American Orthopaedic Association - Emerging Leaders ProgramMemberExternalNational2009

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Lisfranc Injury
    Coyner KJ Sports Medicine for the Orthopaedic Resident 2016 Dec;451-457
  • Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
    Coyner KJ. Sports Medicine for the Orthopaedic Resident 2016 Dec;467-471
  • The Role of Osteotomy in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee
    Coyner KJ, Moorman, CT, III The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management 2nd Edition 2013 Dec;Chapter 25:355-359
  • Thigh Contusions; Acute Compartment Syndrome and Sequelae of Hamstring Strains
    Coyner KJ, Garrett WE Jr: The Olympic Manual of Sports Injuries. Chapter 11 Thigh. 2011 Dec;
  • Foot and Ankle
    Coyner KJ, Joseph Guettler Praeger Handbook of Sports Medicine and Athlete Health Volume Two, Athlete Health, Injuries, and Prevention, 2010 Dec;Chapter 9: 181-197


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Life as an Orthopaedic SurgeonLecturePerry Initiative Medical Student Outreach Program (MSOP)2016Philadelphia, PA
Pathways to Becoming an Orthopaedic SurgeonLecturePerry Initiative Medical Student Outreach Program (MSOP)2016Philadelphia, PA
The Life of an Orthopaedic SurgeonLectureBoys and Girls Club2016Arlington, TX
Multiligament Knee InjuriesLectureThe Forum 2016 Annual Meeting2016Phoenix, AZ
NCAA Youth Clinic Parent PanelLectureMen’s NCAA Final Four2016Houston, TX
Pennsylvania Healthcare Diversity Summit-PanelistLecturePennsylvania Diversity Council2015Philadelphia, PA
Leadership Lessons in Healthcare: From an Orthopedic Surgeon’s PerspectiveLectureThe Diversity Speaker Series, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine2015Philadelphia, PA
Leadership Lessons in Healthcare: From an Orthopedic Surgeon’s PerspectiveLectureThe Diversity Speaker Series, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,2015Suwanee, GA
NCAA Youth Clinic Parent PanelLectureMen’s NCAA Final Four2014Duncanville, TX
Keynote SpeakerLectureNancy Lieberman Foundation Annual Gala2013Plano, TX
Becoming an Orthopaedic SurgeonLectureVocational Enrichment Program, Pantego Christian Academy2012Pantego, TX
Hip Injuries in the Female AthleteLectureDFW Sports Medicine Symposium2012Fort Worth, TX
Feagin Forum Small Group FacilitatorLectureJohn A. Feagin International Leadership Forum, Duke University2012Durham, NC