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Deena Casiero, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine
UConn Head Team Physician
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Academic Office Location:
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-4037

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Dr. Deena Casiero has a wide variety of experience in sports medicine on both the professional and collegiate level. She currently serves as the director of sports medicine and head team physician at the University of Connecticut.

Previously she has served as the head team physician and medical director of Hofstra University and also served as a tournament physician and director of player medical services for the United States Open Tennis Championship. She was the assistant team physician for the NHL’s New York Islanders from 2010-2015.

Dr. Casiero received her undergraduate degree in athletic training from Springfield College in 1999 and took pre-medical preparation classwork at Stony Brook University before graduating with a medical degree from New York Medical College in 2006. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx in 2009, and her sports medicine fellowship at UConn Health in 2010.

In addition to her work with the U.S. Open, the New York Islanders and Hofstra University she has also provided coverage for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA, Hartford Public High School, Sports Medicine and Sciences Academy in Hartford and the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL. She served as a medical consultant for the USA Women’s 7’s Rugby team from 2010 to 2013.

She was an assistant athletic trainer at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York, from 2000 to 2002 and head athletic trainer at Mattituck High School in Mattituck, New York, from 1999 to 2000.

Dr. Casiero is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

M.D.New York Medical CollegeMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyMontefiore Medical CenterInternal Medicine
FellowshipUConn School of MedicineDepartment of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Outstanding House Officer AwardMontefiore Medical Center
Cor et Manus AwardNew York Medical College

Acute sports related injuries of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle
Overuse injuries in young athletes
Sports related concussion