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Katherine J. Coyner, M.D.

Associate 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 associate 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.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.University of MassachusettsBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
M.D.Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityMedicine

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

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Connecticut Science Center Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award Nominee
2020 Women of Innovation® (WOI) Finalist in the Inspiring STEM Equitability Award
UConn School of Medicine Group on Women in Medicine and Science Recognition AwardUConn School of Medicine
2019 Women of Innovation (WOI) Finalist in the Inspiring STEM Equitability AwardWomen of Innovation
UMass Distinguished Achievement Award
Distinguished Achievement AwardUniversity of Massachusetts
Finalist in the Academic Innovation and Leadership CategoryWomen of Innovation (WOI)
Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Legends Class of 2017A10 Conference
Outstanding Alumni of the Year 2016Belpre 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
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)Active MemberInternational2020
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - Technology CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationNational2019
UConn Orthopaedic Department Academic Enhancement Fund CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeUniversity2019
UConn Health OB/GYN Review CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeUConn HealthUniversity20192019
Faculty Marshal UConn School of Medicine GraduationOtherUniversity20192019
UConn Health Dragon Medical One Physician ChampionOtherUConn HealthLocal20182018
Head Team Physician, Canton High School, Canton, CTOtherLocal2018
Fellow Member- The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)- InvitedProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExternalNational2018
Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship Research DirectorOtherResearch DirectorUConn HealthLocal20182019
American Orthopaedic AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2018
AAOS Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy Program Committee - AppointedEducation CommitteeExternalNational20172020
CME for Journal of Bone and Joint SurgeryEditorial BoardAssociated EditorExternalNational2017
Family Medicine Sports Fellowship Site Director at Mohegan SunOtherFellowship Site DirectorLocal20172019
Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, WNBA - Connecticut SunOtherHead Team Orthopaedic SurgeonExternalNational20172019
Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, National Lacrosse League - New England Black WolvesOtherAssistant Team Orthopaedic SurgeonExternalState20172019
Medical Coverage of Boys' & Girls' Connecticut High School Basketball State TournamentOtherExternalState20172017
Orthopaedic Team Surgeon UConn HuskiesOtherTeam SurgeonLocal2017
Opioid Task ForceAdvisory CommitteeUConn HealthLocal2017
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
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Research Director, UConn Musculoskeletal InstituteOtherResearch DirectorLocal2016
Head Team Physician, MacArthur High School, Irving, TXOtherHead Team PhysicianLocal20162016
Current Orthopaedic Practice Review BoardProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPeer-ReviewerExternalNational2015
The Perry InitiativeAdvisory CommitteeBoard of DirectorsNational2015
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
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellow MemberNational2014
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)Professional/Scientific OrganizationActive MemberNational2014
Woman in OrthopaedicsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationThe ForumNational2014
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
Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHL Dallas StarsOtherAssistant Team Orthopaedic SurgeonState20122016
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
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) AOA leadership activities and program participation, significant leadership in non-orthopaedic organizations.LeaderNational

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
  • Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery: Ligament Reconstruction in the Knee
    Coyner, Katherine J; Friedman, Jamie; Pavano, C; 105-122
  • Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery: Ligament Reconstruction in the Knee In: Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery.
    Coyner K, Friedman J, Pavano C. Mazzocca A, Lindsay A, (eds). Elsevier. 2019 Coyner K, Friedman J, Pavano C. Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery: Ligament Reconstruction in the Knee In: Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery. Mazzocca A, Lindsay A, (eds). Elsevier. 2019

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Nov 2, 2020: +Sports Medicine Cases & Conversations: An Interactive Fellows Course Smith & Nephew Medical Education Global BroadcastLectureSmith & Nephew2020
May 6, 2020: Smith & Nephew Webinar-Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability Procedural ConsiderationsLectureSmith & Nephew2020
Nov 4, 2020: Common Office Sports Medicine and Workplace Knee Injuries-Department of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Occupational Medicine Colloquium Series. VirtualLecture2020
Oct 28, 2020: Arthroscopic Hip Abductor Repair Bioskills Lab Demonstration-Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
Oct 16, 2020: OITE Review: Sports MedicineLectureUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2020Farmington, CT
Oct 15, 2020: Hip Arthroscopy Bioskills Lab Demonstration-Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
Feb 21, 2020: Hip Arthroscopy Bioskills Lab Demonstration-Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
July 17, 2020: Core Curriculum: Knee Physical Exam & Cadaveric DissectionLectureUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2020Farmington, CT
July 9, 2020: Hip Arthroscopy Bioskills Lab Demonstration-Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
June 14, 2020: 4th Year Medical Student Boot Camp-Introduction to the OR; Surgical Instruments & OR EtiquetteLectureUConn Orthopaedic2020Farmington, CT
May 14, 2020: Hip Arthroscopy Bioskills Lab Demonstration-Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
April 15, 2020 Hip Pain in Young Patients- Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
April 10, 2020 Shoulder Arthroscopy: Remplissage Bioskills Lab Demonstration-Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
April 3, 2020: Meniscal Root Repair Lab Demonstration-Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
March 2, 2020: Hip Arthroscopy Bioskills Lab Demonstration-Fellowship DidacticsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Fellowship Conference2020Farmington, CT
Hip IndicationsLectureUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2019Farmington, CT
Common Office Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Lower Extremity ProblemsLectureUConn Department of Family Practice2019Farmington, CT
Maximizing Patient OutcomeLectureArthrex Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum 20192019Naples, FL
Injuries in the Female Athlete - How to Recognize and TreatLectureThe AOSSM 2019 Annual Meeting2019Boston, MA
Cutting Edge 2019 Shoulder and Elbow Sports Surgery: An Open and Arthroscopic Journey to Treat Common and Advanced Conditions of the Shoulder and Elbow.LectureAOSSM Surgical Skills Instructor and Panelist2019Chicago, IL
Women in Sports MedicineLectureArthrex Women's Network Speaker Series2019Naples, FL
Optimizing Patient SatisfactionLectureWINS: Women IN Sports Medicine - Faculty & Lab Instructor2019Naples, FL
AC Joint Stabilization: When and HowLectureWINS: Women IN Sports Medicine - Faculty & Lab Instructor2019Naples, FL
Remplissage to Compliment Traditional Labral RepairLectureWINS: Women IN Sports Medicine - Faculty & Lab Instructor2019Naples, FL
Complex Cases and Controversies in ACL Repair and Reconstruction Panel Discussion - ModeratorLectureWINS: Women IN Sports Medicine2019Naples, FL
Dubs in Scrubs PodcastOtherJohnson & Johnson Institute2019
Leadership Lessons Learned from Orthopaedic SurgeonsLectureFeagin Leadership Program West Point Session2018West Point, NY
Optimizing Patient SatisfactionWINS: Women IN Sports Medicine2018Naples, FL
Sports Medicine III (352-366); Hip Joint InjuriesAAOS Annual Meeting2018New Orleans, LA
Active 60y/o female with acute hip pain, labral tear with OA: labral repair vs. Total Hip.OtherNew England Orthopaedic Society 2018 Spring Meeting2018Marwich, MA
Orthopaedic Women's IssuesPanel DiscussionNew England Orthopaedic Society 2018 Spring Meeting2018Harwich, MA
Why Won't this Shoulder Move? Managing the Stiff ShoulderOtherNew England Shoulder & Elbow Society (NESES) Annual Meeting2018Jay Peak, VT
Practice Habits: Managing your online reputation & Orthopaedic Contract NegotiationsUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2018Farminton, CT
Practice Habits: Importance of Op Notes, Correct Coding & DictationsUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2018Farminton, CT
"Female Surgeons"OtherUConn School of Medicine Women in Surgery Interest Group (WISIG)2018Farmington, CT
Articular Cartilage Injuries & Surgical ManagementUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2018Farmington, CT
The Post-Meniscectomized Knee With Continued Pain, What Do We Do?Lecture1st Annual International Sports Medicine Symposium2017Avon, CT
ESPNW Campus ConversationsPanel DiscussionUMass2017Amherst, MA
OITE Review: Sports MedicineLectureUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2017Farmington, CT
Current Concepts in FAI & Hip ArthroscopyLectureAdvanced Physical Therapy2017Farmington, CT
Hip IndicationsLectureUconn Orthopaedic Education Conference2017Farmington, CT
Common Office Orthopaedic Sports Medicine ProblemsLectureUconn Department of Family Practice2017Farmington, CT
Common Office Orthopaedic Sports Medicine ProblemsLectureUConn Department of Medicine Grand Rounds2017Farmington, CT
Scapula, Clavicle and Acromiaclavicular & Sternoclavicular Joint InjuriesLectureUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2017Farmington, CT
Shoulder InstabilityLectureUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2017Farmington, CT
Orthopaedic Operative CodingLectureUConn Orthopaedic Education Conference2017Farmington, CT
Current Concepts of FAI & Hip ArthroscopyLectureSelect Physical Therapy2017Kensington, CT
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: Impact of Delayed Presentation of Intra-Articular Injuries.PosterArthroscopy Association of North America2017Denver, CO
To Inject or Not to Inject: A Case Study.PosterConnecticut Chapter American College of Physicians2017Southington, CT
The Perry Initiative: Inspiring Young Women to be Leaders in Orthopaedics & EngineeringUConn Health Group on Women in Medicine and Science Lunch & Learn Seminar2017Farmington, CT
The Perry Initiative: Insipiring Young Women to be Leaders in Orthopaedics & EngineeringLectureUConn Health Group on Women in Medicine and Science Lunch and Learn Seminar2017Uconn Health
Leveraging your athletic experience at UMass: A discussion on leadership and understanding your valueLectureUMass2016Amherst, MA
Patellofemoral Disorders and TreatmentLectureUTSW Medical Center Family Practice2016Dallas, TX
What does it mean for an organization to have a commitment to providing culturally competent care?LectureGreater Dallas Healthcare Diversity Summit2016Dallas, TX
Surgical Treatment of Chondral Injuries of the KneeLectureAMSS Traveling Fellowship Program2016Dallas, TX
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: Impact of Delayed Presentation on Intra-Articular Injuries.OtherSouthern Orthopaedic Association2016Naples, FL
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
Reconstruction of the ACL Using an All-Inside Minimally Invasive Surgical Techique.OtherMichigan Orthopaedic Society2009Mackinac Island, MI
Reconstruction of the ACL Using an All-Inside Minimally Invasive Surgical TechiqueOtherDetroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Forum2009Troy, MI
Contact Pressure Properties of Osteochondral Defects of the Knee: The Effect of Non-Vertical Walls.OtherMid-American Orthopaedic Association2009Amelia Island, FL
Contact Pressure Properties of Osteochondral Defects of the Knee: The Effect of Non-Vertical Walls.OtherArthroscopy Association of North America2009San Diego, CA
Contact Pressure Properties of Osteochondral Defects of the Knee: The Effect of Non-Vertical Walls.OtherAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2009Las Vegas, NV
Reconstruction of the ACL Using an All-Inside Minimally Invasive Surgical Techique.OtherAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2009Las Vegas, NV
Reconstruction of the ACL Using an All-Inside Minimally Invasive Surgical Techique.OtherMid-American Orthopaedic Association2009Amelia Island, FL
Contact Pressure Properties of Osteochondral Defects of the Knee: The Effect of Non-Vertical Walls.OtherMichigan Orthopaedic Society2008Mackinac Island, MI
Contact Pressure Properties of Osteochondral Defects of the Knee: The Effect of Non-Vertical Walls.OtherDetroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Forum2008Troy, MI
Reconstruction of the ACL Using an All-Inside Minimally Invasive Surgical Techique.OtherMichigan Orthopaedic Sosiety2008Mackinac Island, MI