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Lauren E. Geaney, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, UConn Health
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
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UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-4037

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Foot & Ankle

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Dr. Lauren Geaney is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute at UConn Health. She completed both her medical training and orthopedic training at UConn. Dr. Geaney then completed her foot and ankle fellowship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland under the leadership of Dr. Mark Myerson.

Dr Geaney’s clinical practice focuses on the treatment of all foot and ankle problems. Her particular interests include arthritis of the foot and ankle, ankle instability and sports related injuries, tendonitis, fractures and forefoot deformities such as bunions and hammertoes. She is also active in research dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of foot and ankle pathology. Her goal is to provide personalized, quality care to find surgical and nonsurgical solutions for foot and ankle pain and deformity.

B.S.Villanova UniversityMathematics
B.S.Villanova UniversityComprehensive Sciences
M.D.UConn School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyUConn School of MedicineOrthopaedic Surgery
FellowshipFoot and Ankle Institute, Mercy Medical CenterFoot and Ankle

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
AOFAS Career Development Womens Leadership AwareAOFAS
Harry R Gossling Orthopaedic Surgery Educator of the Year Award
Faculty Spotlight, Winter EditionUConn Health
Butterfield Award, Given to the Chief Resident with Superior Performance in Trauma Service ManagementHartford Hospital
Johnson and Ethicon Endosurgery Award for Outstanding Research Presentation. "Kinematic Comparison of the Anteromedial Bundle and Posterolateral Bundles of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament"
James J. Markham Medallion, an honor awarded to one senior comprehensive sciences major who has achieved academic excellenceVillanova University
Presidential ScholarshipVillanova University
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Education CommitteeEducation CommitteeChairExternalInternational2022
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons - Vice Chair of Education CommitteeEducation CommitteeVice ChairExternalInternational2020
Foot and Ankle InternationalOtherExternalNational2019
AOFAS Allied Health Pre-Meeting Event Task ForceWorkshop/ConferenceExternalNational20192019
ABOS Graduate Medical Education Committee Surgical Skills Assessment Task ForceAdvisory CommitteeExternalNational20192019
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society - Young Physicians CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeExternalNational20172019
Connecticut Orthopedic SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationBoard MemberExternalState2016
Crimson Quality/Cost Performance ImprovementAdvisory CommitteeUConn HealthUniversity2016
Committee on Undergraduate Medical EducationEducation CommitteeBoard MemberUConn HealthUniversity2016
UConn Department of Orthopaedics Residency Selection CommitteeEducation CommitteeChairUniversity2016
Techniques in OrthopaedicsOtherExternalNational2015
Connecticut Podiatric Review CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalState2014
Clinical Competency CommitteeEducation CommitteeChairUConn HealthLocal2014
Orthopaedic Operating Room Equipment CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal2014
Clinical Chiefs GroupAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal2014
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCandidate MemberExternalNational2012
American Orthopaedic Association - Emerging Leaders ForumProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2012
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2012
Connecticut Orthopedic SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2010
American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2008
Vascular Surgery Chief Search CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeUConn HealthLocal
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Program CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCo-ChairExternalInternational2022
American Orthopedic AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberInternational
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberInternational

Clinical outcomes following reconstructive ankle surgery and ankle arthroscopy, biomechanical research evaluating fracture fixation.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Arthritic foot conditions
    Wolf M, Geaney L Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship: A Quick Reference Guide for Senior Medical Students 2017 Jul;443-449
  • Metatarsal Fractures
    Wolf M, Geaney L Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship: A Quick Reference Guide for Senior Medical Students 2017 Jun;393-398
  • Distal biceps repair.
    Geaney LE, Arciero RA, Romeo RA, Mazzocca AD Atlas of Essential Orthopedic Procedures e-book 2013 Jan;
  • Foot emergencies.
    Geaney LE, Evenchik B, Aronow M,Bruce D. Browner Musculoskeletal Emergencies: fractures, joint problems, soft tissue injuries, infections. 2012 Jan;275-319
  • The effects of PRP on tendon and ligament: Basic Science and Clinical Application.
    Lauren E. Geaney, MD, Robert A. Arciero, MD, Thomas M. DeBerardino, MD, Augustus D. Mazzocca, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 2011 Sep;160-164



  • Talar Osteochondral Autograft Transplant
    Jorgensen A, Edgar C, Geaney LE Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 2020 Dec;19(4):190-196
  • Repair of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures
    Singh H, Geaney L Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 2018 Jun;16(2):68-73
  • Management of posterior tibial tendon rupture with allograft reconstruction, osteotomy and peroneus brevis to longus transfer
    Lauren E Geaney, Mark S Myerson Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 2015 Sep;14(3):112-119
  • Open treatment of biceps tendon injuries: keyhole technique, subpectoral tenodesis technique and suture anchor technique.
    Geaney LE, Virk M, Mazzocca AD. AAOS Monograph Series: Disorders of the Proximal Biceps Tendon: Evaluation and Treatment. (Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) 2013 Jan;


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Paper Session 2: PCDF and FusionOtherAOFAS2023Big Sky, MT
A shifting Paradigm in HindfootOtherParagon 282023Big Sky, MT
Novastep Women's Leadership CourseOtherNovastep2022Tampa, FL
“Investigating the Presence of Connective Tissue Progenitor Cells within the Retrocalcaneal BursaOtherAOFAS2022Phoenix, AZ
Impact of E-Scooter Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 24 StudiesPosterMaryland Orthopedics Association2022
Prevalence of Change in Orthopaedic Subspecialty Fellowship Preference During Residency TrainingPosterAOA2022Providence, RI
MIS Algorithm: How I Approach it – Past, Present, FutureTalkAOFAS2022Phoenix, AZ
Characterization of Social Media Presence among Orthopedic Residency ProgramsPosterAOA2022Providence, RI
MIS and non-augmented repair: use the native tissueLectureAOFAS2022Zoom
Hormones and their impact on the MSK systemAOFAS2022Quebec City, Quebec
Clinical outcomes of Posterior Tibial Tendon Sheath Ultrasound- Guided InjectionsOtherAOFAS2022Quebec City, Quebec
Impact of E-Scooter Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 24 StudiesOtherAOFAS2022Quebec City, Quebec
Work Life BalanceLecturePerry Initiative2022Farmington, CT
Hindfoot fusion plating in practice: what is my approach now and why?LectureParagon 282022Charleston, SC
Syndesmotic Instability – advanced treatment algorithmsLectureParagon 282022Charleston, SC
Ankle Fractures – complex cases and best practicesLectureParagon 282022Charleston, SC
Cavovarus Foot DeformityLectureHarvard Foot and Ankle Fireside Chat2022Zoom
Paragon 28 Women’s Advanced Hindfoot CourseOtherParagon 282022Denver, CO
Paragon 28 Women’s Advance Hindfoot CoursePanel DiscussionParagon 282022Denver, CO
Moderator, Symposium II: Junior Resident to Senior Resident, 2021 Virtual Summer CORD Conference, June 12,2021.2021
Office Management of Common Foot and Ankle ProblemsLectureInfirmary UConn Storrs2020Storrs, CT
Foot and Ankle Injury in the AthleteLectureAthletic Department2020Storrs, CT
Operative Management and Imaging of Foot and Ankle TraumaLectureAOFAS Annual Meeting2019Chicago, IL
How you can build a successful practice as a female orthopedic surgeon in a traditional man’s worldLectureAOFAS Summer Meeting2018Boston, MA
Validation of the Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) Score as an Outcome Measure as Compared to the revised Foot Function Index (rFFI)PosterAOFAS Summer Meeting2017Boston, MA
Initial fibular displacement as a predictor of medial clear space widening in Weber B ankle fracturesPosterAOFAS2017Seattle, WA
The changing landscape of resident educationLectureHartford Orthopedic Forum2017Farmington, CT
First metatarsophalangeal contact properties are similar following proximal opening wedge and scarf osteotomiesPosterAOFAS Summer Meeting2016Toronto
Comparison of screw versus suture button fixation of syndesmotic injuries in a cadaveric malreduction model.OtherAOFAS Summer Meeting2014Chicago, IL
Graft fixation increases with anatomic tunnel positioning in acromioclavicular repairsOtherCT Orthopaedic Society2013Farmington, CT
Graft fixation increases with anatomic tunnel positioning in acromioclavicular repairsOtherClosed meeting of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons2012Sea Island, GA
Outcomes Following Conservative Treatment of Distal Bicep RupturesLectureClosed Meeting of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons2008Santa Barbara, CA
Comparison of Static Versus Continuous Strain Behavior in the Native ACLLectureArthroscopy Association of North America International Meeting2006
Comparison of Static Versus Continuous Strain Behavior in the Native ACLLectureArthroscopy Association of North America International Meeting2006
Evaluation of Strain with Three Different Methods of Tibial Fixation in Double Bundle ACL ReconstructionLectureACL Study Group International Meeting2006Honolulu, HA
Kinematic Comparison of the Anteromedial Bundle and Posterolateral Bundles of the Anterior Cruciate LigamentLectureUConn School of Medicine Medical/Dental Student Scientific Research Day Pre2006Farmington, CT