Cory M. Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Dr. Cory Edgar is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UConn Health. A team physician for Boston University athletics, he was recruited back after serving as assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Edgar was a former sports medicine fellow at the UConn and has a strong research and academic interest. Dr. Edgar has a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology and established research activities in bone biology, cartilage healing and applications of stem cells for tissue healing. He is an outstanding educator with many invited lectureships and national level courses that he teaches. He most recently won the AOSSM research award and is considered a rising star in the sports medicine community.
Dr. Edgar’s clinical interests and expertise include primary and revision ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, meniscal transplantation, patella dislocations and instability, complex shoulder instability with bone loss, revision rotator cuff surgery, AC joint injuries, pectoralis tendon ruptures, distal biceps ruptures, ankle instability and talus OCD lesions.
Dr. Edgar continues to devote himself to improving the field of orthopaedics through research. A primary area of interest and expertise is the use of stem cells to enhance healing and graft incorporation in sports medicine. His research goal is to continue to explore and develop through a translational medical approach, the application of biologics and regenerative medicine to sports medicine issues.
Dr. Edgar is committed to education and patient care. His clinical interests, education, and experience enable him to care for patients with compassion and expertise.
Storrs Center Medical Services
One Royce Circle, Suite 104
Storrs, CT 06268
|Undergraduate School||Benedictine University||Molecular and Cell Biology|
|Graduate School||Boston University||Molecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry|
|Medical School||Boston University School of Medicine||Medicine|
|Internship||Boston University Medical Center||General Surgery|
|Residency||Boston University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery||Resident|
|Fellowship||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||Orthopaedic Sports Medicine|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|ORS/OREF/AAOS Research Funding Workshop: Strategies for Success - Awarded Invitee||ORS/OREF/AAOS|
|Arciero-Warner Resident/Fellow Research Award, NESES Annual Meeting: For the Paper "Biological Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Tears: From the OR back to the Lab"|
|AAOS/OREF/ORS - AANA Representative: Clinician Scholar Development Program - Awarded Invitee||AAOS/OREF/ORS|
|AOSSM Award: Research Mentoring Development Program, Mentor - Kurt Spindler (Vanderbilt University)||AOSSM|
|Marshall F. Urist Residency Research Award 2004: Molecular Mechanisms of PTH-Mediated Enhancement of Fracture Repair. Mentor: Dr. Einhorn Primary recipient: Sanjeev Kakar, M.D., Minor collaborator; Cory Edgar, MD PhD, 2004-2005|
|Resident/Fellow Essay Award Clinical Category, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Annual ANAA Meeting: For the Paper: "A Prospective Studay Comparing Autograft vs. Allograft Hamstrings for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction"||Arthroscopy Association of North America|
|Mehos Merit and Research Scholarship, 2000-2001 Academic Year|
|American Medical Association Education and Research Fellowship, 2000-2001 Academic Year|
- John Dempsey Hospital
Primary and revision ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, meniscal transplantation, patella dislocations and instability, complex shoulder instability with bone loss, revision rotator cuff surgery, AC joint injuries, pectoralis tendon ruptures, distal biceps ruptures, ankle instability and talus OCD lesions.
Basic Science Research:
Use of stem cells to enhance tendon to bone healing, meniscal transplant healing and longevity, rotator cuff healing. His research goal is continue to explore and develop through a translational medical approach, the application of biologics and regenerative medicine to sports medicine issues.