Physician Profile

Cory M. Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
New England Musculoskeletal Institute
Overview:

Dr. Cory Edgar is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UConn Health Center. 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.

Office Locations:

New England Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
800-535-6232
860-679-7692
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Storrs Center
One Royce Circle, Suite 104
Mansfield, CT 06268
860-487-9200
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Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Undergraduate SchoolBenedictine UniversityMolecular and Cell Biology
Graduate SchoolBoston UniversityMolecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Medical SchoolBoston University School of MedicineMedicine
InternshipBoston University Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
ResidencyBoston University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryResident
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineOrthopaedic Sports Medicine
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
ORS/OREF/AAOS Research Funding Workshop: Strategies for Success - Awarded InviteeORS/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 InviteeAAOS/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
Research Interests:

Clinical Research:
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.

Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed Publications

Medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament: surgical anatomy and reconstruction technique to prevent patella instability. Fulkerson, John P; Edgar, Cory. (2013). Arthroscopy techniques, 2, (2), e125-8.

Current concepts in the treatment of acromioclavicular joint dislocations. Beitzel, Knut; Cote, Mark P; Apostolakos, John; Solovyova, Olga; Judson, Christopher H; Ziegler, Connor G; Edgar, Cory M; Imhoff, Andreas B; Arciero, Robert A; Mazzocca, Augustus D. (2013). Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 2, (29), 387-97.

Management of acute acromioclavicular joint dislocations: current concepts. Tauber, Mark. (2013). Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, 7, (133), 985-95.

Complications with MPFL reconstruction surgery. Edgar C, Tanaka, M. (2013). AAOS The Masters Experience: Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques. Series – Patella instability and Arthrosis. Series Editor – Dr. John Fulkerson,

Importance of BMP-2 and BMP Network on Osteoblastic Differentiation. Edgar, C. (2009).