Physician Profile

Vinayak Sathe, M.D., M.S., F.R.C.S.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute

Dr. Sathe is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute. Dr. Sathe has trained extensively in the United States including a foot and ankle fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston as well as a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. He has completed a third fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine and surgery at Kentucky Sports Medicine Clinic in Lexington. He is a fellow of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and has a Master’s Degree in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Sathe’s clinical focus is on the treatment of all foot and ankle disorders, including bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, complex deformities, arthroscopic procedures, nerve and tendon injuries, fractures, and sports injuries to the foot and ankle.

Dr. Sathe is committed to education and training along with clinical research. He has been on Hartford Magazine's Top Doctors list for the last two years.

Office Locations:

Orthopaedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Orthopaedic Surgery
2 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT 06001

Orthopaedic Surgery
1115 West Street
Southington, CT 06489

Board Certifications:
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Trauma and Orthopedics
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolSir Parshurambhau CollegePremed
Medical SchoolB.J.Medical College & UniversityMedicine and Surgery
Graduate SchoolUniversity of PuneOrthopedics
ResidencySassoon General Hospital & University of Pune Orthopedic Residency Training for Masters Degree In Orthopaedic Surgery
ResidencyUniversity Group of Hospitals National Health Service TrustOrthopedic Surgery
FellowshipKentucky Sports Medicine ClinicArthroscopy & Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
FellowshipBaylor College of Medicine-HoustonFoot/Ankle Surgery
Residency Pilgrim Hospital, United Lincolnshire National Health Service TrustOrthopedic surgery
FellowshipDivision of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Foot/Ankle Surgery
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Clinical Interests:

Flat foot reconstruction, bunions

Research Interests:

Non-union, outcome studies

Languages Other than English:
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

The use of intramedullary nails in tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. Thomas, Ruth L; Sathe, Vinayak; Habib, Syed I. (2012). The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1, (20), 1-7.

Acute effects of the Protonics system on patellofemoral alignment: an MRI study. Sathe, Vinayak M; Ireland, Mary Lloyd; Ballantyne, Bryon T; Quick, Nancy E; McClay, Irene S. (2002). Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA, 1, (10), 44-8.

Knee Pain/Locking –Water Skiing. Sathe VM, Ireland ML. (1999). Official Journal of American College of Sports Medicine, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 5 Supplement, (31), S397.