Jeffrey M. Klauser, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon and the newest physician at Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC having joined the team in 2012 and opening the Shelton office. He has additional subspecialty training in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of sports related injuries in patients of all ages.
Dr. Klauser’s passion for team sports began at a young age while participating in community-sponsored athletics. Dr. Klauser has fond memories of the time he spent at Shelton High School where he lettered in football and basketball. It was during this time he witnessed first-hand the importance of quality medical treatment for young athletes. His love of sports along with his dedication to care for and serve his community is what ultimately led him to pursue his career in the field of sports medicine.
When surgery is necessary, Dr. Klauser often utilizes minimally invasive, arthroscopic techniques. This approach reduces post-operative recovery time and allows an early return to work and play. Dr. Klauser’s surgical interests include arthroscopic and open treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle injuries, as well as general orthopaedics.
Dr. Klauser received a bachelor of science in premed with a concentration in biopsychology and cognitive science at the University of Michigan. Dr. Klauser earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College, winning the alumni award for excellence in orthopaedics. He went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center.
Following the completion of his residency, Dr. Klauser was selected to become a sports medicine fellow under the tutelage of world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. While at the Andrews Institute, Dr. Klauser worked side-by-side with Dr. Andrews where he learned advanced techniques to care for the highest level of professional athlete and young amateur athletes alike. His team physician experience included the Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals, Auburn University, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, University of West Florida, and multiple high school sports teams, including the Under Armour All-American Team.
Dr. Klauser’s research includes studies on the treatment of rotator cuff injuries as well as complex knee trauma. He has served as faculty at both the ASMI Annual Injuries in Baseball and Football courses, and has served as an instructor at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has presented grand rounds several times at Albany Medical Center and at the Andrews Institute.
A native of Connecticut, Dr. Klauser resides in Shelton with his wife, Rachel, and their daughter, Olivia. His interests include spending time with his family, fishing, and golfing.