Our specialists each practice in a specific field of orthopedics, offering you the most precise level of expertise.

Sports Medicine, Surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip, Joint replacement surgery

Dr. Scott Bissell attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, graduating summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT. He then went on to complete his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Bissell completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the world renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. During his fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe, he had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Team Physician for many of Southern California’s professional sports teams including MLB (Dodgers and Angels), MLS (LA Galaxy), NBA (Los Angeles Lakers), WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks), NHL (LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks). While in fellowship, Dr. Bissell gained particular expertise in the evaluation and treatment of injuries in high-level throwing athletes.

Dr. Bissell is a specialist in orthopedic sports medicine with a specialty focus on arthroscopic and open surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, and Knee. He is a member of the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute (CMSI) at St. Francis and performs joint replacements at the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) at St. Francis.

He is a specialist in performing rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability surgery, knee ACL reconstructions, patellar instability surgery, and meniscus repairs. He frequently sees patients for second opinions. He has a specialty interest in treating clavicle fractures.

Dr. Bissell cares for a wide variety of injuries including:

  • Shoulder instability
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Elbow ligament and tendon injuries
  • Arthritis and joint replacement
  • Neck and back injuries/sprains/strains

Dr. Bissell looks to provide you with the information and tools with which to make the best decisions you can for your orthopedic needs. He works closely with other medical specialists and physical therapists to provide a comprehensive approach to your care.


Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA B.S., Biology 1995

Medical: University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT M.D. 1999

Residency: University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY Orthopaedic Surgery 1999

Fellowship: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA Orthopedic Sports Medicine 2004-2005

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Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester, CT
St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT

Surgical Center:

Connecticut Surgery Center, Hartford, CT
Glastonbury Surgery Center, Glastonbury, CT


University of Connecticut Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery – Clinical Associate, Farmington, CT
University of Connecticut Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Storrs, CT

Society memberships:

Connecticut Orthopedic Society
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)


ECHN Excellence in Surgical Care Award 2014
Consulting Physician Hartford Wolfpack (AHL).
Team Physician Windsor High School, Windsor Locks High School, Bloomfield High School, and Suffield High School.


Spending time with family, reading, and playing golf.

Dr. Bissell discussing sports injuries, minimally invasive surgeries, and stem cell injections on WTIC at the Travelers Championship 2018

Physician Assistant: Kristin Overton, PA-C

Kristin has been a Physician Assistant in orthopedics for 5 years working in conjunction with Dr. Wasserlauf and Dr. Bissell treating both sports related injuries as well as many general orthopedic problems. She is currently co-director of the Orthopedic Urgent Care in Bloomfield.

Kristin has previously worked in Neurosurgery for 15 years, in both the Hartford and New Haven areas, treating many spinal conditions. For the past 20 years she has been an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant Program.

She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Anatomy. She then graduated from Quinnipiac University, receiving her Physician Assistant certificate as well as a Masters degree in Health Science. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery.

She is involved in the community assisting in team coverage for local high schools as well as the University of Hartford athletics. In addition, she is a competitive triathlete competing in local, national and international events.

Kristin Overton