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Sports Medicine | Surgery of the shoulder and knee

Offices: Enfield, Rocky Hill

Dr. Jay Kimmel is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England, and the Co-Director of the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute. He is an attending at St. Francis Hospital and Johnson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kimmel attended Cornell University in New York and then the University of Rochester where he earned his doctorate in medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where he trained with some of the pioneers in shoulder surgery. He then went on to do a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Temple University Center for Sports Medicine in Philadelphia where he participated in the care of the Temple athletes.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is Board-certified in Orthopedic surgery. He recently re-certified in 2013. Dr. Kimmel specializes in Sports Medicine with emphasis on shoulder and knee injuries. He is a member of the exclusive American Academy of Sports Medicine, whose members have demonstrated by their training and practice a thorough knowledge and commitment to sports medicine. Dr. Kimmel has earned the Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports medicine given by the American Board of Orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Kimmel is the co-director of the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute (CSMI) at St Francis hospital. He is actively involved in the development of this Institute. CSMI will bring the principles of sports medicine to the local community.

He is the team physician for several schools, including: Enfield High, Stafford Springs High and Suffield Academy. He is also the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for Bay Path University, and the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Dr. Kimmel enjoys teaching and is actively involved in teaching in both the Department of Family Medicine residency program at St. Francis Hospital and the orthopedic residency program at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kimmel’s excellence in teaching was recently recognized by St. Francis Hospital as he was selected as a St. Francis Faculty Fellow.

He has been a pioneer in the use of ultrasound in the orthopedic office setting to guide injections. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in this area who has passed the American Registry for Diagnostic Ultrasound Examination and is Certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. He is a member of the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine.

His team includes Alaina Miele, PA-C, who assists Dr. Kimmel in the operating room and in the office. Dr. Kimmel and Alaina see patients in our Enfield and Rocky Hill offices.

He lives with his wife and two daughters in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. In his spare time, he continues to work on his tennis game.


Undergraduate: BA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Cum Laude, Distinction in all subjects, 1981

Medical School: University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY, 1986

Internship: University of Rochester, NY, 1986

Residency: University of Rochester, Department of Surgery, Rochester, NY, 1987

Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, New York, NY, 1990

Fellowship: Temple University, Center for Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1991

Physical Therapy Protocols: Dr. Kimmel

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See Dr. Kimmel interviewed on Better Connecticut, discussing Advanced Orthopedics and his treatment of a sports patient who suffered a major ACL injury.

Dr. Kimmel on Channel 3’s Better Connecticut

Dr. Kimmel introduces in-office Musculoskeletal Ultrasound:

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1994 Recertified, 2005
  • ARDMS Certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound


  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Professional Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 2000 – present
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Connecticut, 1995 – present
  • Associate Attending Staff, St. Francis Hospital Medical and Dental Staff in the Department of Orthopedics, Hartford, CT, 1993 – present
  • Active Associate Staff, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, CT, 1991 – present, Johnson Surgery Center, Enfield, CT, 1991 – present

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society & Sports Medicine Connecticut State Medical Society
  • Connecticut State Medical Society, Orthopedic Section
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • St. Francis Physicians Health Organization
  • Tolland County Medical Association
  • UConn Health Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Team physician
  • Enfield High School
  • Suffield Academy
  • American International College


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society
  • Cornell University Deans List

Physician Assistant: Alaina Petracca, PA-C

Alaina Petracca is a Physician Assistant to Dr. Kimmel, Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Director of the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute, as well as Dr. Ruark, Orthopedic Surgeon, Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at St. Francis Hospital.

Alaina attended University of Connecticut for a Bachelor of Science degree, and further attended the University of Bridgeport, and has a Master of Science in Physician Studies 2015, Magna Cum Laude. She is certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the state of Connecticut.

Alaina works together with Dr. Kimmel as the team provider for the Enfield High Schools and Suffield Academy. She also works alongside Dr. Kimmel as the team orthopedic surgeon for the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Alaina assists Dr. Kimmel in the operating room and in the office. Dr. Kimmel and Alaina see patients in our Enfield and Rocky Hill offices as well as the urgent care in Bloomfield. In her spare time, she enjoys family time and working out or going for a nice run.

Alaina Petracca

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