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Thomas Trojian, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Trojian is an associate professor of family medicine and orthopaedics. He is director of the Injury Prevention and Sports Outreach Programs in the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the UConn Health Center. He is the sports medicine advisor for the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. In the Department of Family Medicine, he is the director of the sports medicine fellowship program. He is a team physician for UConn’s Department of Athletics, providing care for the women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s ice hockey, and other teams. He is also a team physician for local high schools, and he has provided coverage for U.S. Men’s soccer and USA Women’s basketball.

He is the author of many scientific articles and chapters on sports medicine. Dr. Trojian has won several national awards for teaching and sports medicine. His research interests focus on the prevention of sports injuries, and he has spoken nationally and locally on this issue.

His main area of expertise is non-surgical sports medicine. He has special clinical interest in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for guided treatment of injury. He has research interest in prevention of athletic injuries.


  • Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
  • Director, Injury Prevention and Sports Outreach Programs, New England Musculoskeletal Institute
  • Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Family Medicine, UConn
  • New England Musculoskeletal Institute
  • Sports Medicine Advisor to CIAC 2008



American Board of Family Medicine Certification, 1997; Re-certified 2009
Certificate Added Qualification, Sports Medicine, 1999; Re-certified 2009

B.A., Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania
M.M.B., Medical Biochemistry, Drexel University (Hahnemann Hospital)
M.D., Howard University School of Medicine

State Licensure

Highland Hospital/Strong Memorial Hospital

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Sports Medicine Fellowship (Douglas McKeag, Director)


  • Elected to the Board of Directors of American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, 2011
  • American Family Medicine Residency Director Education Research Award (PDW), 2007
  • Henry M. Feder, Jr., M.D. Teaching Award, 2006
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health Scholar, 2003 to 2005
  • Volunteer Physician of the Year (YMCA Adolescent Girls Medical Clinic), 2001
  • New Faculty Scholars Award (STFM Foundation), 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Howard University College of Medicine), 1993
  • Women in Medicine's Public Health Award, 1991

Selected Publications
Joseph M.F., Rahl M., Sheehan J., Macdougall B., Horn E., Denegar C.R., Trojian T.H., Anderson J.M., Kraemer W.J. Timing of lower extremity frontal plane motion differs between female and male athletes during a landing task. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Jul;39(7):1517-21. Epub 2011 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 21383083.

Mancini L.A., Trojian T., Mancini A.C. Celiac disease and the athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr;10(2):105-8. PubMed PMID: 21623292.

Udowenko M, Trojian T. Vitamin D: extent of deficiency, effect on muscle function, bone health, performance, and injury prevention. Conn Med. 2010 Sep;74(8):477-80. PubMed PMID: 20945707.

Trojian T. An injury prevention warm-up program for teenage women's soccer. Clin J Sport Med. 2009 Nov;19(6):509-10. PubMed PMID: 19898084.

Trojian T.H., Jow V. Night eating syndrome presenting as anorexia in an athlete: case report and review. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2009 Jul-Aug;8(4):182-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 19584604.

Trojian T.H., Lishnak T.S., Heiman D. Epididymitis and orchitis: an overview. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Apr 1;79(7):583-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 19378875.

Trojian T.H., Beedie C.J. Placebo effect and athletes. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2008 Jul-Aug;7(4):214-7. PubMed PMID: 18607223.

Trojian T.H., Ragle R.B. Injuries in women's basketball. Conn Med. 2008 Mar;72(3):147-50. PubMed PMID: 18426181.

Joseph M., Tiberio D., Baird J., Trojian T.H., Anderson J.M. Knee Valgus During Drop-Jumps in NCAA Division I Female Athletes: The effect of a medial post. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Oct 31.

Trojian T.H.*, Chu S.M.: Dupuytren’s Disease. Am Fam Physician 76:86-9, 90, 2007.

Trojian T.H.*, Chain P.: Lacrosse Injuries. SportsMed, Spring 2007.

Trojian T.H.*, Mody K., Chain P. Exercise and colon cancer: primary and secondary prevention. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2007 Apr; 6(2):120-4.

Silk H., Thiede S., Trojian T. Counseling about vitamin D supplementation for infants: results of a survey of pediatric and family medicine physicians in Connecticut. Conn Med. 2007 Mar;71(3):133-7.

Trojian T.H.*, Lishnak T.: Injury Prevention in Soccer. SportsMed, Fall 2006.

Trojian T.H.*: Brachial Plexus Injuries. www.emedicine.com, September 05, 2006.

Trojian T.H.*: Cold Laser Therapy. SportsMed, Summer 2006.

Trojian T.H.*, McKeag D.B.: Single-Leg Balance Test as a Predictor of Ankle Sprains. Br J Sports Med. 2006 Jul;40(7):610-3; discussion 613. Epub 2006 May 10.

Trojian T.H.*, Collins S.: The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Rate Varies by Race in Professional Women's Basketball. Am J Sports Med. 2006 Jun; 34(6):895-8. Epub 2006 Feb 13.

Lisle D., Trojian T.H.*: Managing the athlete with Type 1 diabetes. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2006 5(2):93-8.

Trojian T.H.*, Stevenson J.H., Agrawal N.: What can we expect from nonoperative treatment options for shoulder pain? Journal of Family Practice, 54(3): 216-23, 2005.

Brown J., Trojian T.H.: Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries. Prim Care. 2004 Dec; 31(4):925-56.

Trojian T.H.*: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Exercise. SportsMed, Winter 2002 pp. 1-5.

Stevenson J.H., Trojian T.H.*: Evaluating the Patient with Shoulder Pain. Journal of Family Practice, 51: 605-611, 2002.

Trojian T.H.*, McKeag D.B.: Ankle Sprains: Expedient Assessment and Management. Physician and Sportsmedicine, 26(10): 29-40, 1998.

Kraemer W.J., Anderson J.M., Trojian T.H.: Endocrine Issues in Sports Medicine Chapter, The Olympic Book of Sports Medicine 2e. (Editors: Kraemer W.J.) Blackwell Publishing (In Press).

Trojian T.H.*: Environmental Issues Chapter 20, ACSM’s Primary Care Sports Medicine, 2e. (Editors McKeag D.B., Moeller J.) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007.

Trojian T.H.*, Heiman D.: Hematology Chapter 19, ACSM’s Primary Care Sports Medicine, 2e. (Editors McKeag D.B., Moeller J.) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007.

Trojian T.H.*: Endocrinology Chapter 18, ACSM’s Primary Care Sports Medicine, 2e. (Editors McKeag D.B., Moeller J.) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007

Stevenson J.H., Trojian T.H.*: Lacrosse. Sports Medicine Secrets, ed. Madden C., Putukian M. and Mellion, M., Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, P577-578, 2002.

Trojian T.H.*, Pengel B. and Anderson J.M.: Sports Supplements. Team Physician Handbook 3rd ed., editors Madden C., Putukian M. and Mellion, M., Hanley & Belfus, Inc., P 198-210, 2001.

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Research Interests

Clinical Research

  • Assessing the effects of hormones on anterior cruciate ligaments.
  • Identifying risk factors of sports injuries primarily in adolescent and female athletes.

Office Locations

New England Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030


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