Dr. Richard R Pelker MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Richard Pelker is an orthopedic surgeon in New Haven, Connecticut and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 38 years. He is one of 16 doctors at Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System and one of 68 at Yale-New Haven Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Yale-New Haven Hospital
High performing in Orthopedics

Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System

Education & Medical Training

UCLA Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1976–1977

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1977–1980

Yale University School of Medicine
Class of 1976

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

CT State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2012

Publications & Presentations

Actual knee motion during continuous passive motion protocols is less than expected.
Bible, J.E., Simpson, A.K., Biswas, D., Pelker, R.R., Grauer, J.N.

Current practices of AAHKS members in the treatment of adult osteonecrosis of the femoral head.
McGrory, B.J., York, S.C., Iorio, R., Macaulay, W., Pelker, R.R., Parsley, B.S., Teeny, S.M.

Sequential dependence of freeze-drying and irradiation on biomechanical properties of rat bone.
Randall, R.L., Pelker, R.R., Friedlaender, G.E., Goldsmith, S.L., Panjabi, M.M.

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