Michael R. Clain, MD

FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON
  • College: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1980
  • Medical School: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1984
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, 1986-1990
  • Fellowship: Foot and Ankle, University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine, 1990-1991

Michael Clain, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. After graduating from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, he attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY, where he received his medical degree. He did his internship in general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He also completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas. Dr. Clain is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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AFFILIATIONS

Academic Affiliations
Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale University

Professional Affiliations
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

ADDITIONAL HONORS

Awards

US News and World Report Top Doctor 2011
Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2001-2005, 2007- 2011, 2013
New York Magazine Best Doctors 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015
Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013-2017
New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013-2017
Stamford Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2011, 2013-2017
Westport Magazine Top Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013-2017
The Wag Magazine Best Doctors 2010

Academic Honors
Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude
Gordon Dewart Award

 VIDEO AND NEWS SEGMENTS

Bunion, Achilles Tendinitis and Foot Fracture Treatments
What’s Ailing You: Michael Clain, MD on Bunionectomy News 12
What’s Ailing You: Ankle Foot Pain Connecticut News 12

TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Clain- Thank you so much for sending me the hardware that was in my foot! It is sad to think that I won’t have to see you anymore to assist with my endless amount of foot problems! Thank you for everything you have done! -HH (Foot)

 

Dr. Clain- I want to thank you for taking such good care of me for my ankle surgery. It went much smoother than I expected and I know that’s in large part because of your care. From the moment I first consulted you, you were attentive and gracious. I appreciate your patience with all of my questions. You are remarkable in your ability to listen which I know is not easy in todays medical climate. I liked how you included me in looking at the x-rays and MRI before surgery and then the videos inside my ankle were fascinating. It was so helpful to have a visual of what you did. So I am so grateful for the many ways you took care of me. I am so happy to be recovering and progressing. You are a most excellent doctor! -BK (Ankle)

 

Dr. Clain- I am thrilled with my new feet! Your patience and time you gave to me through both surgeries helped to make it all that much easier and manageable. I am grateful and off to buy some new shoes!! -MM (Foot)

 


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Testimonials

  • I broke my ankle in Maine, and wouldn’t have anyone else do the surgery necessary to fix it, so I chose to drive all the way down with my leg in a cast. Dr. Clain is capable, competent and a great surgeon. (comment from Health Grades)


  • Dr. Clain performed extensive surgery on both of my feet in November and December of 2014. Both operations went extremely well and have made a remarkable difference in my life. The recovery time was much less than expected and while it has taken some time to get flexibility back, I am hugely grateful for his expertise, kindness and the support of his staff. I would recommend them to anyone. He is a genius! (comment from RateMD) 


  • Always a pleasure. Dr. Clain and his staff are excellent. The new Stamford facility and staff are fantastic! I will continue to recommend ONS. (Patient Survey)


  • Dr. Clain is a true gem at ONS. He is an excellent surgeon, listens with true care for his patients, and will go out of his way to make you feel comfortable and respond to your concerns. He is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. (Patient Survey)


  • I am very grateful to have had Dr. Clain fix the toes on my foot. (Patient Survey)


  • Dear Dr. Clain – I don’t have the words to properly express my deep gratitude to you and your team. It’s not just the expertise and professionalism of “fixing” my ankle, or the mechanics of surgery – which was amazing by the way …it’s much more …the character of your person emanates the entire approach to care you and your team provide. Your leadership clearly directs your team which illustrate patience, comfort and great expertise. So thank you for all the big and little things you do to heal so many of us. You are deeply admired and appreciated. (LD)


  • Dr. Clain– I am thrilled with my new feet! Your patience and time you gave to me through both surgeries helped to make it all that much easier and manageable. I am grateful and off to buy some new shoes!! (MM)


  • Dr. Clain-I want to thank you for taking such good care of me for my ankle surgery. It went much smoother than I expected and I know that’s in large part because of your care. From the moment I first consulted you, you were attentive and gracious. I appreciate your patience with all of my questions. You are remarkable in your ability to listen which I know is not easy in todays medical climate. I liked how you included me in looking at the x-rays and MRI before surgery and then the videos inside my ankle were fascinating. It was so helpful to have a visual of what you did. I am so grateful for the many ways you took care of me. I am so happy to be recovering and progressing. You are a most excellent doctor! (BK)


  • Dr. Clain-Thank you so much for sending me the hardware that was in my foot! It is sad to think that I won’t have to see you anymore to assist with my endless amount of foot problems! Thank you for everything you have done! (HH)


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