Physician Spotlight on Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Megan GleasonFeatured Doctor
Get to know Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Megan Gleason and learn what drives her personal approach to caring for patients. Dr. Gleason is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a fellowship in Sports Medicine. She sees patients in the Greenwich, Stamford offices and will soon see patients in our new Wilton office.
What is your own practice philosophy?
I see my patients as people first and their injuries second. Regardless of the diagnosis, whether a broken bone, ACL tear, or rotator cuff tear, how an injury affects each person, and their lifestyle is different. I try to tailor my care toward their specific needs- before, during, and after surgery. I try to treat everyone as I would want to be treated, or as I would want my family members to be treated.
What made you choose to become a sports medicine specialist?
Sports medicine is a truly diverse field of orthopedics. I enjoy treating a variety of injuries in all different age groups. It is extremely rewarding to see my patients work through recovery and return to their desired activity, whether it is a sport or physical hobby.
What trends in your specialty area do you see emerging?
I think we are going to see more use of biologics, including plasma, stem cells, and bone marrow, to help heal injuries and possibly avoid surgery, or help to augment recovery after surgery.
How do you stay current in your field?
I try to read as much as possible, attend conferences, and talk with colleagues about interesting cases and about their opinions and experiences with various treatments and techniques.
Outside of work, what are your personal interests?
I love spending time with family, friends, and my 2 dogs in CT and upstate NY. I am addicted to hot yoga for mental and physical benefits. I love to travel, and I am looking forward to more opportunities to go abroad again post-Covid. I am currently trying to develop a green thumb with my new gardens.