Education

  • 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

Biography

Michael Clain, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. After graduating from Brown University in Providence, RI, Dr. Clain earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in NY. He did his internship in general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY. Additionally, Dr. Clain completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas.

Affiliations

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery | Diplomate
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
  • National Board of Medical Examiners | Diplomate

Honors

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2007–2022
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor 2008–2022
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2001–2005, 2007–2011, 2013, 2018–2022
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2022
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013–2022
  • New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013–2022
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2011, 2013–2022
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013–2022
  • The Wag Magazine Best Doctors 2010
  • US News and World Report Top Doctor 2011
  • Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude
  • Gordon Dewart Award
5 Star Review on HealthgradesPatient

"Dr. Clain and his team are great. He explains everything clearly and spends all the time needed to answer any questions or concerns. He’s a master stitcher. My scar looks so much better than friends with the same op from other docs."

5 Star Review on Google from J.I.Patient

"I have been a patient since 2004 with Dr. Clain. He has done amazing things with my ankle. I don’t think I would be walking today if it wast not for his expert surgery procedures. Thank you Dr. Clain."

5 Star review on HealthgradesPatient

"Dr. Clain is the best doctor to treat foot problems in Fairfield County, CT. He is a true professional, and also a very nice person. I recommend him highly."

PUBLICATIONS

“Overuse Injuries in Adolescents”

Michael R. Clain, MD and Elliot Hershman, MD, Physicians and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 17, No. 9, September 1989.

"Prospective Study of Porous Coated Anatomic Total Hip Arthroplasty”

M. Alexiades, MD, M. Clain, MD, and M. Bronson, MD, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, No. 268, August 1991.

“Tumors of the Foot and Ankle”

M. Clain, MD and J. Waller, MD, Musculo-skeletal Oncology, M. Lewis, Editor, W.B. Saunders, 1992.

“Technique of Mitchell Osteotomy”

Donald E. Baxter, MD and Michael R. Clain, MD, Contemporary Orthopedics, 23, July 1991.

“Complications of Akin Osteotomy”

Donald E. Baxter, MD and Michael R. Clain, MD, Contemporary Orthopedics, 23, August 1991.

“Achilles Tendonitis, A Review Article”

Michael R. Clain, MD and Donald E. Baxter, MD, Foot and Ankle, Vol. 13, No. 8, 1992.

“Ankle Injuries in Children”

Michael R. Clain, MD, Emergency Pediatrics, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 1992.

“Long Term Fillip of Simultaneous Talonavicular and Calcaneocuboid Arthrodesis”

Michael R. Clain, MD and Donald E. Baxter, MD, J. Bone Joint Surgery, Vol. 76B, No. 1, January 1994.

“The Achilles Tendon”

Michael R. Clain, MD, Chapter in Book “The Foot and Ankle in Sport”, Donald E. Baxter, MD, Editor, Mosby Press, 1994.

“Heel Pain”

Preparation of standard document and slides for the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Regional Review Course held in multiple locations each year in the United States.

Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care

Robert Snyder, MD, Editor, American Academy, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Contributor to Foot and Ankle section, 1997.

PRESENTATIONS

“Prospective Study of Porous Coated Anatomic Total Hip Arthroplasty”,

Resident’s Night, New York Academy of Medicine, 1989.

“Hallux Rigidus and Achilles Tendonitis”,

Baylor Orthopaedic, Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Houston, Texas, February 1991.

“Diseases of the Achilles Tendon”

University of Texas Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Houston, Texas, May 1991.

“Double Arthrodesis”

Michael R. Clain, MD and Donald E. Baxter, MD, presented at the winter American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society meeting, February 1993.

Regional Review Course in the Foot and Ankle

Foot and Ankle Anatomy, New York City, November 1991.

Regional Review Course in the Foot and Ankle,

Moderator, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1992.

Regional Review Course in the Foot and Ankle,

Heel Pain, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1994.

“Double Arthrodesis”

presented at Lenox Hill Alumni Meeting, April 1995.

Regional Review Course in the Foot and Ankle

Anatomy Foot and Ankle, New York City, November 1995.

Regional Review Course in the Foot and Ankle

Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1997.

Regional Review Course in the Foot and Ankle

Bunions, New York City, November 1999. (11.5h)

Internal Fixation of Foot and Ankle Fractures. 

Synthes Bioskills workshop, Greenwich, CT, March 9, 2002

INSURANCES

  • Aetna Commercial Plans
    • Excludes Exchange & any Narrow Network plans, such as Aexcel or APCN
    • Excludes all Physical and Occupational Therapy services at our Harrison location
  • Aetna Managed Medicare
  • Aetna Out of Network Plans: NY Signature, QHP
  • Anthem BCBS of CT – All Plans
    • Including Commercial, Managed Medicare, Exchange Plans, Yale New Haven Network
  • Anthem BCBS Exchange
  • Anthem BCBS Managed Medicare
  • Anthem BCBS originating from out of the State of Connecticut
    • Cards with the “PPO” inside the Suitcase logo
  • Empire BCBS – HMO
    • Prefix YLL/POS – Prefix YLF, YLQ or BJY
  • Cigna
    • Excludes all Managed Medicare, Medicaid & Exchange Plans
  • ConnectiCare – All Commercial, Exchange, and Managed Medicare Plans
  • EmblemHealth
    • Excludes Emblem Select Care HMO, NY Metro, Fida, Enhanced Care, Enhanced Care Plus, Enhanced Care Prime, Sieba LTD Preferred, All Managed Medicare, Medicaid, MA, & Exchange (Bronze, Silver, Gold, & Platinum) Plans.
  • EmblemHealth – GHI
    • Excludes all GHI HMO Plans, GHI Network Access, All Managed Medicare, Medicaid, MA, & Exchange (Bronze, Silver, Gold, & Platinum) Plans.
  • EmblemHealth – HIP
    • Excludes HIP Select Care HMO, Comprehealth EPO, Child Health Plus, All Managed Medicare, Medicaid, MA, & Exchange (Bronze, Silver, Gold, & Platinum) Plans.
  • Oxford – Liberty and Freedom Plans
    • Excludes all Metro and Garden State Plans.
  • UnitedHealthcare
    • Excludes Harvard Pilgrim, Community Plan, Compass, NY Personal HMO, Managed Medicare and Exchange
    • Unitedhealthcare Managed Medicare
  • NY Government
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Through United Shared Services – Harrison location only.\
  • Medicare
  • Connecticut and New York State Workers Compensation
    • Excludes State Insurance Fund for New York State Workers Compensation
  • No-Fault