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Photo: Douglas C. Wisch, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (5 patient reviews and ratings)
Hand, Elbow, Microsurgery, Orthopedic Trauma/Fractures, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Wrist

Dr. Douglas Wisch earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, where he also completed an internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery, serving as chief resident and clinical assistant instructor. He completed a hand/microsurgery fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

He has given lectures and has authored professional articles on topics related to hand surgery. He is an attending physician at Bristol Hospital and at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Connecticut, where he has served as chief of orthopedic service.

Dr. Wisch is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, with subspecialty certification in surgery of the hand.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology of Science, Minor in Chemistry: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • General Surgery Internship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Hand and Microsurgery/Upper Extremity Fellowship: Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Connecticut Medical Society
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
  • Ethics and Professionalism Committee
  • Litchfield County Medical Association
  • New England Hand Society
  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • New York Society for Surgery of the Hand

Hospital Affiliations

  • Litchfield Hills Surgery Center
  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
  • Bristol Hospital
  • Sharon Hospital
“I have been with Dr. Wisch through thick and thin for over 23 years. I was, in fact, one of his first patients with LHOA. Now I live in Maine but I still make the 11 hr ride down to continue my care with Dr. Wisch. He is well worth the trip down because I trust him so much. He doesn't always tell me what I want to hear but he's a straight shooter and I love that. How many people can say all of this about their provider? I mean every word.”
– Lori H.