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Hip, Knee, Orthopedic Trauma/Fractures, Pediatric Orthopedics, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine

After graduating from Union College with his undergraduate degree in biology, Dr. Brezenoff earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed an internship at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. In 2000, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine, shoulder, and elbow surgery affiliated with Georgetown University, where he treated professional and Division I athletes.

Dr. Brezenoff is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society. Prior to joining Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, he practiced in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for four years, where Dr. Brezenoff had an active sports medicine practice serving as the team physician for several area high schools as well as DeSales University.

Dr. Brezenoff has vast experience in the nonoperative rehabilitation of sports-related injuries as well as advanced minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee, including shoulder arthroscopy, hip arthroscopy, and knee arthroscopy. He also performs ligament reconstruction and joint-preserving surgery, treats fractures, and offers total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement for the treatment of various forms of shoulder arthritis.

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Dr. Brezenoff is available to see patients at our Torrington and Bristol locations.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • General Surgery Internship: Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Sports Medicine, Shoulder, and Elbow Surgery Fellowship: Nirschl Orthopaedic Center, Arlington, VA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Society

Team Affiliations

  • Terryville High School

Hospital Affiliations

  • Litchfield Hills Surgery Center
  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
  • Bristol Hospital

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“I was referred to Dr. Brezenoff by my primary care physician, for unrelenting pain in my left shoulder, after trying a few procedures with no success. I made the appointment and was able to meet him within a few days very quickly from my own opinion. The front desk staff were all very courteous and answered all of my questions truthfully and thoroughly. I got an X-ray within a few minutes of filling out my paperwork. And then a few minutes after that, I was placed in a room for a few more minutes, not bad at all, from arrival to this point was maybe 25 minutes. He knocked then entered the room and introduced himself with a handshake, after using some of that hand sanitizer. Then he gave me a summary of his experience and gave me a breakdown of what he saw and was looking for, all while leaving moments for any questions I may have had. Performed a few motion tests, talked about varying pain levels and explained he saw some things that were concerning on the X-rays but would like a more conclusive proof. I agreed a test would be beneficial for my consolation to possibly see the extent of the damage. He scheduled a follow up for a week from then. And when I returned for the follow-up, he received the "disc" and reviewed it for about 10-15 minutes while I waited in an exam room. When he arrived, he knocked and greeted me again. And started explaining to me what he saw, on his laptop pointing out different areas of concern, and asked if any of my symptoms had changed or worsened and at that point they had. So I explained what was happening since our last visit. He then proposed surgery and rather quickly too, a little too quick, I had work and children to contend with, so I asked about a surgery date two weeks out so I could arrange my next month or so. The surgery was at the Torrington office/ surgery center. Which was comfortable and clean; the desk associates were very pleasant and informative. I waited for about 15 minutes, and then they brought me back to a changing area, and then from there to the bed I would be prepped in, I.V.s, etc. I met with many nurses and an anesthesiologist, and then finally Dr. Brezenoff, where he explained again what we were going to try and accomplish and his plan, along with any worst case scenarios. When I woke after surgery just a few hours later, the nurse checked me and my stats, asked me a few sensitive questions then went to get my wife and the Dr. as soon as I could walk around and head cleared up I got released with a follow-up appointment already scheduled. I am now into my 5th week and in physical therapy and believe things are progressing well. The first pain and numbness I experienced before the surgery is gone. There are new pains that seem to come and go with the intensity levels of P.T., but it is expected.”
– Thomas P.
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