After-Hours Urgent Ortho Care is now available in Wilton, Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Andrew Pao, MD

Foot and Ankle
Located In

Greenwich, Harrison, Stamford


Dr. Andrew Pao is a fellowship-trained board certified orthopedic surgeon whose practice focuses on the operative and non-operative care of a variety of foot and ankle conditions. His expertise includes treatment for arthritis of the foot and ankle; sports and cartilage injuries; trauma and fracture management of the lower extremity; bunions and forefoot pain; ankle arthroscopy; adolescent foot and ankle conditions; deformity correction; and reconstruction / revision surgery of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Pao earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center. During this time, he served as assistant team physician for the Georgia Tech baseball team. He completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, under the leadership of Dr. James Brodsky, who is internationally recognized as a leader in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Pao holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated with honors.

Dr. Pao is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). His research has been published in multiple orthopedic journals, including Foot and Ankle International and Orthopedic Clinics of North America. He has also presented his research on total ankle replacement at the AOFAS Annual Meeting, the premier international conference of foot and ankle surgeons. He is currently a member of the AOFAS Public Education Committee, which works to develop patient education information for distribution through the FootCareMD website and other communication channels. As part of the committee, Dr. Pao authors multiple articles that educate the public on various topics relating to the foot & ankle. He is also a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

  • Commercial Plans (Including APCN Plus, We do not accept regular APCN)
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of CT
  • Commercial and Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Plans Outside CT)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
CarePartners of Connecticut
  • Managed Medicare (HMO/PPO)
  • Commercial, MetroNY, and LocalPlus
  • Cigna+Oscar, Cigna+MVP (CT Locations Only)
  • Commercial and Exchange (Except “Value” Network)
  • Managed Medicare
Connecticut Medicaid
Connecticut State Workers’ Compensation
  • Emblem Commercial and Exchange (Except for Millennium and Enhanced Care Prime Networks)
  • Managed Medicare (VIP Prime, Bold, Reserve)
Harvard Pilgrim
  • Through United Shared Services – ONS Harrison location only.
Medicare (Including Railroad Medicare)
  • Liberty and Freedom Plans
UHC/NYSHIP/NY Government Empire Plan
United Healthcare
  • All Commercial Plans (Except Indemnity and Compass)
  • Managed Medicare

Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) accepts most major insurance plans. Please see the list of accepted insurance plans above and confirm that ONS participates with your plan prior to scheduling an appointment. Certain insurance plans are limited to specific regions and physicians. If you have additional questions, please call our offices at (203) 869-1145 ext. 279 and our team will be happy to provide additional information.


Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Medical School

MD: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA


Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Member
  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), Member
  • AOFAS Public Education Committee, Member
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

  • Castle Connolly, Top Doctor, 2024
  • Castle Connolly, Rising Star, 2022-Present
  • Award for Most Outstanding Research Presentation, Atlanta Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins University Hodson Trust Scholarship Recipient

Published Research
  • Brodsky JW, Jaffe DE, Pao AW, Vier DD, Taniguchi A, Daoud Y, Coleman S, Scott D. Long-term functional results of Total Ankle Arthroplasty in Stiff Ankles. Foot & Ankle International. 2021 Feb 8. Online.
  • Chao J, Pao AW. Restorative Tissue Transplantation Options for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus. Orthopedic Clinics of N. America. 2017 Jul; 48(3):371-383.
  • D’Apuzzo MR, Pao AW, Novicoff WM, Browne JA. Age as an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality after total joint arthroplasty in patients 90 years of age or older. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2014 Mar; 29(3):477-80.

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