Each appointment at The Hand Center begins with a thorough evaluation by our hand, wrist and elbow specialists so they can accurately diagnose and formulate a personalized treatment plan. With access to a complete range of technologically advanced resources, patients receive top-of-the-line care from the moment they are evaluated to diagnosis and treatment.

The proper use of the hand and wrist is critical in our everyday lives. Whether you are suffering from an acute injury or chronic pain in the hand, wrist or elbow, Coastal Orthopedics is the trusted team of experts that will keep you moving.

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The Hand Center: Meet the Specialists

Meet the Doctors

Brandon S. Shulman, M.D.

Paul D. Protomastro, M.D.

Michael G. Soojian, M.D.

Board-Certified Surgeons, Advanced Treatments

Providing the highest-quality hand, wrist & elbow expertise close to home.

OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics offers specialized expertise and care from our team of board-certified hand, wrist and elbow physicians. Trained at the best Ivy League schools and hospitals in the country, our skilled physicians provide the highest quality orthopedic care in the Fairfield County area.

The Hand Center at OrthoConnecticut 
Coastal Orthopedics

Dr. Protomastro is an orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty training and expertise in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. In 2001, he completed a post-graduate fellowship in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand reconstruction at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is an active member of many national, state and local orthopedic specialty societies and brings the latest technological advances to the Norwalk community.

Dr. Shulman is a highly-skilled surgeon, specializing in the hand, wrist and elbow. He has a special interest in wide-awake hand surgery as well as minimally invasive arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures of the wrist. He completed his fellowship at Harvard University | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he worked alongside world-renowned faculty and leaders in the field. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Dr. Soojian is an orthopedic hand, wrist and elbow surgeon surgeon. He is well trained in the operative and non-operative care of fractures in adults and children. He completed his orthopedic residency and fellowship at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Soojian is well-versed in microsurgery, with a specialization in the treatment of nerve compression syndromes and arthroscopy of the hand and wrist.