Lisa L. Lattanza
Lisa L. Lattanza
Chair, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Elected to the Academy in 2021


Bowling Green State University, 1985, BS, Physical Therapy; 1993 M.D. Medical College of Ohio, 1993, MD.

Professional Area

Hand and upper extremity orthopaedic surgeon; nationally and internationally known for using cutting edge technology (3D and virtual surgical planning and treatment) of complex hand, wrist, forearm and elbow traumatic, post-traumatic, congenital and acquired deformities; Research and development of surgical techniques and technology; Diversity, equity, inclusion pipeline expert.


Nationally and internationally known for pioneering work in the use and development of 3D surgical planning and treatment of complex deformity in the upper extremity. Performed the first elbow transplant and is well known for advancing diversity in orthopaedic surgery and engineering through her non-profit The Perry Initiative.