Craig D. Tifford, MD


Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery

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Craig D. Tifford, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He has been practicing orthopaedic surgery in the Stamford area since 2000. Dr. Tifford treats a broad range of athletic injuries and has special experience in arthroscopic surgery, as well as reconstruction of the knee and shoulder joints. He is an assistant professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, the regional medical director of Yale Medicine in Fairfield County, and the medical director of the Long Ridge Medical Center in Stamford, Connecticut.

One of the more cutting-edge procedures Dr. Tifford performs is “all-inside” ACL reconstruction, a minimally invasive operation that allows the ACL to be reconstructed through three small puncture-type incisions as opposed to one or two large incisions. While this surgery may not allow patients to return to their sports any sooner, it results in less initial post-operative pain and swelling, and therefore often allows patients to progress more quickly with physical therapy. It is also cosmetically appealing and results in minimal scarring.

“I would say that my approach to patient care is one that is at ease and infused with humor whenever possible—and of course, appropriate,” he says, “I am inspired by a successful outcome in a satisfied and appreciative patient.” In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Tifford is an accomplished author who has lectured across the country.





Affiliated With

Yale Medicine


Yale Orthopaedics

260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902

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Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(203) 316-0539

Education & Training


Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Montefiore Medical Center


Montefiore Medical Center


Southern California Center for Sports Medicine

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

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  • harvard pilgrim healthcare
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