Keggi also will direct the newly created Joint Replacement Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH).
With decades of distinguished academic, clinical, and administrative achievements to his credit, Keggi’s clinical interests include primary replacement of hips and knees, especially the anterior muscle-sparing approach to hip replacement he developed over 20 years ago. He specializes in revision replacement of joints, those that have previously been replaced but have again worn out and require another replacement.
“Kris Keggi is an outstanding doctor and a distinguished educator,” said Gary Friedlaender, MD, chief and chair of orthopedics and rehabilitation at YNHH and Yale School of Medicine. “As director of the Joint Replacement Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital, his exceptional skills and contributions to clinical research will greatly benefit our hospital and our patients. This will be a unique center because of the extraordinary resources and talented staff available to complement Dr. Keggi at Yale-New Haven Hospital.”
Keggi received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University and Yale School of Medicine respectively. He has pioneered a number of joint replacement techniques, including an early model of a ceramic hip in the 1980s. Since 1992, Keggi has served as the director of the Orthopedic Center for Joint Reconstruction at Waterbury Hospital.