Robert W. Geist, M.D.

  • Office:860-347-7636
  • Fax:860-894-1894


  • General Orthopedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy


  • Workers' Compensation Injuries
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
Biography, Education/Training & Professional Achievements


  • Dr. Geist joined the Orthopedic Surgery practice of Dr David Kalayjian in July, 1983, forming the partnership which eventually became Orthopedic Associates of Middletown. Dr. Geist originally hails from Indiana, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Biology in 1974. He then attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, obtaining his medical degree in 1978. He stayed at the University of Chicago to complete his internship and Orthopedic Surgery residency training, and then moved to Middletown, where he has maintained his Orthopedic Surgery practice since 1983.
  • Dr. Geist has an active general Orthopedic practice, with emphasis on Arthroscopic surgery, Sports Medicine, Workers' Compensation Injuries, and trauma. He has advanced training in shoulder and knee arthroscopic procedures, as well as minimal incision endoscopic treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. He performs many hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgeries annually. He has been Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery since 1986, and, to demonstrate his grasp of current advanced technology and skills, has obtained recertification with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1996 and 2006.
  • Dr. Geist and Kim now make their home in Haddam. Their shared children are off on their own, scattered from Minnesota to Virginia. Dr. Geist enjoys golf and archery, when they can get free time, Dr. Geist and Kim enjoy boating, biking, skiing, hiking, and cooking.


  • University of Chicago - General Surgery Internship - 1979
  • University of Chicago - School of Medicine - M.D. - 1978
  • University of Chicago - Orthopedic Residency - 1983
  • University of Notre Dame - BS - Biology - 1974


  • Presently in practice in Middletown, CT, Westbrook, CT and Marlborough, CT 1983 to present.


  • Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Middletown, CT - 2010 to Present
  • Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT - 1983 to Present


  • License St. of Connecticut
  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1986. Recertified in 1996, 2006 and 2016.


  • Connecticut State Medical Society.
  • Middlesex County Medical Association.
  • Past President Middlesex County Medical Society.
  • Past Vice President Executive Committee - Orthopedic Section - Ct. State Medical Society.
  • American Medical Association.
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.


  • Past President Middlesex County Medical Society.
  • Past Vice President Executive Committee - Orthopedic Section - Ct. State Medical Society.
Knee & Leg
Hand & Wrist
Foot & Ankle
Arm & Shoulder