For over 20 years Dr. Tortland has been a pioneer and leader in the fields of Regenerative Medicine and Sports Medicine. For example, he was the first physician in Connecticut to begin offering both PRP treatments and stem cell treatments for orthopedic and sports injuries. He is also the first physician in New England to offer the LIPOGEMS® treatment.
Dr. Tortland founded Valley Sports Physicians & Orthopedic Medicine in 1995. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing his internship he did his residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and general practice at the University of New England. After residency Dr. Tortland did a sports medicine fellowship at SportsCare/The Toledo Hospital, in Toledo, Ohio. A native of Stamford, CT, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 1981. He also received a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from UConn, and prior to embarking on his medical career Dr. Tortland maintained a private practice in marriage and family therapy while teaching at UConn. He is board certified in Sports Medicine, Family Practice, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
He is a team physician for the University of Hartford and The Master's School in Simsbury, CT. He has served as a volunteer physician for the U.S. Olympic Committee, was a former team physician for the U.S. Figure Skating Association, and he was the Head Team Physician for the New England Blizzard of the former women’s professional American Basketball League.
Dr. Tortland is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (www.aoasm.org). He is also a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (www.amssm.org), the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (www.aaomed.org), the American Academy of Osteopathy (www.academyofosteopathy.org), American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (www.aoasm.org), and the American Osteopathic Association (www.aoa-net.org). He served for many years on the Connecticut State Medical Society’s Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sports, and he was the President of the Connecticut Osteopathic Medical Society from 2002-2009. Dr. Tortland is on staff at St. Francis and Hartford Hospitals, and he is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
In addition, Dr. Tortland is one of the few physicians in country certified in Prolotherapy. He is in frequent demand as a speaker on the local, regional,
national and international level. Dr.
Tortland lectures and teaches extensively
on topics including sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and obesity and nutrition.
A devout Christian and accomplished musician (drums/percussion, vibes, guitar) and woodworker, Dr. Tortland lives in West Granby, CT with his wife and children.