Dr. Steve Schutzer graduated with Honors from Union College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Following a Surgical Internship at the University of Rochester he served as Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy. After his tour of duty, Dr. Schutzer did his General Surgical training at the University of Rochester and then completed his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Connecticut. He was then a William H. Harris Fellow in Adult Hip and Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital after which he entered private practice in Hartford, Connecticut.
Dr. Schutzer is a Founding Member the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, a Center Of Excellence at Saint Francis, where he served as Medical Director between 2007 – 2021. He was Physician Executive for the Orthopedic Service Line at Trinity Health Of New England and Chair of the Department of Orthopedics at Saint Francis between 2017 and 2023. He is on the staff of Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut and a member of Advanced Orthopedics New England.
In 2014, Dr. Schutzer and two colleagues, Ms. Steph Kelly and Ms. Maureen Geary launched a consulting company, Novel Healthcare Solutions, whose mission is to establish effective and trusting business relationships between Physicians and Hospital partners – and then create orthopedic Centers Of Excellence.
Dr. Schutzer is also Co-Founder of Upswing Health, a virtual-first orthopedic healthcare start-up whose mission is to provide patients with equitable, high quality, convenient access to musculoskeletal care using innovative, evidence-based solutions and personalized support.
Dr Schutzer is a Founding member of the Moving To Value Alliance, Inc. a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to create a value-based healthcare ecosystem with the highest quality health outcomes at a reasonable cost for plan sponsors and their members, beneficiaries or employees.
In addition to his professional and community activities, Dr. Schutzer has numerous outside interests. He holds a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. He is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, enjoys riding motorcycles, working with his tractor, water skiing, playing guitar and practicing Chinese Calligraphy.