Shahana L. Theriault, PA-C, MHS, MS

Shahana L. Theriault, PA-C, MHS, MS
  • Specializes in:
  • Degenerative Joint Disease/Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Reconstruction: Hips and Knees
  • Sports Medicine and General Orthopaedics

Shahana is a Certified Physician Assistant, licensed by the State of Connecticut and Board-Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants(NCCPA). She has an extensive background in Orthopedic Surgery and began her career as a Physician Assistant at Yale New Haven Hospital – St. Raphael’s Campus, where she developed a strong clinical foundation in various aspects of Orthopedic Surgery. As part of the inpatient hospital PA team, her responsibilities included, but were not limited to, evaluating patients with acute orthopedic/neurosurgical concerns and managing post-surgical patients. Additionally, Shahana has developed a strong set of surgical skills as a first assist in total joint replacement with Dr. Christopher Lynch.

Shahana graduated Summa Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University with a major in Biology/Pre-Medical Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Neurodegenerative Disorders and Public Health Outreach. Upon graduation, Shahana accepted a position as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology for Pre-Health undergraduate students before ultimately attending the Physician Assistant Program at Quinnipiac University where she was the proud recipient of the Professionalism Award from the Program Director. She continues to maintain a strong commitment to medical education as a clinically practicing Physician Assistant by serving as a Clinical Preceptor, Adjunct Faculty Member and Admissions Committee Member for the Quinnipiac Physician Assistant Program.

Shahana brings her passion for Orthopedics and efficient delivery of quality patient care to The Orthopedic Group, a division of Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists. She works alongside Dr. Christopher Lynch, while also maintaining her own patient schedule in the office. She  holds clinical privileges at the  Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists Outpatient Surgical Center. 

In her free time, Shahana enjoys traveling, cooking and teaching Quinnipiac University PA students in the classroom and in clinical practice.

Shahana Theriault treats patients in our Hamden, Branford, and Milford locations.

Hamden, CT: 9 Washington Avenue, 06518 | See Map

Fax: 203-865-6788

Branford, CT: 469 West Main Street, 06405 | See Map

Fax: 203-865-6788

Milford, CT: 30 Commerce Park, 06460 | See Map

Fax: 203-865-6788

Appointments with Shahana Theriault can be made by calling (203)-401-4624.



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Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)