Tarik Kardestuncer, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery | Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship


Dr. Kardestuncer received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and his residency in Orthopedics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He has completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Harvard University Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has studied and traveled widely attending universities in Turkey, Italy and China.

Dr. Kardestuncer’s areas of expertise include: Hand, Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger, Ulna Nerve Surgery, Wrist CMC Arthroscopy, & Upper Extremity Fractures.

Dr. Kardestuncer was awarded Top Doctor by Connecticut Magazine.


Hand, Wrist, and Upper Extremity

Medical School

University of Connecticut School of Medicine


University of Connecticut Health Center.


Harvard University Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital

Physician Assistant

Emil Occhiboi, PA-C

Emil Occhiboi, PA-C received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Quinnipiac College. He continued his post-graduate studies, in residency, at Duke University, as an Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training, from Springfield College.

Emil is Board Certified through NCCPA . He is an active member of the AAPA (American Association of Physician Assistants), the CT Academy of Physician Assistants, (ConnPA), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), & the American Heart Association (AHA).

Patient Testimonials

What an awesome Doctor he explains everything he’s doing and how he’s going to do it very easy to talk to Thank you Dr K
– Don Chieco
Dr Kardestuncer did both ulnar and my carpal tunnel. He explained the surgery I his office and once again while I waiting. I highly recommend Dr. Kardestuncer. I take great pride in who goin to treat me
– Maureen Mack
Friendly, personable & extremely knowledgeable. Explained problems & options well & made it easy to make a decision.
– Theresa M Oatley
Dr. Kardestuncer is amazing! After having my excruciatingly month-long thumb & wrist pain dismissed by a different hand doctor, I went seeking a second opinion. Enter Dr. Kardestuncer who immediately diagnosed this new mom with De Quervain syndrome colloquially known as mommy's thumb. One steroid injection later and the pain was gone. Just an all-around personable, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable doctor. I'm so glad to have found him.
– Ann

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