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Dr. Brennan Named Top Doc by New Hampshire Magazine; Dr. Harrington Named Leading Physician

April 7, 2015

Dr. Fred H. Brennan, Jr., of Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, has been named a 2015 Top Doc by New Hampshire Magazine in the sports medicine category.

Dr. Fred Brennan

Dr. Fred Brennan

To select candidates for the Top Doctor list, New Hampshire Magazine sends a survey to all licensed physicians in the state of New Hampshire and asks which specialist they would be most likely to recommend to family and friends. Once biographical information has been fact-checked, NH Magazine publishes the list of the best 49 specialists in the state.

“I am truly honored to receive this recognition from my peers,” states Dr. Brennan. “For me, it is all about the team effort. My colleagues and staff create a well-organized and professional work environment which allows me the ability to provide the best possible care for our patients. I appreciate their efforts and am grateful to be recognized for mine.”

Dr. Brennan was one of the five physicians featured in the Q&A section of the 2015 issue. Read his interview here:

Dr. Robert Harrington

Dr. Robert Harrington

Joint replacement surgeon, Dr. Robert Harrington, also of Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, was named a Leading Physician in the orthopedic surgery category.

To view the complete list of New Hampshire Magazine’s 2015 Top Docs, visit

Fred H. Brennan, Jr., DO, a former Division 1 college athlete and New England native, is an active duty Army officer, physician, and educator. He has earned 21 military awards and medals – including the Bronze Star Medal for service as a trauma and family physician in Baghdad, Iraq. Dr. Brennan has published multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, is a two-time Boston Marathon finisher and an Ironman Triathlon World Championship finisher. He currently serves as a senior physician consultant to the Ironman Triathlon World Championship and as a medical volunteer at the Marine Corps and Boston Marathon, where he played an integral role as a medical lead during the 2013 bombings. Dr. Brennan is also the Deputy Commander of the 157th Air Refueling Wing Medical Group, Pease Air National Guard Base. He specializes in the medical aspects of athletic care, the full scope of non-surgical musculoskeletal medicine, post concussion medical care, and ultrasound-guided injections.

Dr. Harrington earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his medical degree from the University Of Vermont School Of Medicine. He served his internship at the Naval Hospital in San Diego and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, he was a clinical instructor in surgery at the Uniformed Services School of Medicine. Dr. Harrington is on staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Wentworth Surgery Center and Frisbie Memorial Hospital, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire and a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Harrington is the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team physician and team physician for several local schools. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is one of the largest providers of orthopedic care in the Seacoast region and serves as the official orthopedists and team physicians for the UNH Wildcats. Its main office is in Somersworth with a satellite office in Lee. For more information, visit