Kenton H. Fibel, MD

Kenton H. Fibel, MD, is an Assistant Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and he is also on faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is board certified in Family Medicine with a specialization in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Fibel graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency training at the University of California, San Diego.  He went on to complete a Sports Medicine fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery where he served as an assistant team physician for several sports teams including the New York Giants, New York Mets, St. Johnís Athletics, as well as several local high school football teams.  He also has served as an event physician for the Lake Placid Ironman, New York City Marathon, Brooklyn 10k, and Oakley Women's New York 10k.

Having previously played competitive baseball, soccer, and collegiate ice hockey, Dr. Fibel has an interest in caring for athletes who play a variety of sports and has an appreciation for the demands of higher-level athletics.  Dr. Fibel sees patients of all ages including adolescents participating in recreational sporting activities, weekend warriors, individuals engaging in exercise programs for their health, and those battling with arthritis affecting their daily activities. 

Dr. Fibelís expertise lies in his conservative, non-surgical approach to sports-related injuries including those that are acute, chronic, or from overuse. While his goal is to help patients avoid surgery and return to their activities, he has an in-depth understanding of surgical indications which allows him to provide appropriate recommendations and guidance to all of his patients.

Appointments

Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Special Expertise

Non-operative Orthopaedics
Knee Osteoarthritis
Concussions
Sports team and event coverage
Medical Issues Related to Athletes

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Membership Committee

Procedures

Joint and soft tissue injections
Viscosupplementation knee injections

Education

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Residency

University of California, San Diego

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery

Certification

Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine; American Board of Family Medicine

State Licensure

New York, California

Selected Publications

Fibel KH, Hillstrom H, Halpern B. State-of-the-Art Management of Knee Osteoarthritis. World JClin Cases. 

Fibel KH, King O, Halpern B. Sports Injuries: The Upper Extremity. Birrer et al: Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Practitioner, Fourth Edition.

Fibel KH, Cardinale N, Nichols S, et al. Evaluating Concussion in Sport: A Case for Magnetoencephalography. J Athl Enhancement. Accepted for pub May 2014.

Fibel KH, Reece MGS, Taylor KS. How to Guide Return to Play.  In C. Koutures and V. Wong, Pediatric Sports Medicine: Essentials for Office Evaluation. New Jersey: Slack Inc. 2013.

Fibel KH, Cardinale N, Achar S. Evaluating Sport-Related Concussions With Magnetoencephalography. Clin J Sport Med. Mar 2012. Abstract.

Shah N, Merritt SI, Fibel K, et al. Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy of Bone. International Biomedical Optics Symposium.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Knee Examination. Current Concepts in Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.

Knee Locking Caused by Disruption of the Popliteomeniscal Fascicles of the Lateral Meniscus: A Role For Conservative Management?  American Medical Society of Sports Medicine National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Case Presentation.

Viscosupplementation and Hyaluronics. Controversies and State-of-the-Art Management of Knee Osteoarthritis Conference. Mar 28-29, 2014.  Hospital for Special Surgery.

Injection Therapies.  Controversies and State-of-the-Art Management of Knee Osteoarthritis Conference . Mar 28-29, 2014.  Hospital for Special Surgery.

Common Medical Issues for the Team Physician: Infections.  Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Core Conference.
 
Sideline Management.  Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Core Conference.

Preventing ACL Rupture.  Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Core Conference.

Concussion Diagnosis and Management.  Department of Family Medicine Didactics, University of California San Deigo.

Evaluating Sport-Related Concussions With Magnetoencephalography. American Medical Society of Sports Medicine National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Research Presentation.

Research Interests

Injury Prevention
Concussions

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Kenton Fibel, MD

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
523 East 72nd Street
6th floor
New York, New York 10021

Tel: 646.714.6323
Fax: 646.714.6376

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
785 Mamaroneck Ave. Bld #8
2nd floor

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021