Dr. Peter Fabricant is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric and adolescent orthopedic surgery. His clinical expertise is in sports medicine and trauma surgery of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and ankle.
Dr. Fabricant completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, graduating with honors. He then attended Yale University School of Medicine. During his orthopedic surgery residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Fabricant earned a Master of Public Health Degree from Columbia University, and won several awards for excellence in patient care and innovation in patient safety.
Following residency, Dr. Fabricant completed two fellowships: first in pediatric orthopedic surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the second in sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. This afforded him the unique opportunity to study with renowned mentors at both institutions, including Dr. Lyle Micheli, Dr. Mininder Kocher, and Dr. Theodore Ganley, in order to compile additional subspecialty training uniquely focused on the care of children and adolescents with sports-related injuries. He has cared for athletes and performers at all levels, including the Boston Ballet, Babson College, the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships, and the Boston Marathon.
Dr. Fabricant is an accomplished researcher, with over 150 peer-reviewed publications and 15 book chapters in circulation. He has received multiple institutional, national, and international awards for clinical research, including the Herodicus Award (AOSSM), the Excellence in Research Award (AOSSM), and the Promising Career Award (PRiSM Society), among others. Dr. Fabricant currently serves on several research and education committees in two international professional societies (POSNA and PRiSM). He is a member of several pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine research consortiums, through which he participates in cutting-edge multicenter clinical research studies with many of the most prolific researchers in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.
He also serves on the editorial board of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), on the Peer Review Committee for the Orthopaedic Research and education Foundation (OREF), and as a reviewer for several academic orthopaedic journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), the Journal of ISAKOS, and the Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ).
Dr. Fabricant understands the physical and emotional complexities of injuries in youth and adolescent athletes. Sports and recreational activities provide social, emotional, and physical development, leadership skills, and encouragement for children to work as a part of a team with their peers. Dr. Fabricant has dedicated himself to addressing sports injuries in the context of all of these important issues and strives to return his patients back to their sports and activities as quickly and as safely possible, while minimizing the risk of future injury and prioritizing their long-term health and well-being.
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Pediatric Sports Injuries
Pediatric Fractures (Broken Bones)
Knee: Knee Arthroscopy, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions (ACL), Meniscal Repair, Discoid Meniscus, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD), Cartilage Repair/Restoration, Patellofemoral Dislocation/Instability, MPFL Reconstruction Tendon Repairs
Shoulder: Shoulder Arthroscopy, Instability Repairs, Labral Repairs, Shoulder Fractures, Clavicle Fractures
Elbow: Elbow Arthroscopy, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD), Cartilage Repair/Restoration Elbow Fractures
Ankle: Ankle Arthroscopy, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD), Cartilage Repair/Restoration, Ankle Instability, Ankle Fractures
Fractures (Broken Bones): Clavicle (Collarbone) Humerus (Upper Arm) Forearm Elbow Femur (Thighbone) Tibia/Fibula (Shinbones) Ankle
2020 Richard S. Laskin, MD Young Attending Resident Teaching Award, Hospital for Special Surgery
2016 Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For: “Fixation of Chondral-Only Fragments of the Knee in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes”
2016 Fellow Research Award, Boston Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Research Day. For: "Range of Motion Improvement Following Surgical Management of Arthrofibrosis in Children and Adolescents"
2016 Promising Career Award, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Society. For: "Cost Savings from Utilization of an Ambulatory Surgery Center for Orthopaedic Day Surgery"
2015 Von L. Meyer Traveling Fellowship Award, Boston Children's Hospital
2015 Stanley Chung Award for Excellence in Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For: "Cost Savings from Utilization of an Ambulatory Surgery Center for Orthopaedic Day Surgery"
2014 AAOS/POSNA International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) Scholarship Recipient
2014 Russell F. Warren, MD Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research, Hospital for Special Surgery. For: "Development and Validation of a Pediatric Sports Activity Rating Scale"
2013 Distinguished Housestaff Award, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
2013 AOSSM Excellence in Research Award. For: "Development and Validation of a Pediatric Sports Activity Rating Scale"
2013 Jacqueline Perry, MD Resident Research Award, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. For: "CT and X-Ray Examination of the Immature Acetabulum is Appropriate Only After Closure of the Triradiate Cartilage"
2012 Honorable Mention – Top Scientific Exhibits at AAOS Meeting. For: "Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the Skeletally Immature Athlete: A Review of Current Concepts"
2012 Patient Safety Champion Award, Hospital for Special Surgery
2011 Herodicus Award – Best Resident/Fellow Paper at AOSSM Meeting. For: "Clinical Outcomes After Arthroscopic Psoas Lengthening: The Effect of Femoral Anteversion"
2004 Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Rochester
2004 Keidaean Senior Honor Society, University of Rochester
AO Trauma North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Orthopaedics
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Study Group
Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Society
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
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As of August 21, 2020, Dr. Fabricant reported no relationships with healthcare industry.
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Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Medical Doctorate, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Master's in Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
New York-Presbyterian Hospital / New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Sports Medicine: Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard University, Boston, MA
Fabricant PD, Kocher MS. ACL Reconstruction without Bone Tunnels. In: Parikh SN (ed.) The Pediatric ACL: Evaluation and Management Strategies. USA: Springer; 2018: 121-7. [ISBN: 978-3319647708].
Fabricant PD. An Overview of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the Skeletally Immature Athlete. In: Prodromos CC (ed.) The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science, 2nd Edition. USA: Wolters Kluwer; 2017: 374-6. [ISBN: 978- 0323389624].
Fabricant PD, Sink EL, Kelly BT. Femoral Head Fractures in Children. In: Hedequist D and Heyworth BE (eds.), Pediatric Femur Fractures. USA: Springer; 2016: 75-84. [ISBN: 978-1489979841].
Fabricant PD, Flynn JM. Fractures, Dislocations, and Acquired Problems of the Shoulder in Children. In: Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder, 5th Edition. USA: Elsevier; 2015: 515-41. [ISBN: 978-0323297318].
Fabricant PD, Cordasco FA. Arthroscopic Management of Shoulder Instability. In: Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder, 5th Edition. USA: Elsevier; 2015: 730-44. [ISBN: 978-0323297318].
Fabricant PD, Dodwell ER, Marx RG. Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent ACL Injury. In: Cordasco and Green (eds.),Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Surgery. USA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015: 5-9. [ISBN 978-1451193350].
Maak TG, Fabricant PD, Kelly BT. Sports Specific Injuries of the Hip Joint. In: Haddad FS (ed.), The Young Adult Hip in Sport. USA: Springer; 2014: 87-106. [ISBN 978-1447154112].
Fabricant PD, McCarthy MM, Pearle AD, Ranawat AS. Biomechanics and Etiology of ACL Graft Failure. In: Marx RG (ed.),Revision ACL Reconstruction: Indications and Technique. USA: Springer; 2013: 33-41. [ISBN 978-1461407652].
Fabricant PD, Warner K, Green DW. Pediatric Orthopaedics. In: Sculco TP, Lim MR, Pearle AD, Ranawat AS (eds.), Hospital for Special Surgery Orthopaedics Manual. USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013: 111-84. [ISBN 978-0781764674].
Schachne JM, Heath MR, Yen Y, Shea KG, Green DW, Fabricant PD. The Safe Distance to the Popliteal Neurovascular Bundle in Pediatric Knee Arthroscopic Surgery: An Age-Based Magnetic Resonance Imagine Anatomic Study. 2019. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 July 11; 7(7): 1-7.
Raducha JE, Swarup I, Schachne JM, Cruz AI, Fabricant PD. Tibial Shaft Fractures in Children and Adolescents: Clinical Management and Treatment Outcomes. JBJS Rev. 2019 Feb; 7(2): e4.
Suryavanshi JR, Goto R, Jivanelli B, PRiSM Outcomes Measures Research Interest Group, Fabricant PD. Age-Appropriate Pediatric Sports Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Their Psychometric Properties. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jan 16. [Epub Ahead of Print].
Gausden EB, Fabricant PD. Management of Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents. JBJS Rev. 2018 Sep; 6(9): e4.
Kocher MS, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Tepolt FA, Micheli LJ. Outcomes of Physeal-Sparing ACL Reconstruction with Iliotibial Band Autograft in Skeletally Immature Prepubescent Children. J Bone Joint Surg. 2018 Jul 5; 100(13): 1087-1094.
Valtanen RS, Arshi A, Kelley BV, Fabricant PD, Jones KJ. Articular Cartilage Repair of the Pediatric and Adolescent Knee with Respect to Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID): A Systematic Review. Cartilage. 2018 Jun 1. [Epub Ahead of Print].
Fabricant PD, Yen Y, Kramer DE, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ, Lawrence JTR, Ganley TJ, Heyworth BE. Fixation of Traumatic Chondral-Only Fragments of the Knee in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes: A Retrospective Multicenter Report. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Feb 7; 6(2): 1-7.
Lin KM, James EW, Spitzer E, Fabricant PD. Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Shoulder Instability: Clinical Management of First-Time Dislocators. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2018 Feb; 30(1):49-56.
Shea KG, Martinson WD, Cannamela PC, Richmond CG, Fabricant PD, Anderson AF, Polousky JD, Ganley TJ. Variation in the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Origin in the Skeletally Immature Knee: An Anatomic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Feb: 46(2): 363-369.
Wall EJ, Milewski MD, Carey JL, Shea KG, Ganley TJ, Polousky JD, Grimm NL, Eismann EA, Jacobs JC, Murnaghan L, Nissen C, Myer GD, Research in Osteochondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group, Weiss J, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Lyon RM, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Zbojniewicz A. The Reliability of Assessing Radiographic Healing of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May; 45(6): 1370-1375. Epub 2017 Apr 1.
Fabricant PD, Kocher MS. Management of ACL Injuries in Children and Adolescents. J Bone Joint Surg. 2017 Apr 5; 99(7):600-612.
Fabricant PD, Ladenhauf HN, Salvati EA, Green DW. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction Improves Radiographic Measures of Patella Alta in Children. Knee. 2014 Dec; 21(6)1180-4
Fabricant PD, Robles A, McLaren SH, Widmann RF, Marx RG, Green DW. Hospital for Special Surgery Pediatric Functional Activity Brief Scale Predicts Physical Fitness Testing Performance. Clin Orthop Related Res. 2014 May; 472(5):1610-6. Epub2013 Dec 21.
Fabricant PD, Robles A, Downey-Zayas T, Do HT, Marx RG, Widmann RF, Green DW. Development and Validation of a Pediatric Sports Activity Rating Scale: The Hospital for Special Surgery Pediatric Functional Activity Brief Scale (HSS Pedi-FABS). Am J Sports Med. 2013 Oct; 41(10):2421-9. Epub 2013 Jul 26.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.