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Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH

Lerner Children's Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery logoPediatric Orthopedic, Sports Medicine, and Trauma Surgeon
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About Dr. Fabricant


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, 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 (CHOP) 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 in order to compile additional subspecialty training uniquely focused on the care of children and adolescents with sports-related injuries and fractures. 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 200 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), the Promising Career Award (PRiSM Society), and the Richard S. Laskin Young Attending Resident Teaching Award (HSS), 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 is an active fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 

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), Arthroscopy, and the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (JPO).

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.

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Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

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


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Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


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)


Orthopedic Surgery


2024 Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) Society Hank Chambers Best Scientific Paper Award. For: “Validation of the ACL-RSI Scale in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients”
2022 Top 5 AJSM Papers in Pediatric Sports Medicine Over the Past 50 Years. For: “Development and Validation of a Pediatric Sports Activity Rating Scale: The Hospital for Special Surgery Pediatric Functional Activity Brief Scale (HSS Pedi-FABS)”
2021 Best Article on the Knee Award, Journal of ISAKOS. For: “Early ACL Reconstruction in Children Leads to Less Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Damage when Compared to Conservative or Delayed Treatment” 
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


Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Master's in Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Internships: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
New York-Presbyterian Hospital / New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Fellowships: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Sports Medicine: Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard University, Boston, MA

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For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Fabricant performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Fabricant

American Journal of Sports Medicine: Author Spotlight

Patient Education

Professional Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD. Shoulder Conditions in Children. In: Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder, 6th Edition. USA: Elsevier; 2020: 39-70. [ISBN: 978-0323698368].

Fabricant PD, Kocher MS. ACL Reconstruction in Children and Adolescents. In: Fu FH and Lesniak B (eds.) Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Sports Medicine Surgery. USA: Wolters Kluwer; 2019: 403-409. [ISBN: 978-1496375179].

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].

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].


Research Interests

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries/Conditions and Fractures
  • Surgical and Clinical Outcomes
  • Decision Analysis
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Epidemiology

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Fabricant as of March 15, 2024.

  • BICMD, Inc. - Consultant
  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC Development Network, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • Joint Effort Administrative Services Organization, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • OSSO VR - Advisory Board, Ownership Interest

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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