Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
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 70 peer-reviewed publications and 10 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 for the Journal of ISAKOS, on the Peer Review Committee for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), and as a reviewer for several academic journals including the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), 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
Instructor in 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
Hip: Hip Arthroscopy, Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), Labral Tears
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) Humeus (Upper Arm) Forearm Elbow Femur (Thighbone) Tibia/Fibula (Shinbones) Ankle
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
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)
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
United Healthcare Compass
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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
New York, Connecticut
Fabricant PD, Fields KG, Taylor SA, Magennis E, Bedi A, Kelly BT. The Effect of Femoral and Acetabular Version on ClinicalOutcomes After Arthroscopic Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Apr 1; 97(7):537-43.
Fabricant PD, Ladenhauf HN, Salvati EA, Green DW. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction ImprovesRadiographic 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 FunctionalActivity 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 aPediatric 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.
Fabricant PD, Jones K, Delos D, Cordasco FA, Marx RG, Pearle AD, Warren RF, Green DW. Reconstruction of the AnteriorCruciate Ligament in the Skeletally Immature Athlete: A Review of Current Concepts. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 6;95(5):e28.
Fabricant PD, Hirsch BP, Holmes I, Kelly BT, Lorich DG, Helfet DL, Bogner EA, Green DW. A Radiographic Study of theOssification of the Posterior Wall of the Acetabulum: Implications for the Diagnosis of Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Feb 6; 95(3):230-6.
Fabricant PD, Bedi A, De La Torre K, Kelly BT. Clinical Outcomes After Arthroscopic Psoas Lengthening: The Effect of FemoralAnteversion. Arthroscopy. 2012 July;28(7):965-71.
Fabricant PD, Heyworth B, Kelly BT. Hip Arthroscopy Improves Symptoms Associated with FAI in Selected AdolescentAthletes. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jan; 470(1):261-9.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
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.), Hospitalfor Special Surgery Orthopaedics Manual. USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013: 111-84. [ISBN 978-0781764674].
Fabricant PD, Sink EL, Kelly BT. Femoral Head Fractures in Children. In: Hedequist and Heyworth (eds.), Pediatric FemurFractures. 2013. [Submitted to Publisher].
Fabricant PD, Flynn JM. Fractures, Dislocations, and Acquired Problems of the Shoulder in Children. In: Rockwood andMatsen's The Shoulder, 5th Edition. 2015. [Submitted to Publisher].
Fabricant PD, Cordasco FA. Arthroscopic Management of Shoulder Instability. In: Rockwood and Matsen's The Shoulder, 5thEdition. 2015. [Submitted to Publisher].