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Gabriella E. Ode, MD

Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery
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About Dr. Ode


Dr. Gabriella Ode is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery in the HSS Sports Medicine Institute. Her clinical practice specializes in shoulder arthroscopy and complex open shoulder surgery including computer-navigated shoulder arthroplasty and shoulder stabilization. She also specializes in knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction and treatment of elbow injuries. She has a particular interest in women's sports medicine including the care and treatment of women athletes of all ages. Dr. Ode is a team orthopedic surgeon for the New York Liberty of the WNBA. She has previously served as an assistant team orthopedist for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets as well as NCAA Division 1 teams at Iona University and Clemson University.

Upon completing college at the University of Virginia with a degree in Kinesiology and concentration in sports medicine, Dr. Ode received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her residency training at Carolinas Medical Center and OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC, and fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at HSS. After fellowship, she traveled across France gaining additional expertise in shoulder surgery. 

Dr. Ode is an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and adjunct faculty with the Dept of Bioengineering at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. She is a dedicated orthopedic educator and researcher with over 70 peer reviewed articles and presentations. Her research interests include clinical outcomes of shoulder arthroplasty and shoulder instability as well as exploring diversity, equity and inclusion in orthopedic surgery and optimizing surgical training performance. She has served on several national orthopedic committees and as a reviewer for several peer reviewed journals for orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and shoulder surgery. In 2022, she participated in the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) North American Traveling Fellowship, an honor considered to be one of the most prestigious in the field of orthopedic surgery. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and two cats and exploring the outdoors.

For more information, visit www.GOsportsmed.com.

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Specialized Centers

Women's Sports Medicine Center

Special Expertise

AC joint injury
Biceps tendonitis
Clavicle fracture
Frozen shoulder
Labral injury
Pectoralis major injury
Rotator cuff injury
Shoulder arthritis including cuff tear arthritis
Shoulder dislocation and instability
Shoulder fracture
Shoulder pain

ACL/MCL tear
Cartilage injury/osteochondral defect
Knee pain
Meniscal injury
Quad/Patellar tendon injury

Biceps/Triceps tendon injury


AC joint reconstruction
Computer-navigated shoulder arthroplasty - anatomic and reverse
Labral repair
Operative treatment of shoulder and clavicle fractures
Pectoralis major repairs
Revision shoulder arthroplasty
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder stabilization surgery including latarjet procedure

ACL/MCL tears and reconstruction
Articular cartilage restoration and transplantation
Knee arthroscopy
Meniscal repair
Quad/Patellar tendon repairs

Biceps/Triceps tendon repair

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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Clemson University Dept. of Bioengineering


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affairs (AAMC-GEA)
Association for Surgical Education (ASE)
Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons (BWOS)
J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JRGOS)
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2021


American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) North American Travelling Fellowship, 2022
Top Poster - Critical Issues, AOA Annual Meeting 2021
1st Place - Resident Essay Contest, CMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2018
1st Place - Basil Boyd Resident Research Award, The 37th Annual Oscar Miller Day
1st Place - Resident Essay Contest, CMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
Best Paper - Trauma/Foot & Ankle/Hand Breakout Session - North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2016
Best Basic Science Paper - CMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day, 2016
3rd Place, Resident Essay Contest, CMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016
3rd Place, Resident Essay Contest, CMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015
Best Basic Science Paper - CMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day, 2014
David Jones Peck Award, Rush Medical College - Awarded to the outstanding graduating URM medical student, 2012
University of Virginia Dean's List - University of Virginia, 2006
University of Virginia Dean's List - University of Virginia, 2005


Medical School: Rush Medical College, 2012
Internship: Atrium Health, Carolinas Medical Center, 2013
Residency: Atrium Health, Carolinas Medical Center, 2018
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2019

State Licensure



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Surgical Locations

Dr. Ode performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Ode

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Joshua Dines, MD and Gabriella Ode, MD. Complications in Orthopaedics: Sports Medicine Chapter 39: Distal Biceps Repair. Published July 2020. 1st Ed. ISBN-13: 978-0323545983

Gabriella Ode, MD and Answorth Allen, MD. Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: Complications and Management Chapter 9: Recurrent SLAP Tear. Completed Aug 2019. ISBN-13: 9781630917050 1st Ed.

Gabriella Ode, MD and Robert Anderson, MD. Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Sports Medicine Chapter 66: Internal Fixation of Tarsal Navicular Fractures. July 2018. 1st ed. ISBN: 9781496375414

Selected Presentations

Brooks JT, Middleton KK, Carson, EW, Porter SE, Ode GE. Racial Discrimination and Non-inclusive Work Environments in Orthopaedic Residency: Results of a Survey of 310 Black Orthopaedic Surgeons. . Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, Chicago March 2022

Ode GE, Brooks JT, Middleton KK, Carson, EW, Porter SE. Perception of Racial and Intersectional Discrimination in the Workplace is High Among Black Orthopaedic Surgeons: Results of a Survey of 274 Black Orthopaedic Surgeons in Practice. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, San Diego. Aug - Sept 2021

Collin P, Rol M, Muniandy M, Gain S, Ladermann A, Ode G. Relationship between postoperative integrity of subscapularis tendon and functional outcome in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) Closed Meeting (Virtual) Oct-Nov 2020. Neer Award Finalist

Ode GE, Bido J, Nwachukwu B, Williams RJ. Predictors of Return to Athletic Activity Following Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee. International Cartilage Restoration and Joint Preservation Society (ICRS) World Congress. Oct. 5-8, 2019

Ode GE, Greditzer H, Warner T, Williams RJ. Autologous adipose-derived stromal cell injection in the knee: Analysis of patient characteristics, early clinical outcomes and safety in 40 knees. Poster at International Cartilage Restoration and Joint Preservation Society (ICRS) World Congress. Oct. 5-8, 2019

Ode GE, MD, Ling D, Finocchiaro, A, Lai EY, Taylor SA, Dines, J; Dines D, Warren R, Gulotta L. Functional Outcomes of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty after Shoulder Stabilization: A Matched Cohort Study. Podium Presentation at the ASES Fellows Symposium at the San Diego Shoulder Course, June 21, 2019

Ode GE, Odum, S, Connor PM, Hamid N. Ambulatory vs. Inpatient TSA: A Population-based Analysis of Trends, Outcomes and Cost. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. Mar. 21-24, 2019

Bishop, ME, Ode GE, Zmugg S, Chang BS, Rauck, R, Hurwit, D; Ranawat, A. Validation of a Hip Arthroscopy Simulator Using the Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Evaluation Tool (ASSET). Podium Presentation at Orthopedic Summit: Evolving Techniques. Las Vegas, NV. Dec 5 - 8, 2018

Ode GE, Piasecki DP, Habet NA, Peindl RD. Cortical Button Suspensory Fixation: A Better Patellar Tendon Repair? . Podium presentation at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA) Annual Meeting. Pinehurst, NC. Oct. 7-9, 2016

Ode GE, McArthur S, Van Thiel GS, Kercher J, Dishkin-Paset J, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Cole BJ. Effects of Serial Sectioning and Repair of Radial Tears in the Lateral Meniscus. Podium presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. Jul. 14-17, 2010


As an academic orthopaedic surgeon and orthopaedic educator, an area of significant research interest for me is on optimization of learning, professional growth and leadership development in orthopaedic residents. I have published previous studies on optimization of training through simulation as well as feasibility of surgical assessment metrics for trainees. My research philosophy is that we need a data driven approach to understanding how trainees learn, how they optimize communication in medicine and how they develop into competent and ethically sound medical professionals. Another area of research interest is evaluating how the lack of racial and gender diversity in orthopaedic surgery impacts the working and training environment among orthopaedic surgeons. I have ongoing research in the following areas:

Profiling of Orthopaedic Surgery Trainees (POST) Research Group
PROJECT/ROLE: I am the primary investigator and founder of the research study group called POST (Profiling of Orthopaedic Surgery Trainees) that will be prospectively evaluating the cognitive characteristics of orthopaedic residents at 12 residency programs. The purpose of the study group is to evaluate the personality traits, learning preferences, leadership traits and perceived stress of residents through validated psychosocial measures. The study is current in year two of data enrollment. The POST study will run from late 2020 through 2026 with several planned collaborative publications over the course of enrollment.

Stereotype Threat Among Orthopaedic Residents
PROJECT/ROLE: I am the primary investigator in a OREF grant supported study which surveys the impact of racial and/or gender stereotype threat among orthopaedic trainees using the Stereotype Vulnerability Scale. The study is through its enrollment phase and is currently in data analysis. The study will run from July 2021 through June 2022.

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. Ode as of March 24, 2023.

  • BICMD, Inc. - Consultant
  • Exactech, Inc. - Research Support

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.