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Nicholas Sgrignoli, MD

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About Dr. Sgrignoli


Dr. Nicholas Sgrignoli is an Assistant Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is fellowship-trained and board certified in sports medicine. 

Dr. Sgrignoli sees patient of all ages and especially enjoys helping young athletes return to sports. He believes that exercise is essential to good health and his goal is to help patients of all ages return to activities as quickly as possible using nonsurgical techniques. He is comfortable managing acute injuries, fractures, as well as chronic overuse injuries and arthritis. 

He completed his undergraduate training at Messiah College in central Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and proceeded to complete a Family Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. There he fell in love with sports medicine and went on to finish his training in sports medicine at UC San Diego Health. 

While at UCSD, Dr. Sgrignoli was the team physician for all UCSD sports including soccer, basketball, rugby and lacrosse. Some highlights included covering college and professional soccer as well as Kerri Walsh Jennings' P1440 volleyball tournament and the San Diego Seals professional indoor lacrosse. 

Dr. Sgrignoli has many interests including volleyball, soccer, and Gaelic football. He is also an avid snowboarder and has good experience managing ski and snowboard injuries.

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Special Expertise

Action sports injuries
Pediatric sports injuries
Ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections
Non-operative fracture care
Athletic-related medical conditions
Rotator cuff injury


Joint and soft tissue injections
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Corticosteroid injection
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections
Viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid) injections
Trigger point injections
ECG Screening

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Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery


American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine


American Board of Family Medicine
Certificate of Added Qualification - Sports Medicine


Family Medicine Keystone Award, 2018
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2014
Keinle Center Scholarship, 2013


Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 2015
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC, 2018
Fellowship: UC San Diego Health, San Diego, CA, 2019

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Sgrignoli

Patient Education

Selected Books/Chapters

Shahtaji, A, Sgrignoli, N. "Epistaxis", The 5-minute Sports Medicine Consult, 3rd Edition by Suraj Achar and Ken Taylor, April 2019, p. 128-129.

Selected Presentations

Sgrignoli N and Achar S. Pain Free Pickleball Predicament: Complete Rupture of the Conjoint Hamstring Tendon. Poster Presented at Annual Meeting, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Houston, TX. 2019

Sgrignoli, N.; Shahtaji, A.; Riggle, C.; Caldera, K; Strong, D. (2019, April). Evaluating the Benefit of Repeat Blood Pressure Measurements at Pre-Participation Physicals for High School Athletes. Poster presented at the 5th Annual UCSD Public Health Research Day, La Jolla, CA.

Sgrignoli N and Lintner L. The Key to Knee Stability: A Rare Cause of Knee Pain in a Young Athlete. Annual Meeting, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA. 2017


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.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Sgrignoli reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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.

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