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Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD

Sports Medicine

About Dr. Shubin Stein


Dr. Beth Shubin Stein is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center at HSS. She has developed a particular interest and expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Shubin Stein employs the most advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat patellofemoral disorders of the knee, meniscal tears, and other common knee ligament injuries such ACL tears, sports-related injuries including shoulder instability, labral and rotator cuff tears in addition to shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacements. She specializes in patellofemoral instability and patellofemoral arthritis in both her practice and research and has published, taught, and spoken on this topic at the national level.

Dr. Shubin Stein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and her residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Her affiliations with professional sports teams include having served as assistant team physician for the New York Power, the professional women’s soccer team and as a team physician for the United States Federation Cup Tennis team.

For more information, visit www.drbethshubinstein.com

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Specialized Centers

Patellofemoral Center
Women's Sports Medicine Center
HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

Patellofemoral instability
Patellofemoral arthritis
Cartilage restoration
Knee ligament reconstruction
Shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair

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Orthopedic Director, Women's Sports Medicine Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital




Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine


Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2022
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2015-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2021, 2022


BA, Columbia College, New York, 1991
MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1996


Columbia Presbyterian, General Surgery, New York, 1997


Columbia Presbyterian, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, 2001


Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports and Shoulder, New York, 2002

State Licensure


English, Spanish

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Selected Journal Articles

Weber AE, Nathani A, Dines JS, Allen AA, Shubin Stein BE, Arendt EA, Bedi A. An Algorithmic Approach to the Management of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocation. Weber. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Mar 2;98(5):417-27.

Stupay KL, Swart E, Shubin Stein BE. Widespread implementation of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for Recurrent Patellar Instability Maintains Functional Outcomes at Midterm to Long-Term Follow-up While Decreasing Complication Rates: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy, 2015 Feb 19.

Tanaka MJ, Munch JL, Slater AJ, Nguyen JT, Shubin Stein BE. Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis After Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy: A Single Case Series Study. Orthop J Sports Med. 2014 Aug 13;2(8):2325967114544457

Franzone JM, Vitale MA, Shubin Stein BE, Ahmad CS. Is there an association between chronicity of patellar instability and patellofemoral cartilage lesions? An arthroscopic assessment of chondral injury. J Knee Surg. 2012 Nov;25(5):411-6. Epub 2012 May 15.

Hettrich CM, Rodeo SA, Hannafin JA, Ehteshami J, Shubin Stein BE. The effect of muscle paralysis using Botox on the healing of tendon to bone in a rat model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Dec 29.

Ahmad CS, Brown GD, Stein BS. The docking technique for medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: surgical technique and clinical outcome. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Oct;37(10):2021-7.

Ahmad CS, McCarthy M, Gomez JA, Shubin Stein BE. The moving patellar apprehension test for lateral patellar instability. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Apr;37(4):791-6.

Levine WN, Brandon ML, Stein BS, Gardner TR, Bigliani LU, Ahmad CS. Shoulder adaptive changes in youth baseball players. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 Sep-Oct;15(5):562-6.

MacGillivray JD, Shubin Stein BE, Park M, Allen AA, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF:   Comparison of  tibial inlay versus trans-tibial techniques for isolated PCL reconstruction: Minimum two-year follow up. Arthroscopy. 2006 Mar;22(3):320-8.

Shubin Stein BE, Ahmad CS, Pfaff C, Bigliani LU, Levine WN: A Comparison of MRI findings of the acromioclavicular joint in symptomatic versus asymptomatic patients. Journal of Shoulder an Elbow Surgery. 2006 (Jan-Feb).

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Research Interests

The Patellofemoral Center addresses the current lack of formalized research into patellofemoral disorders, treatments and outcomes. Our center focuses on clinical outcome studies that evaluate current surgical techniques and improve patient outcomes as well as develop new ones. The Center has taken a comprehensive approach to investigating patient outcomes in a variety of patellofemoral disorders and treatment procedures. By utilizing a combination of prospective, retrospective, and biomechanical studies, our group assesses the efficacy of current procedures and improves upon them to develop even better treatment options. The Patellofemoral Center is also focused on conducting collaborative research efforts with other institutions in the form of multi-center studies, in order to maximize the quality and power of patellofemoral patient data available. The comprehensive research efforts of the Patellofemoral Center play a critical role in improving the quality of life of the many patients suffering from knee pain and instability.

Specific areas of investigation include:

  1. Risk factors for failure of isolated soft tissue surgery for patellar instability
  2. Comparison of surgical versus non-surgical treatment in first time patella dislocators with open growth plates
  3. Evaluation of isolated MPFL reconstruction to treat patellar instability
  4. Evaluation of current surgical techniques on contact mechanics and pressures of different trochlear and patellar morphologies
  5. Evaluation of juvenile particulated cartilage to improve severe cartilage defects in the patella.
  6. Determining the effect of patellofemoral surgery on patella vascularity
  7. Measuring outcomes and quality of life in patients undergoing PFJ arthroplasty
  8. Determining outcomes including return to sport after MPFL reconstruction
  9. Evaluating tibial tubercle transfers in the management of patellar pain and arthritis

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Shubin Stein as of February 03, 2022.

  • Arthrex, Inc.- Consultant; Royalties; Speakers' Bureau
  • HS2, LLC- Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC of Manhattan, LLC- Ownership Interest

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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

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