Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD

Dr. Beth Shubin Stein is an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon and a member of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Since completing her fellowship in Sports Medicine, 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, as well as 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.

Video Series on Patellofemoral Disorders

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

Her affiliations with professional sports teams include serving 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.


Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Tendon-bone Healing
Patellofemoral Instability
Patellofemoral Arthritis



Specialized Centers



Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


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

New York, Connecticut

Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

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 and Elbow Surgery. 2006 (Jan-Feb).

MacGilivray 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.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2001 May-Jun;10(3):204-8.

Am J Sports Med. 2001 May-Jun;29(3):339-45.

Am J Sports Med. 2000 Nov-Dec;28(6):804-10.

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

Clinical Trials

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Dr. Beth Shubin Stein, Orthopedic Surgeon, Women's Sports Medicine Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1752
Fax: 212.327.1417

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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