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Dr. Sabrina Strickland, Orthopedic Surgeon, Women's Sports Medicine Specialist

Sabrina M. Strickland, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Dr. Sabrina Strickland, Orthopedic Surgeon, Women's Sports Medicine Specialist

Sabrina M. Strickland, MD

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
6th floor & ground floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1725
Fax: 646.797.8715

Stamford, CT Office:
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
6th floor & ground floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1725
Fax: 646.797.8715

Stamford, CT Office:
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Dr. Sabrina Strickland is board certified in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), where she specializes in surgery of the knee and shoulder. She completed her residency and fellowship in sports medicine at HSS after completing medical school at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s. Prior to that, Dr. Strickland received her BA from Cornell University. Currently, Dr. Strickland is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at HSS and Weill Cornell Medical College and a consultant at the Bronx VA. She retired from her part-time position as the Chief of Orthopaedics at the VA in 2012 after seven years of service.

Dr. Strickland is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. She also serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is an active member on several national committees. Her research focuses on the knee joint specifically patellofemoral arthritis and instability and ACL injury. Prior to pursuing her medical career, Dr. Strickland was a ski instructor during college and spent a year skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado. She currently spends every winter weekend skiing and watching her three girls compete in ski races at Windham and surrounding mountains.

Back in the Game Patient Stories


Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery, Bronx Veteran Affairs Medical Center


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Surgical procedures to address patellofemoral instability and pain
Primary and revision ACL reconstruction
Partial knee replacement including patellofemoral replacement
Revision shoulder surgery and replacement


New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2017, 2018
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2016-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2018
Leadership Fellow Program, 2012-2013
HSS Philip D. Wilson Teaching Award, 2011
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award, 2001
New York Hospital Distinguished Housestaff Award, 2000
Nathan M. Freer Prize, 1996
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation: The American Medical Women’s Association Award,1996
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society,1995


Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery, Member
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member


English, Spanish

Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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


MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, 1996


New York Hospital, Cornell, New York, 1997


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2001


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2002


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004
Board Certified in Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

Patient Education by Dr. Strickland on HSS.edu

Selected Books/Chapters

Strickland SM, Metzl J. Growth and Development in the Female Athlete. In: Ireland ML, Nattiv A, eds. The Female Athlete. 1 ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, Elsevier Science, 2002, pp 199-207.

Strickland SM, Altchek DW, Williams RJ. Arthroscopic Treatment of Posterior Shoulder Instability. In: Craig EV, ed. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Shoulder. 2 ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004, pp 103-113.

Selected Publications

Cummins CA, Appleyard RC, Strickland SM, Haen, PS, Chen S, Murrell GAC. Rotator Cuff Repair: An Ex Vivo Analysis of Suture Anchor Repair Techniques on Initial Load to Failure. Arthroscopy, 2005, 21(10): 1236-1241.

Wolf BR, Strickland S, Williams RJ, Allen AA, Altchek DW, Warren, RF. Open Posterior Stabilization for Recurrent Posterior Glenohumeral Instability. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery,2005, 14(2):157-164. Nominated for the Neer Award.

Strickland SM, Warren RF, MacGillivray JD. ACL Reconstruction with Allograft Tendons. In: Andrews, JR, Gladstone, JN; eds. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, 2003, 34(1): 41-47.

Strickland SM, Belknap TW, Turner AS, Wright TM, Hannafin JA. Lack of Hormonal Influences on Mechanical Properties of Sheep Knee Ligaments. . The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2003, 31(2): 210-215.

Williams RJ, Strickland SM, Altchek DA, Warren RF. Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization for Posterior Shoulder Instability. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2003, 31(2): 203-209.

Cummins CA, Strickland SM, Appleyard RC, Szomor ZL, Marshall J, Murrell GAC. Rotator Cuff Repair With Bioabsorbable Screws: An In Vivo and Ex Vivo Investigation. Arthroscopy, 2003, 19(3): 239-248.

Anderson K, Strickland SM, Warren RF. Current Concepts. Hip and Groin Injuries in Athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2001, 29(4): 521-533.

Hannafin JA, Strickland SM. Frozen Shoulder. Current Opinion in Orthopedics, 2000, 11: 271-275.

Strickland SM, Westrich GH. Spontaneous Compartment Syndrome Occurring Postoperatively in 2 Oral Surgery Patients. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, July 2000, 58(7): 814-816.

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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Surgical Locations