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  • Paul Fadale, MD

  • Paul Fadale, MD

    • Affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital
    • Associate professor and chief of sports medicine at Brown Medical School

    Paul Fadale, MD, primarily treats athletic injuries to the knees, shoulders and ankles. He commonly performs reconstructions of ligaments and treatments of cartilage damage in the knee. In the shoulder, he commonly treats rotator cuff disease and instability. Ankle reconstructions for athlete tendon rupture or instability are also performed.

    Fadale's multiple research activities are focused on the most common athletic injuries. He has written numerous scientific articles and book chapters on sports-related problems. In addition, Fadale has lectured and taught surgery at national and international sports medicine meetings. Presently, he is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

    Fadale is the head team physician for the Brown University athletic teams, Providence Bruins professional hockey team, and the Rhode Island Stingrays soccer team. He has also served as head physician for many amateur and professional sporting events including the United States Figure Skating Association National Championships.

    Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fadale received both a BA and MD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his orthopedic residency at Brown Medical School and was fellowship-trained in sports medicine at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and in orthopedic trauma in Switzerland. Before returning to Brown University as the chief of sports medicine, he served as a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has participated in several radio and television presentations including the Cable News Network (CNN). His research and publications cover a wide range of athletic injuries.