Meet Our Cartilage Repair Team

Chief, Sports Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital

Paul Fadale, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital and professor of orthopedic surgery and chief of sports medicine at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He was an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Medical School. His orthopedic training was completed at the Brown University orthopedic residency program at Rhode Island Hospital under James Herndon, MD, chairman. His fellowship training was in sports medicine under the direction of Leslie Matthews, MD, in Baltimore and a second fellowship with AO/ASIF International in Switzerland.

Fadale moved to Pittsburgh to join the division of sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) Medical Center department of orthopedics. In 1989 he returned to Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University to found the division of sports medicine in the department of orthopedics. He is board certified in orthopedics and subspecialty certified in orthopedic sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Currently he is a journal reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Journal of Sports Medicine, where he is a member of the editorial board. Fadale is the orthopedic sports medicine fellowship director at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  

Fadale is a member of University Orthopedics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s academic group in Providence, Rhode Island. His clinical responsibilities include being the head team physician for the Brown University athletes since 1993 and the head team physician for the Providence Bruins professional hockey team since 1992.

Fadale has received the Excellence in Research Award and the Aircast Award for Basic Science from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has received a Brown University Medical School Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the department of orthopedics. He is a Rhode Island Monthly “Top Doc” in sports medicine winner for the state of Rhode Island.

Currently, Fadale has approximately 80 peer reviewed papers, ten book chapters, more than 70 scientific papers and 50 poster exhibits presented at local, regional or national meetings. He has given more than 200 invited presentations and served as academic faculty at more than 50 scientific meetings.

Sports Medicine

Brett Owens, MD is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing in arthroscopic repair of sports-related injuries as well as complex knee and shoulder reconstructions. He is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Dr. Owens earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He received further training through the John A. Feagin Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship in West Point, New York.

While serving as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, Dr. Owens was chief of orthopedics and sports medicine at Keller Army Hospital at West Point, New York, where he cared for soldiers and cadets at the United States Military Academy and was team physician for the Army lacrosse, rugby, and football teams. While deployed in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dr. Owens served as chief of orthopedics at the 86th Combat Support Hospital.

Dr. Owens is currently team physician for the United States Lacrosse National Men’s Team USA and for Brown University.

Dr. Owens was named by fellow orthopedists in Orthopedics This Week as one of the “Top 28 North American Knee Surgeons” in 2014. He is associate editor for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and his research has garnered five major awards from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.