April Featured Author

Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH
Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

From the April issue: Safer and Cheaper: An Enhanced Milestone-Based Return to Play Program After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Young Athletes Is Cost-Effective Compared With Standard Time-Based Return to Play Criteria

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Fabricant discuss his article in the April issue.


Dr. Peter Fabricant is a pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, graduating with honors. He then attended Yale University School of Medicine. During his orthopedic surgery residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Fabricant earned a Master of Public Health Degree from Columbia University, and won several awards for excellence in patient care and innovation in patient safety.

Following residency, Dr. Fabricant completed two fellowships: first in pediatric orthopedic surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the second in sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Fabricant has authored or co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and 15 book chapters. He has received multiple institutional, national, and international awards for clinical research, including the Herodicus Award (AOSSM), the Excellence in Research Award (AOSSM), and the Promising Career Award (PRiSM Society). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) since the beginning of his sports medicine fellowship in 2015.

In addition to his participation with AOSSM, Dr. Fabricant currently serves on several research and education committees in two international professional societies (POSNA and PRiSM) and is active in several pediatric and adolescent sports medicine multicenter study groups. He is an active reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), serves on the editorial board of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), and on the Peer Review Committee for the Orthopaedic Research and education Foundation (OREF).

Selected Other Published Work

Jones KJ, Kelley BV, Arshi A, McAllister DR, Fabricant PD. Comparative Effectiveness of Cartilage Repair with Respect to the Minimal Clinically Important Difference. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Nov; 47(13): 3284-3293. Epub 2019 May 13. PMID: 31082325

Suryavanshi JR, Goto R, Jivanelli B, PRiSM Outcomes Measures Research Interest Group, Fabricant PD. Age-Appropriate Pediatric Sports Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Their Psychometric Properties: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Nov; 47(13): 3270-3276. Epub 2019 Jan 16. PMID: 30649907

Mistovich RJ, Urwin JW, Fabricant PD, Lawrence JTR. Patellar Tendon-Lateral Trochlear Ridge Distance: A Novel Measurement of Patellofemoral Instability. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Dec; 46(14): 3400-3406. Epub 2018 Nov 14. PMID: 30427701

Gao B, Dwivedi S, Fabricant PD, Cruz AI. Patterns in Outcomes Reporting of Operatively Managed Pediatric Patellofemoral Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2019 May; 47(6): 1516-1524. Epub 2018 Apr 1. PMID: 29630397

Fabricant PD, Suryavanshi JR, Calcei JG, Marx RG, Widmann RF, Green DW. The Hospital for Special Surgery Pediatric Functional Activity Brief Scale (HSS Pedi-FABS): Normative Data. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr; 46(5): 1228-1234. Epub 2018 Mar 1. PMID: 29513554

Shea KG, Martinson WD, Cannamela PC, Richmond CG, Fabricant PD, Anderson AF, Polousky JD, Ganley TJ. Variation in the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Origin in the Skeletally Immature Knee: An Anatomic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Feb; 46(2): 363-369. Epub 2017 Oct 1. PMID: 29083227

Wall EJ, Milewski MD, Carey JL, Shea KG, Ganley TJ, Polousky JD, Grimm NL, Eismann EA, Jacobs JC, Murnaghan L, Nissen C, Myer GD, Research in Osteochondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group, Weiss J, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Lyon RM, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Zbojniewicz A. The Reliability of Assessing Radiographic Healing of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May; 45(6): 1370-1375. Epub 2017 Apr 1. PMID: 28398084

Dare DM, Fabricant PD, McCarthy MM, Rebolledo BJ, Green DW, Cordasco FA, Jones KJ. Increased Lateral Tibial Slope is a Risk Factor for Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: An MRI-Based Case-Control Study of 152 Patients. Am J Sports Med. Jul; 43(7):1632-9. PMID: 26129958

Fabricant PD, Robles A, Downey-Zayas T, Do HT, Marx RG, Widmann RF, Green DW. Development and Validation of a Pediatric Sports Activity Rating Scale: The Hospital for Special Surgery Pediatric Functional Activity Brief Scale (HSS Pedi-FABS). Am J Sports Med. 2013 Oct; 41(10):2421-9. Epub 2013 Jul 26. PMID: 23893420

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