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dr paul fadale, rhode island sports medicine, brown university professor orthopedic surgeryPaul D. Fadale, MD

Professor: Brown University Medical School
Chief: Division of Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Board Certified: Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certified: Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Head Team Physician: Brown University Athletics and Providence Bruins Professional Hockey Team (AHL)
Sports Medicine "Top Doctor”

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Paul D. Fadale, MD

Chief Division of Sports Medicine & Fellowship Director: Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Professor: Brown University Medical School
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Head Team Physician: Brown University Athletics, Providence Bruins Professional Hockey Team (AHL)

Sports Medicine "Top Doctor"

To learn more about Dr. Fadale, please follow this link to www.Fadale.com.


Dudley Street
2 Dudley St.
Providence, RI

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI

East Greenwich
1598 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI

Education and Training:

State University of New York @ Buffalo; Buffalo, New York Degree: B.A. Biology (magna cum laude)

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine; Buffalo, New York
Degree: M.D.

Intern & Resident in General Surgery; Brown University Medical School / Rhode Island Hospital; Donald S. Gann, M.D., Chairman; Providence, Rhode Island

Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery; Brown University Medical School / Rhode Island Hospital; James H. Herndon, M.D., Chairman; Providence, Rhode Island

Sports Medicine Fellowship; Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Director: Leslie S. Matthews, M.D. Baltimore, Maryland

AO/ASIF - International Trauma / Sports Medicine Fellowship; Chur, Switzerland
Dr. Th. Ruedi; Basel, Switzerland - Dr. W. Mueller; Berne, Switzerland - Dr. R. Jakob

Team Physician:

  • Head Team Physician: Brown University Athletics
  • Head Team Physician: Providence Bruins Professional Hockey Team. AHL Affiliate - Boston Bruins (NHL)
  • Organization / Team Physician: NCAA Women’s Frozen 4 Hockey Championship
  • Tournament Physician: 1997 Squash News U.S. Women’s Professional Championships
  • Head Team Physician - local organizing committee; United States Figure Skating Association National Championships
  • Tournament Physician: Rolex U.S. Open Squash Championships @ Providence, Rhode Island
  • Orthopedic / Local Event Physician: Cirque de Soleil
  • Team Physician: United States Figure Skating Association National Precision Skating Championships
  • Head Team Physician: Duquesne University Athletics; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Assistant Sports Medicine Physician: Pittsburgh Marathon; (Women's Olympic Trials) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Certification and Licensure

  • Fellow - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Diplomat - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Recertified 1999 (92nd percentile) & 2009 (93rd percentile)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part I & Part II - Passed (98th percentile)
  • Rhode Island Medical License
  • Diplomat - National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 2008 (93rd percentile)

Appointments / Honors / Awards

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery: Brown University
  • Chief: Division of Sports Medicine @ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery @ Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Director @ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery @ Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Rhode Island Monthly Best Sports Medicine Doctor / Orthopedic Surgeon ("Top Doc") multiple award winner.
  • Castle Connollyl Top Doctor
  • The Best Doctors in America (Woodward / White)
  • Top Doctor (Orthopaedics) Consumers Guide to Top Doctors by Consumer Checkbook / A Nonprofit Consumer Information & Service Resource
  • Brown University Medical School Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award
  • Excellence in Teaching Award: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Brown University Athletics Appreciation Award
  • Aircast Award for Basic Science American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Rhode Island Governors’ Council on Physical Fitness and Health
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: Charles H. Herndon Residency Research Award
  • Excellence in Research Award; The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education
  • Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery Reviewer of the year: 1st runner up
  • Haffenreffer Fellow: Clinical Sciences Department of Orthopaedics; Brown University Medical School
  • Dr. Sidney Farber Award: Achievement in Cancer Research Roswell Park Memorial Institute; Buffalo, NY

Dr. Fadale Blog & Media

Dr. Fadale in the American Journal of Sports Medicine Editorial Board Spotlight as a March Featured Ed Board Member

Dr. Paul Fadale is 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 / Rhode Island Hospital Orthopedic Residency program under Dr. James Herndon, Chairman. His fellowship training was in Sports Medicine under the direction of Dr. Leslie Matthews in Baltimore and a second fellowship with AO/ASIF International in Switzerland.

Please click here to view the full feature.

March 17, 2015-- Dr. Fadale featured in Providence Journal's article titled, "Mark Patinkin: For young athletes, an injury can provide a new perspective"

Excerpt of article below, courtesy of Providencejournal.com.

Now, 48 hours before Alex's flight back, we were in the exam room waiting for the verdict.

The big concern was an ACL tear. That almost always means surgery and a long recovery. For Alex, it would crater his dream of a second lacrosse season in Australia.

There was a knock on the exam-room door and Dr. Paul Fadale came in. He’s one of the best knee orthopedists in New England.

He sat at a computer and pulled up the MRI images. Neither Alex nor I had a clue what we were looking at. Fadale did.

He’s the kind of doc who likes to kid around, but also tell it straight.

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