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Ramin Tabaddor, MD

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine
Board Certified and Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine 
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine 

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Ramin Tabaddor, MD

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine
Board Certified and Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine 
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine 

About Dr. Ramin Tabaddor:

Dr. Tabaddor has been practicing orthopedic surgery since 2009. He is a fellowship trained, CAQ certified sports medicine orthopedist, with a special concentration in hip and pelvic-related disorders (including femoroacetabular impingement, gluteus medius tears, athletic pubalgia and iliopsoas tendon tears). Dr. Tabaddor treats a wide range of sports related injuries, both surgical and nonsurgical, and he has had specialized training in hip arthroscopy. He holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Boston University and an MD from Boston University School of Medicine.

Additionally, he completed his surgical internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and his orthopedic residency at Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, where he also served as Chief Administrative Resident. Dr. Tabaddor’s professional affiliations include: American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine; International Society of Hip Arthroscopy; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; Arthroscopy Association of North America; and RI Orthopedic Society. He is a member of the physician referral network for USA Gymnastics and the Team Physician for the US In-line Speed Skating Team.

Dr. Tabaddor sits on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the Federation of International Rollersports and the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League. He has also provided coverage for Special Olympics, Boston Ballet, URI athletics and various high school sporting events in the state of Rhode Island. He is an avid runner and swimmer and enjoys participating in triathlons and paddle boarding. Dr. Tabaddor resides in Providence, RI.

Undergraduate Degree:

Boston University

Medical Degree:

Boston University School of Medicine


Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program

Professional Affiliations:

American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
International Society of Hip Arthroscopy
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
RI Orthopedic Society

My Assistant

Arlene Kavanagh, PA-C

Arlene Kavanagh is a physician assistant who works alongside Dr. Tabaddor. Although she is trained in the care and management of general orthopedic issues, she has a specialized interest and training in sports medicine. Arlene sees patients in the office and assists Dr. Tabaddor in the operating room. She enjoys working with Dr. Tabaddor and considers patient education and attention to patient needs paramount to returning patients back to their lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

Arlene is originally from northeastern Ohio and earned her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Youngstown State University in Combined Sciences. She completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at James Madison University in Virginia. She is nationally certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants (RIAPA). Arlene is an avid Ohio State Football fan but will still treat patients from Michigan.



  • Understanding Athletic Pubalgia: A Review. Cohen B, Kleinhenz D, Schiller J, Tabaddor R. R I Med J (2013). 2016 Oct 4;99(10):31-35. Review.
  • Fixation of juvenile osteochondritis dissecans lesions of the knee using poly 96L/4D-lactide copolymer bioabsorbable implants. Tabaddor R, Banffy M, Andersen J, McFeely E, Ogunwole O, Micheli L, Kocher M. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Jan-Feb;30(1):14-20. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3181c6318c.
  • Transsphenoidal meningoencephalocele in adults. Jabre A, Tabaddor R, Samaraweera R. Surg Neurol. 2000 Aug;54(2):183-7; discussion 187-8.


Five Questions With: Dr. Ramin Tabaddor

With fall sports getting into full swing, University Orthopedics, Inc. sports medicine surgeon Dr. Ramin Tabaddor was featured in Providence Business News Five Questions this week. Dr. Tabaddor addresses several topics including what sports tend to see the most orthopedic injuries, concussion issues and prevention and why teaching future orthopedic surgeons is important to him.

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