Sabrina Strickland, MD
Orthopedics Sports Surgeon, Hospital For Special Surgery
I am a sports medicine surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Although many patients come to see me after a knee injury playing sports such as soccer, basketball, or skiing, others come due to pain in everyday activities such as walking down stairs. Common injuries are ACL ligament tears, patellar dislocations, or meniscal tears related to sports; however, a lot of patients also come to see me who have never played sports.
I find it very rewarding to help patients return to their favorite activities – especially those who have been told by doctors that there is no further treatment available (and in many cases, have had a number of unsuccessful surgeries and continue to suffer). In these instances, I find misdiagnosis is common or that the previous surgical treatment was incorrect and I have great success helping patients who have otherwise given up hope.
I live in New York City and am the mother of three girls, currently ages 14, 14, and 17. Because I live in New York City it is difficult (for me) to exercise outside, so I go to rowing classes, spin classes, barre classes, and lift weights, but my favorite sport is skiing. Our family spent every winter weekend at Windham Mountain in the Catskills where my girls ski raced for 8 years. They went to Mt. Hood (the glacier in Oregon) to ski and then to ski camp in November in Colorado.
As of this fall, all my girls will be at boarding school at Berkshire and Hotchkiss. One ski races at Berkshire and is the coxswain for the Boys Varsity Crew team in the spring and fall. The second hopes to play volleyball at Hotchkiss as a sophomore. My eldest daughter will be a senior at Hotchkiss where she has been on the swim team for the past 2 years.
I went to college at Cornell University majoring in Psychology while doing my Pre-med requirements and worked at Stratton Mountain over the holiday breaks as a Ski Instructor. Subsequently, I spent a year skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado, and then went on to Medical School at Rush in Chicago, did my internship at Cornell/New York Hospital and Residency and Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. I find that I have an incredibly interesting job during the week and then find my weekends filled with many kid’s sporting events where it seems to come in handy quite often that I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Education & Training
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship
The Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery Internship
“Patellofemoral arthroplasty conversion to total knee arthroplasty: retrieval analysis and clinical correlation.” 2016 May 4-7; Barcelona, Spain.
“Patellar Chondral Defects Treated with Particulated Juvenile Articular Allograft Cartilage: An MRI Analysis.” 2016 September 24-27; Naples, Italy.
Dr. Strickland is currently in-network with the following insurance plans: :
- Affinity Access
- Blue Cross HMO POS
- Blue Cross PPO
- Blue Cross Pathway
- Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
- United Healthcare
- United Healthcare Compass
Upper East Side
523 East 72nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Stamford Chelsea Piers
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902