Paul M. Sethi, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST
ELBOW, KNEE & SHOULDER SURGEON
Dr. Pau Sethi
  • College: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1993
  • Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, 1997
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2002
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Institute, Los Angeles, California, 2003
Paul Sethi, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine conditions of the elbow, knee and shoulder.  He is a leading research physician who speaks at academic and instructional medical conferences in the US and abroad. His research on surgical advances for the shoulder, elbow and knee is regularly published in leading medical journals including the Journal for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy, and the Journal of American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgery. He also collaborates with outside companies for education and research purposes and to develop medical procedures on the shoulder, elbow and knee. He is a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  He is President of the  ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education.

Dr. Sethi completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, CA. His research on athletic performance while a resident surgeon at Yale, his studies of professional basketball players, and his experience as a college varsity athlete have provided Dr. Sethi with first-hand experience and an informed perspective for understanding sports-related injuries and conditions.

Dr. Sethi served as orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and former assistant team physician of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, Los Angeles Kings hockey team, the Los Angeles Dodgers and University of Southern California football team.

Today Dr. Sethi serves as team physician to Greenwich High School, Brunswick High School and Iona Preparatory High School. In regular speaking engagements he asserts that proper fitness conditioning is essential to preventing sports injuries for professional as well as amateur athletes.

As President of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, Dr. Sethi’s research has recently included clinical study of the use of a long lasting analgesic, Exparel, during surgery to reduce the need for opioids to control post surgical pain; the establishment of better methods for surgical skin preparation (cleaning) to lower the risk of surgical infection; development of a new technique to repair chronic or weakened biceps tendons; and the evaluation of surgical needles in tendon surgery to establish international guidelines on needle use.

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Testimonials

I broke my collarbone in my last football season and was looking for a doctor who could help me the best way possible. Doctor Sethi was my doctor for the process and he was amazing to say the least. He was very helpful to my family and me. We could not be happier. It is not just him as well. The office ran to perfection with a great system of getting in and getting out. In fact, my father and I were 20 minutes late to our appointment. We sat down and within 5 minutes I was in my room waiting to get X-rays. Overall 5/5, 10/10, 100%. It is a great place to be.  (5 Star Review on Yelp from Philip P.)

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Dr. Sethi has been an advocate for opioid sparing solutions for post surgical pain and has been interviewed on television and print multiple times on the topic.

Read the article “The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball” published in NY Times where Dr. Sethi researched how throwing a “screwball” pitch effects the arm.

Watch Dr. Sethi speak about the following topics:   Minimizing Narcotic Use in Orthopedic Surgery; Orthopedic Surgery Applications of Stem Cells; Preventing Infections in Shoulder Surgery

HONORS

AAOS Achievement Award 2017, 2018, 2019
Castle Connolly Americas Top Doctors 2009-2019
New York Magazine Best Doctors 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018
Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009-2018
Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2013-2019
New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2012-2019
Stamford Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2012-2019
US News and World Report Top Doctor 2011
Westport Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2012-2018

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

American Shoulder and Elbow Society
Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Associate editor Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
Yale Orthopedic Association

SPORTS TEAM AFFILIATIONS

Orthopaedic Consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers
Former assistant team physician Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball
Former assistant team physician Los Angeles Lakers Basketball
Former assistant team physician Los Angeles Angels Hockey
Team physician Greenwich High School: 2002-Present
Team physician Iona Preparatory High School: 2005-Present
Team physician New Canaan High School Football: 2009-Present
Team physician Darien High School Lacrosse: 2014-Present
Team physician Purchase College: 2015-Present

CERTIFICATIONS

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery  – Board Certified
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Liposomal bupivacaine reduces opiate consumption after rotator cuff repair in a randomized controlled trial by Paul M. Sethi, MD, Devon Brameier, BS, Nikhil K. Mandava, BA, Seth R. Miller, MD,  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 1-9 (March, 2019)

Macroscopic Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy and Histopathology Do Not Predict Repair Outcomes of Rotator Cuff Tears by Paul. M. Sethi, MD, Chirag D. Sheth, BS, Leo Pauzenberger, MD, Mary Beth R. McCarthy, BS, Mark P. Cote, DPT,MS, Emma Soneson, BS, Seth Miller, MD, Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD (doi.org/10.1177/0363546517746986) The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume: 46, Issue: 4, pages 779-785 (January 2018)