Paul M. Sethi, MD

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 in his specialty 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. Dr. Sethi 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(ONSF).

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 an informed perspective of sports-related injuries and conditions.

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

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 ONSF,  Dr. Sethi’s research has recently included clinical study of the non-opioid solutions for post-surgical pain management; 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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I am very grateful to Dr. Paul Sethi for restoring me to a pain-free life. My torn up shoulder constantly ached, woke me up at night, and limited all sorts of physical endeavors with that arm. 3 short months later, I have a fully restored range of motion with almost no lingering pain, and I’m sure with a few more months of strengthening PT I will be better than new. I cannot say enough about his approach, his thorough explanations throughout the process outlining my treatment options, and his skill as a surgeon. (Make sure to search YouTube for some of his presentations on the latest techniques in shoulder surgery.) Thanks again to Dr. Sethi and the entire support staff at ONS for an outcome that is better than I could have hoped for! (5 Star Review on Google from K.B.)
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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 in print multiple times on the topic.

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

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.


AAOS Achievement Award 2017, 2018, 2019
Castle Connolly Americas Top Doctors 2009-2019
New York Magazine Best Doctors 2013, 2014, 2017- 2019
Connecticut Magazine Best Doctors 2009-2019
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


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


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


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


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


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 ( The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume: 46, Issue: 4, pages 779-785 (January 2018)

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