Education

  • 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

Biography

Castle Connolly 2021 Top DoctorsPaul 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.

Affiliations

  • 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
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery | Diplomate
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
  • National Board of Medical Examiners | Diplomate
  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Yale Orthopaedic Association
  • Los Angeles Dodgers | Orthopaedic Consultant
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball | Former Assistant Team Physician
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Basketball | Former Assistant Team Physician
  • Los Angeles Hockey | Former Assistant Team Physician
  • Greenwich High School | Team Physician 2002–present
  • Iona Preparatory High School | Team Physician 2005–present
  • New Canaan High School Football | Team Physician 2009–present
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery | Sports Medicine

Honors

  • AAOS Achievement Award 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors 2009–2021
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2013, 2014, 2017–2020
  • Connecticut Magazine Best Doctors 2009–2020
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2013–2021
  • New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2012–2021
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2012–2021
  • US News and World Report Top Doctor 2011
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2012–2021
5 Star Review on Google from O.C.Patient

"Dr. Sethi is amazing. He did a phenomenal job for my son helping him get over a baseball injury that HSS gave up on. I strongly recommend him."

5 Star review from P.Patient

"One of the best around. Fixed up my knee perfectly from a severe football injury. Got me back on the field when no one thought I would be able to. Outstanding doctor, but even better person. Highly recommend to anyone."

5 Star Review on Healthgrades from D.Patient

"Dr. Sethi is kind and compassionate and inspires confidence. From the very first appointment, through surgery and recovery, he proved to be an expert in his field."

 

Published Research

Liposomal bupivacaine reduces opiate consumption after rotator cuff repair in a randomized controlled trial

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

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)

Safety of open suprapectoral and subpectoral biceps tenodesis: an anatomic assessment of risk for neurologic injury

Sethi, P.M.; Vadasdi, K.; Greene, R.T.; Vitale, M.A.; Duong, M.; Miller, S.R. Safety of open suprapectoral and subpectoral biceps tenodesis: an anatomic assessment of risk for neurologic injury. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. (In Press, 2014)

Repair results of 2-tendon rotator cuff tears utilizing the transosseous equivalent technique

Repair results of 2-tendon rotator cuff tears utilizing the transosseous equivalent technique. Sethi PM, Noonan BC, Cunningham J, Shreck E, Miller S. J Shoulder Elbow Surgery (2010) 19, 1210-1217.

Direct biceps tendon and supraspinatus contact as an indicator of rotator cuff tear during shoulder arthroscopy in the lateral decubitus position

Direct biceps tendon and supraspinatus contact as an indicator of rotator cuff tear during shoulder arthroscopy in the lateral decubitus position. Temple JD, Sethi PM, Kharrazi FD, Elattrache NS. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007.

Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears

Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears. Wolff AB, Sethi P, Sutton KM, Covey AS, Magit DP, Medvecky M. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2006 Dec;14(13):715-25.

Arthroscopic fixation of bursal-sided rotator cuff tears

Arthroscopic fixation of bursal-sided rotator cuff tears. Wolff AB, Magit DP, Miller SR, Wyman J, Sethi PM. Arthroscopy. 2006 Nov;22(11):1247.e1-4.

Treatment of recurrent patellar instability with a modification of the Roux-Goldthwait technique

Treatment of recurrent patellar instability with a modification of the Roux-Goldthwait technique. Marsh JS, Daigneault JP, Sethi P, Polzhofer GK. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Jul-Aug;26(4):461-5.

The Effect of Tennis Racket Grip Size on Forearm Muscle Firing Patterns

The Effect of Tennis Racket Grip Size on Forearm Muscle Firing Patterns. Hatch, Sethi, Pink, Jobe. Am J Sports Med. 2006 Jul 21

Accuracy of intra-articular injection of the glenohumeral joint: a cadaveric study

Accuracy of intra-articular injection of the glenohumeral joint: a cadaveric study. Sethi P, El Attrache, N. Orthopedics. 2006 Feb;29(2):149-52.

Technique and Results of Microfracture for Articular Cartilage Defects

Technique and Results of Microfracture for Articular Cartilage Defects. Sethi P, Kharrazi FD. In: Mirzayan, R, ed. Cartilage Injury in the Athlete. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2006.

Quantitative Assessment of Glenohumeral Translation in Baseball Players; A comparison of Pitchers Versus Non Pitching Athletes

Quantitative Assessment of Glenohumeral Translation in Baseball Players; A comparison of Pitchers Versus Non Pitching Athletes. Sethi P, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Am J Sports Med. 2004 Oct-Nov;32(7):1711-5.

Accuracy of Anterior Intra-Articular Injection of the Glenohumeral Joint

Accuracy of Anterior Intra-Articular Injection of the Glenohumeral Joint. Sethi, P. El Attrache N, Kingston S., Arthroscopy. 2005 Jan;21(1):77-80.

Femoral Notch Width Index Does Predict Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Professional Basketball Players: A 4 to 11 year prospective study

Femoral Notch Width Index Does Predict Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Professional Basketball Players: A 4 to 11 year prospective study. Sethi P, Starkey C, Lombardo S. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Jan;33(1):29-34.

Master’s performance in the New York City Marathon 1983-1999

Master’s performance in the New York City Marathon 1983-1999. Jokl P, Sethi PM, Cooper AJ, Br J Sports Med. 2004 Aug;38(4):408-12.

Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Disease

Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Disease. Sethi P. Grand Rounds. Greenwich Hospital. November 2004.

Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Disease

Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Disease. Grand Rounds. Sethi P. Bluegrass Orthopedic Association, Lexington, KY. 2004