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Peter D. Fabricant, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Peter D. Fabricant

Dr. Peter Fabricant is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric and adolescent orthopedic surgery. His clinical expertise is in sports medicine and trauma surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle.

Dr. Fabricant completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, graduating with honors. He then attended Yale University School of Medicine. During his orthopedic surgery residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Fabricant earned a Master of Public Health Degree from Columbia University, and won several awards for excellence in patient care and innovation in patient safety.

Following residency, Dr. Fabricant completed two fellowships: first in pediatric orthopedic surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the second in sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. This afforded him the unique opportunity to study with renowned mentors at both institutions in order to compile additional subspecialty training uniquely focused on the care of children and adolescents with sports-related injuries and fractures. He has cared for athletes and performers at all levels, including the Boston Ballet, Babson College, the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships, and the Boston Marathon.

Dr. Fabricant is an accomplished researcher, with over 200 peer-reviewed publications and 15 book chapters in circulation. He has received multiple institutional, national, and international awards for clinical research, including the Herodicus Award (AOSSM), the Excellence in Research Award (AOSSM), the Promising Career Award (PRiSM Society), and the Richard S. Laskin Young Attending Resident Teaching Award (HSS), among others. Dr. Fabricant currently serves on several research and education committees in two international professional societies (POSNA and PRiSM). He is a member of several pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine research consortiums, through which he participates in cutting-edge multicenter clinical research studies with many of the most prolific researchers in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. He is an active fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

He also serves on the editorial board of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), on the Peer Review Committee for the Orthopaedic Research and education Foundation (OREF), and as a reviewer for several academic orthopaedic journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), Arthroscopy, and the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (JPO).


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Medical Doctorate, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Master's in Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Fellowship Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Fellowship Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard University, Boston, MA


  • Richard S. Laskin, MD Young Attending Resident Teaching Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2020
  • Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For: “Fixation of Chondral-Only Fragments of the Knee in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes”, 2016
  • Fellow Research Award, Boston Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Research Day. For: "Range of Motion Improvement Following Surgical Management of Arthrofibrosis in Children and Adolescents", 2016
  • Promising Career Award, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Society. For: "Cost Savings from Utilization of an Ambulatory Surgery Center for Orthopaedic Day Surgery", 2016


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)