Sabrina M. Strickland, MD

Dr. Sabrina Strickland is board-certified in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), where she treats orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. She completed her residency and fellowship specializing in Sports Medicine at HSS after completing medical school at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s. Prior to that, Dr. Strickland received her B.A. from Cornell University.

Currently, Dr. Strickland is an Associate Professor of orthopaedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and consultant at the Bronx VA. She retired in 2012 after seven years as the Chief of Orthopaedics at the VA. Dr. Strickland is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. She also serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is an active member on several national committees. Her research has focused on ACL injuries in women, as well as rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability. Prior to pursuing her medical career, Dr. Strickland was a ski instructor. She currently spends every winter weekend skiing and watching her three girls compete in ski races at Windham and surrounding mountains.


Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery, Bronx Veteran Affairs Medical Center



Board Certified in Sports Medicine
Women's Sports Medicine

Special Expertise

complex shoulder reconstruction
treatment of degenerative joint disease
stabilization procedures to return patients to active lifestyles
osteoporosis counseling


Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award for the best research project, 2001
Distinguished Housestaff Award for "exemplary all-around service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital" by the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council, 2000
Nathan M. Freer Prize, voted the outstanding senior medical student by the Rush Medical College faculty, 1996
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation: The American Medical Women’s Association Award, 1996
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, elected 1995


Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery, Member
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member

Specialized Centers




MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, 1996


New York Hospital, Cornell, New York, 1997


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2001


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2002


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004
Board Certified in Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York, Delaware

Sabrina M. Strickland, MD has contributed to the following articles on

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Selected Publications

Cummins CA, Appleyard RC, Strickland SM, Haen, PS, Chen S, Murrell GAC. Rotator Cuff Repair: An Ex Vivo Analysis of Suture Anchor Repair Techniques on Initial Load to Failure. Arthroscopy, 2005, 21(10): 1236-1241.

Wolf BR, Strickland S, Williams RJ, Allen AA, Altchek DW, Warren, RF. Open Posterior Stabilization for Recurrent Posterior Glenohumeral Instability. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery,2005, 14(2):157-164. Nominated for the Neer Award.

Strickland SM, Warren RF, MacGillivray JD. ACL Reconstruction with Allograft Tendons. In: Andrews, JR, Gladstone, JN; eds. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, 2003, 34(1): 41-47.

Strickland SM, Belknap TW, Turner AS, Wright TM, Hannafin JA. Lack of Hormonal Influences on Mechanical Properties of Sheep Knee Ligaments. . The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2003, 31(2): 210-215.

Williams RJ, Strickland SM, Altchek DA, Warren RF. Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization for Posterior Shoulder Instability. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2003, 31(2): 203-209.

Cummins CA, Strickland SM, Appleyard RC, Szomor ZL, Marshall J, Murrell GAC. Rotator Cuff Repair With Bioabsorbable Screws: An In Vivo and Ex Vivo Investigation. Arthroscopy, 2003, 19(3): 239-248.

Anderson K, Strickland SM, Warren RF. Current Concepts. Hip and Groin Injuries in Athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2001, 29(4): 521-533.

Hannafin JA, Strickland SM. Frozen Shoulder. Current Opinion in Orthopedics, 2000, 11: 271-275.

Strickland SM, Westrich GH. Spontaneous Compartment Syndrome Occurring Postoperatively in 2 Oral Surgery Patients. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, July 2000, 58(7): 814-816.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Strickland SM, Metzl J. Growth and Development in the Female Athlete. In: Ireland ML, Nattiv A, eds. The Female Athlete. 1 ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, Elsevier Science, 2002, pp 199-207.

Strickland SM, Altchek DW, Williams RJ. Arthroscopic Treatment of Posterior Shoulder Instability. In: Craig EV, ed. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Shoulder. 2 ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004, pp 103-113.

Research Interests

Estrogen, ACL injury

Clinical Trials

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