Lawrence H. Fein, MD


Lawrence H. Fein, MD

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SpecialtyGeneral Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Total Joint Replacement
Medical SchoolNew York Medical College, Valhalla, NY - MD, 1982 InternshipSUNY-Health Science Center, Brooklyn/Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY - General Surgery, 1982-1983 FellowshipNew York University Medical Center, New York, NY - Fellowship in Sports Medicine, 1988 ResidencySUNY-Health Science Center, Brooklyn/Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY - Orthopaedic Surgery, 1983-1987 Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001

General Orthopaedics, Knee, Sports medicine, Total joint replacement

Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Fein specializes in knee treatment, particularly the repair/reconstruction of ligament injuries and cartilage repair and reconstruction. He has extensive experience working with athletes of all levels and sports, from short track speed skaters to principal dancers with the New York City Ballet. He served on the medical staff of the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Fein grew up in Rockland County, NY. He came to the capital district to attend Union College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in bio-engineering. After receiving his MD from New York Medical College, he completed a residency program in Orthopedic Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He stayed on at the Downstate Orthopedic training program as an attending surgeon at the Kings County Hospital and the Brooklyn VA Medical Center.

During his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the New York University Medical Center, he worked with athletes, including the New York Islanders hockey club and principal dancers with the New York City Ballet. He has been in private practice in Saratoga Springs, New York since 1988, caring for athletes at all levels. He has extensive experience working with short track speed skaters and served as a physician at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.

Dr. Fein has specialized in the treatment of knees, especially repair / reconstuction of ligament injuries and cartilage repair and reconstuction. He has been a leader in utilizing new, computer technologies and patient specific instumentation in both partial and total knee replacements.

Professional achievements and awards

Papers presented: Flexible Intramedullary Nailing of Adolescent Femoral Shaft Fractures, with A. Pankovich, C. Sperio, H. Baruch (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1988)(Brooklyn Academy of Orthopaedic Residents Night, 1988, First Place)

Publications: Closed Flexible Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fracture, with A. Pankovich, C. Sperio, H. Baruch (Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 3, No.2:133-141, June 1989)

The Role of Radiography in the Evaluation and Treatment of Common Anatomic Disorders of the Patella Femoral Joint, with Jeffrey Minkoff (Clinics in Sports Medicine, Vol. 8, No.2:203-260, April 1989)

Surgical Correction of Recurrent Volar Dislocation of the Distal Radioulnar Joint with S. Kashyap (A Case Report, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No.# 266:85-89, May 1991)

Dr. Fein is a past member of the Executive Committee of OrthoNY.


Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY

Medical Director of Orthopaedic Center of Excellence at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY

Staff Physician, Veteran's Administration Medical Center Brooklyn, NY, 1987

Clinical Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1987-1988

Attending Surgeon; Woodhull Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 1988

Salt Lake Organizing Committee -- 2002 Winter Olympics, Medical Staff, Salt Lake City, UT


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