Moira M. McCarthy, MDSports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Moira M. McCarthy is an Orthopedic Surgeon on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is a specialist in the fields of arthroscopic and open knee and shoulder surgery.

Dr. McCarthy attended Princeton University for her undergraduate studies and completed her medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society. She completed her residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Following residency, she was co-chief fellow during her fellowship on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. During residency and fellowship, Dr. McCarthy gained experience while treating athletes on the field and in the operating room. She was an assistant team physician with the New York Giants, the New York Liberty, and with several other collegiate and high school teams and athletes.

Dr. McCarthy’s clinical and research background is focused on disorders of the knee and shoulder. She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as given presentations at national meetings on topics involving sports medicine conditions of the knee and shoulder. Her main clinical interests are anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other knee ligament injuries, meniscus injuries, patella instability, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, and biceps tendon injuries.

Following fellowship, Dr. McCarthy spent time traveling to learn specialized orthopedic techniques. She studied ACL reconstruction and anterolateral ligament (ALL) reconstruction with members of the ACL Study Group including Dr. Andy Williams in London and Dr. Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet in France who both treat professional soccer players, Dr. Peter Verdonk in Belgium, and Dr. Philippe Neyret in France. She spent additional time in France learning about patellofemoral disorders and treatments with Dr. Philippe Neyret and Dr. David Dejour. She spent time with Dr. Gilles Walch learning about shoulder instability and Latarjet procedures in France and with Dr. George Murrell treating rotator cuff tendon injuries in Australia.

Dr. McCarthy is determined to offer customized expert care including surgical as well as non-surgical solutions for patients with injuries to the knee and shoulder.

Dr. McCarthy is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with certification from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

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