March Featured Ed Board Members

paul fadale

Paul Fadale, MD
Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Rhode Island

Dr. Paul Fadale is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He was an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating Magna Cum Laude and a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Medical School. His orthopedic training was completed at the Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital Orthopedic Residency program under Dr. James Herndon, Chairman. His fellowship training was in Sports Medicine under the direction of Dr. Leslie Matthews in Baltimore and a second fellowship with AO/ASIF International in Switzerland.

Dr. Fadale moved to Pittsburgh to join the Division of Sports Medicine with Dr. Freddy Fu and Dr. Chris Harner at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) Medical Center Department of Orthopedics. In 1989 he came back to Brown University / RIH orthopedic program to start the Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopedics. He is board certified in Orthopedics and sub-specialty certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Currently he is a journal reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Journal of Sports Medicine, where he is a member of the Editorial Board. Dr. Fadale is the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Director at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Fadale is a member of University Orthopedics, Brown Medical School’s academic group in Providence, Rhode Island. His clinical responsibilities include acting as the Head Team Physician for the Brown University athletes since 1993 and the Head Team Physician for the AHL Providence Bruins Professional Hockey Team since 1992.

He has received the Excellence in Research Award and the Aircast Award for Basic Science from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Fadale has received a Brown University Medical School Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award from The Department of Orthopedics. He is a “Top Doc” in Sports Medicine winner for the state of Rhode Island.

Currently he has approximately 80 peer reviewed papers, 10 book chapters, has over 70 scientific papers and 50 poster exhibits presented at local, regional, or national meetings. Dr Fadale has given over 200 invited presentations and served as academic faculty at over 50 scientific meetings. He has received as co-investigator over $5 million in grant support.

The center of his life, however, remains his wife Mari, and their 2 children Matthew and Jessica.

Selected Published Works

Wiggins ME, Fadale PD, Barrach H, Ehrlich MG, Walsh WR: Healing Characteristics of a Type 1 Collagenous Structure Treated With Corticosteroids. Am J Sports Med. 1994 Mar-Apr; 22(2): 279-288 (Winner of the 1992 AOSSM excellence in research award)

Tashjian R, Banerjee R, Bradley MP, Alford W, Fadale P: Zolpidem Reduces Postoperative Pain, Fatigue, and Narcotic Consumption Following Knee Arthroscopy: A Prospective Randomized Placebo – Controlled Double Blinded Study. J Knee Surg. 2006 Apr 19(2): 105-111 (Nominated: 2005 Arthroscopy Association of North America Richard O’Connor Award)

Christino M, Matson A, Reinert S, DiGiovanni C, Fadale P. Paperwork versus Patient Care: A Nationwide Survey of Residents Perceptions of Clinical Documentation Requirements and Patient Care. J Grad Med Educ 2013(4): 600-4

Vopat B, Klinge S, McClure P, Fadale P. The Effects of Fitness on the Aging Process. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 (9): 576-585

Alison M. Biercevicz, Matthew R. Akelman, Paul D. Fadale, Michael J. Hulstyn, Robert M. Shalvoy, Gary J. Badger, Glenn A. Tung, Heidi L. Oksendahl, and Braden C. Fleming. MRI Volume and Signal Intensity of ACL Graft Predict Clinical, Functional, and Patient-Oriented Outcome Measures After ACL Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2014


Seung-Ho Kim1

Seung Ho Kim, MD
Madi Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Dr. Kim is a director of the Madi Hospital, a specialized shoulder hospital in Seoul, Korea. After attending the Medical School at Kyungpook National University, Dr. Kim completed orthopaedic residency training in the Kyungpook National University Hospital. As a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine since 1995, Dr. Kim has specialized in shoulder and sports medicine. In 1997, he was a GOTS-Asian Traveling Fellow and in 2002, he was an AOSSM Traveling Fellow. In 2005, Dr. Kim found the Madi Hospital, “the hospital for shoulder diseases,” and served as Director. He has served as President of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society from 2012-2013.

Dr. Kim is one of the pioneers of shoulder surgery who brought arthroscopic shoulder surgery in its earlier period of development to Korea. Dr. Kim has been impressed by Dr. Stephen J. Snyder in Van Nuys, California in 1995 and spent a year as a visiting surgeon with Stephen S. Burkhart, San Antonio, Texas in 2000.

Dr. Kim has published many research papers journals, authored many chapters in sports medicine textbooks, and made numerous presentations in international meetings. Dr. Kim developed arthroscopic knot tying, “the SMC Knot”, and the Madi locking loop, the Kim test, and the Kim lesion of the posterior shoulder instability. He has served on the Editorial Boards for American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society, Journal of Korean Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Journal of Korean Orthopaedic Association, Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, SMARTT Journal, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Journal of Orthopaedic Science.

Selected Published Works

Kim SH, Ha KI: SMC Knot-A New Slip Knot With Locking Mechanism. Arthroscopy 16: 563-565, 2000

Kim SH, Ha KI, Cho YB, Ryu BD, Oh I. Clinical Outcome of Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization: Two to Six-Year Follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 85: 1511-1518, 2003

Kim SH, Park JC, Park JC, Oh I: Painful Jerk Test: A Predictor of Success in Nonoperative Treatment of Posteroinferior Instability of the Shoulder. Am J Sports Med 32:1849-1855, 2004

Kim SH, Ha KI, Yoo JC, Noh KC: The Kim’s Lesion: An Incomplete and Concealed Avulsion of Posteroinferior Labrum in the Posterior or Multidirectional Posteroinferior Instability of the Shoulder. Arthroscopy 20:712-720, 2004

Kim SH, Park JS, Jeong WK, Shin SK: The Kim Test: A Novel Test for Posteroinferior Labral Lesion of the Shoulder-A Comparison to the Jerk Test. Am J Sports Med 33:1188-1192, 2005

Han Y, Shin JH,, Seok CW, Lee CH, Kim SH: Is Posterior Delamination in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Hidden to the {osterior Viewing Portal? Arthroscopy. 29:1740-1747, 2013

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