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Paul M. Sethi, MD

Sports Medicine
Located In

Greenwich, Harrison


Paul Sethi, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine conditions of the elbow, knee and shoulder. He is a leading research physician who speaks at academic and instructional medical conferences in the US and abroad. His research on surgical advances in his specialty is regularly published in leading medical journals, including the Journal for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy, and the Journal of American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgery. He also collaborates with outside companies for education and research purposes and to develop medical procedures on the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Sethi is a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is President of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education(ONSF).

Dr. Sethi completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, CA. His research on athletic performance while a resident surgeon at Yale, his studies of professional basketball players, and his experience as a college varsity athlete have provided Dr. Sethi with an informed perspective of sports-related injuries and conditions.

Dr. Sethi served as orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. He is a former assistant team physician of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, Los Angeles Kings hockey team and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also a former assistant team physician of the University of Southern California football team.

Dr. Sethi serves as team physician to Greenwich High School, Brunswick High School and Iona Preparatory High School. In regular speaking engagements he asserts that proper fitness conditioning is essential to preventing sports injuries for professional as well as amateur athletes.

As President of the ONSF, Dr. Sethi’s research has recently included clinical study of the non-opioid solutions for post-surgical pain management; the establishment of better methods for surgical skin preparation (cleaning) to lower the risk of surgical infection; development of a new technique to repair chronic or weakened biceps tendons; and the evaluation of surgical needles in tendon surgery to establish international guidelines on needle use.

  • Commercial Plans (Including APCN Plus, We do not accept regular APCN)
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of CT
  • Commercial and Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Plans Outside CT)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
CarePartners of Connecticut
  • Managed Medicare (HMO/PPO)
  • Commercial, MetroNY, and LocalPlus
  • Cigna+Oscar, Cigna+MVP (CT Locations Only)
  • Commercial and Exchange (Except “Value” Network)
  • Managed Medicare
Connecticut Medicaid
Connecticut State Workers’ Compensation
  • Emblem Commercial and Exchange (Except for Millennium and Enhanced Care Prime Networks)
  • Managed Medicare (VIP Prime, Bold, Reserve)
Harvard Pilgrim
  • Through United Shared Services – ONS Harrison location only.
Medicare (Including Railroad Medicare)
New York State Workers’ Compensation
  • Liberty and Freedom Plans
UHC/NYSHIP/NY Government Empire Plan
United Healthcare
  • All Commercial Plans (Except Indemnity and Compass)
  • Managed Medicare

Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) accepts most major insurance plans. Please see the list of accepted insurance plans above and confirm that ONS participates with your plan prior to scheduling an appointment. Certain insurance plans are limited to specific regions and physicians. If you have additional questions, please call our offices at (203) 869-1145 ext. 279 and our team will be happy to provide additional information.


Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Institute, Los Angeles, California

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York


Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomate
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Associate Editor Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate
  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Yale Orthopaedic Association
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
Team Physician Responsibilities
  • Greenwich High School, Team Physician, 2002–Present
  • Iona Preparatory High School, Team Physician 2005–Present
  • New Canaan High School Football, Team Physician, 2009–Present
  • Los Angeles Dodgers, Orthopaedic Consultant
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball, Former Assistant Team Physician
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Basketball, Former Assistant Team Physician
  • Los Angeles Hockey, Former Assistant Team Physician

  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, 2009–Present
  • Connecticut Magazine Best Doctors, 2009-Present
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors, 2010, 2013–Present
  • New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors, 2010, 2012–Present
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctors, 2010, 2012–Present
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctors 2010, 2012–Present
  • AAOS Achievement Award, 2017-2019
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors, 2013-2014, 2017–2020
  • US News and World Report Top Doctor, 2011

  • Liposomal bupivacaine reduces opiate consumption after rotator cuff repair in a randomized controlled trial by Paul M. Sethi, MD, Devon Brameier, BS, Nikhil K. Mandava, BA, Seth R. Miller, MD, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 1-9 (March, 2019)
  • Macroscopic Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy and Histopathology Do Not Predict Repair Outcomes of Rotator Cuff Tears by Paul. M. Sethi, MD, Chirag D. Sheth, BS, Leo Pauzenberger, MD, Mary Beth R. McCarthy, BS, Mark P. Cote, DPT,MS, Emma Soneson, BS, Seth Miller, MD, Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD (doi.org/10.1177/0363546517746986) The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume: 46, Issue: 4, pages 779-785 (January 2018)
  • Sethi, P.M.; Vadasdi, K.; Greene, R.T.; Vitale, M.A.; Duong, M.; Miller, S.R. Safety of open suprapectoral and subpectoral biceps tenodesis: an anatomic assessment of risk for neurologic injury. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. (In Press, 2014)
  • Repair results of 2-tendon rotator cuff tears utilizing the transosseous equivalent technique. Sethi PM, Noonan BC, Cunningham J, Shreck E, Miller S. J Shoulder Elbow Surgery (2010) 19, 1210-1217.
  • Direct biceps tendon and supraspinatus contact as an indicator of rotator cuff tear during shoulder arthroscopy in the lateral decubitus position. Temple JD, Sethi PM, Kharrazi FD, Elattrache NS. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007.
  • Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears. Wolff AB, Sethi P, Sutton KM, Covey AS, Magit DP, Medvecky M. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2006 Dec;14(13):715-25.
  • Arthroscopic fixation of bursal-sided rotator cuff tears. Wolff AB, Magit DP, Miller SR, Wyman J, Sethi PM. Arthroscopy. 2006 Nov;22(11):1247.e1-4.
  • Treatment of recurrent patellar instability with a modification of the Roux-Goldthwait technique. Marsh JS, Daigneault JP, Sethi P, Polzhofer GK. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Jul-Aug;26(4):461-5.
  • The Effect of Tennis Racket Grip Size on Forearm Muscle Firing Patterns. Hatch, Sethi, Pink, Jobe. Am J Sports Med. 2006 Jul 21
  • Accuracy of intra-articular injection of the glenohumeral joint: a cadaveric study. Sethi P, El Attrache, N. Orthopedics. 2006 Feb;29(2):149-52.
  • Technique and Results of Microfracture for Articular Cartilage Defects. Sethi P, Kharrazi FD. In: Mirzayan, R, ed. Cartilage Injury in the Athlete. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2006.
  • Quantitative Assessment of Glenohumeral Translation in Baseball Players; A comparison of Pitchers Versus Non Pitching Athletes. Sethi P, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Am J Sports Med. 2004 Oct-Nov;32(7):1711-5.
  • Accuracy of Anterior Intra-Articular Injection of the Glenohumeral Joint. Sethi, P. El Attrache N, Kingston S., Arthroscopy. 2005 Jan;21(1):77-80.
  • Femoral Notch Width Index Does Predict Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Professional Basketball Players: A 4 to 11 year prospective study. Sethi P, Starkey C, Lombardo S. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Jan;33(1):29-34.
  • Master’s performance in the New York City Marathon 1983-1999. Jokl P, Sethi PM, Cooper AJ, Br J Sports Med. 2004 Aug;38(4):408-12.
  • Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Disease. Sethi P. Grand Rounds. Greenwich Hospital. November 2004.
  • Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Disease. Grand Rounds. Sethi P. Bluegrass Orthopedic Association, Lexington, KY. 2004
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