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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Sabrina Strickland is board-certified in Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery, where she treats orthopedic conditions of the shoulder and knee. 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.S. from Cornell University.
  • Currently, Dr. Strickland practices at the Hospital for Special Surgery and is an Assistant Professor of orthopaedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. 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 and serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. 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 enjoys skiing, recreational tennis, travel, and spending time with her husband and three young daughters.


  • Medical School - Rush Medical College of Rush University
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Awards and Publications

  • 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
  • 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.

Professional Memberships

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish