University Orthopedics
  • 1 Kettle Point Ave., East Providence, RI 02914
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Paul Fadale, MD

Paul Fadale, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Fadale specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Fadale is currently a Professor at Brown University teaching medical students, orthopedic surgical residents and fellows the field of sports medicine. He has worked with numerous athletic programs and is the current Head Team Physician for Brown University Athletics and the Providence Bruins Professional Hockey Team.

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Brown Professor

Full Professor leading the way with clinical and basic science research of the latest advances in orthopedic surgery and injury prevention and teaching new physicians.

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Board-Certifed Surgeon

Chief of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Fellowship Director: Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

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Team Physician

Dr. Fadale is currently the head physician for Brown University Athletics, Providence Bruins Professional Hockey Team (AHL) and the Festival Ballet Providence.

Treating Athletes from Southern New England and across the country.

Dr. Fadale has received the Excellence in Research Award and the Aircast Award for Basic Science from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has received a Brown University Medical School Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Brown University Department of Orthopedics. He is a Rhode Island Monthly “Top Doc” in sports medicine winner multiple times for the state of Rhode Island. He has multiple active ongoing research interests. Dr. Fadale emphasizes a broad spectrum of treatment options, including sport specific treatments for athletes ranging from young athletes and professionals and the "weekend warrior". Dr. Fadale is experienced in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to reduce the length of the disability and speed the return to full activity with a less painful recovery.

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Jolene's Comeback Story

After two torn ACLs and 5 total knee surgeries you could understand if Jolene wanted to give up competitive sports. With the help of Dr. Paul Fadale Jolene was able to make it through the toughest times in her life. Here is her story of hope, determination and inspiration to other patients as well as for the doctor who got her back in the game.


Dr. Paul Fadale specializes in providing sports medicine services including the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. He works with a wide variety of athletes including recreational, high school, college, and professional athletes.

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