Women's Sports Medicine Center

The Women's Sports Medicine Center, the first of its kind in Suffolk County, is a division of the award-winning Department of Orthopaedics at Stony Brook University Hospital. The center focuses on treating and preventing sports-, performance- and exercise-related injuries among girls and women through a multidisciplinary approach utilizing the expertise of our mostly female staff of physicians, many of whom were athletes themselves.  

The Women’s Sports Medicine Center, directed by Diana Patterson, MD, focuses on conditions and injuries more common to girls and women, such as stress fractures, knee ligament tears (ACL and PCL), rotator cuff tears and hammertoe complications. The expert team of orthopaedists performs a variety of procedures to address these ailments, including repair and reconstructive surgery for ligament, meniscus, bunions and ACL injuries, as well as hammertoe correction, among others, while also integrating the care of Stony Brook Medicine specialists in the fields of nutrition, psychology, and obstetrics and gynecology, to name a few, to help solve your orthopaedic issue.

Conditions Treated:

Procedures Performed:

  • Fractures
  • Stress fractures
  • Shoulder instability/labrum tears
  • Knee instability
  • ACL and PCL tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Patellofemoral disorders
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Fracture care
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Ligament repair
  • Meniscus repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • ACL repair and reconstruction
  • Bunion repair
  • Reconstruction surgery
  • Hammertoe correction
Team Members

Diana Patterson, MD,
Director

Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Sports Medicine
Women's Sports Medicine


Stuart Cherney, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Sports Medicine
Women's Sports Medicine


Brian Cruickshank, MD

Sports Medicine
Women's Sports Medicine

 


Anne Meo, DO

Hand and Microsurgery
Women's Sports Medicine

 


Samantha Muhlrad, MD

Hand and Microsurgery
Women's Sports Medicine


Megan Paulus, MD

Foot and Ankle Surgery
Women's Sports Medicine


James Penna, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Sports Medicine
Women's Sports Medicine

Physician Extenders:

Jennifer Castelli, PA
Robin Conversano, PA
Jane Herfel, PA