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Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset, P.C.

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Brian Capogna , MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialized in Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Knee Injuries

Dr. Brian Capogna was born and raised on Long island. He attended St. Anthony's High School in Huntington where he graduated with honors and went on to undergraduate studies at Villanova University. He attained a bachelor's degree with Magna Cum Laude honors in Biology and was a member of the Beta Beta Beta (BBB) Biology Honor Society. Dr. Capogna attained his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and graduated with distinction in Orthopedic research. He was also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society, an honor given to only the top 5% of aspiring doctors. Dr. Capogna went on to train in Orthopedic Surgery at the nationally ranked NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) in Manhattan, NY where he was named Executive Chief Resident. During his residency Dr. Capogna received training from renowned Orthopedic Surgeons including Dr. Joseph Zuckerman, the former President of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

During residency Dr. Capogna received the Nate Bondi Resident Leadership Award as well as the Ralph Lusskin Chief Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Capogna developed a passion for sports medicine after treating athletes from all walks of life from weekend warriors to professional athletes. He was selected to attend Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. There, he received specialized training in the diagnosis, management, and cutting-edge surgical treatment of sports injuries under the guidance of Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Lyle Cain, Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, and Dr. Benton Emblom. In fellowship Dr. Capogna was the assistant Team Physician for the NCAA Division I Troy Trojans. The Troy Trojans football program has developed world-class talent such as New York Giants alumni DeMarcus Ware and Osi Umenyiora. In addition, Dr. Capogna also took part in the care of athletes from the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, and professional wrestlers from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Dr. Capogna’s practice is focused on injuries to the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He has specialized training and research interest in hip arthroscopy to address FAI (femoroacetabular impingement) and labral tears. In addition, Dr. Capogna performs Tommy John ligament (UCL) reconstruction and the Tommy John ligament repair technique pioneered by Dr. Jeffrey Dugas in Birmingham, AL.

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