Brian Capogna, MD
Specializing in Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, and Knee Injuries
Brian Capogna, MD, 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 in Manhattan, New York, 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 Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
During his residency training, 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 and abilities, from weekend warriors to professional athletes.
He was selected to attend a 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. During his fellowship training, 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, Alabama.
Common sports procedures he performs include:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder labral repair / stabilization surgery
- Biceps tendon repair
- UCL (Tommy John) reconstruction and repair
- Elbow arthroscopy
- Tennis elbow debridement / repair
- Hip arthroscopy with labral repair
- Endoscopic proximal hamstring repair
- Endoscopic gluteus medius and minimus repair
- Meniscus repair
- Cartilage injury and OCD surgery
- ACL and PCL reconstruction
- MCL repair and reconstruction
- LCL reconstruction
- Knee replacement (total and partial)
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Brian Capogna at Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset by calling (516) 627-8717 or request your appointment now. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our 3 convenient locations on Long Island, New York.