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James Paci, M.D.

Director of orthopedics and sports medicine for Suffolk County, Dr. Paci is a board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist with over a decade of experience as a team physician for professional, collegiate and high school athletes. As a leading practitioner in the field of sports medicine, Dr. Paci has presented his research and cutting-edge surgical techniques at numerous national and international orthopedic and sports medicine conferences. In addition to his clinical and team coverage responsibilities, Dr. Paci currently performs clinical and biomechanical research at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

James Paci, M.D. completed his fellowship in sports medicine at The American Sports Medicine Institute in Alabama. He has written numerous publications focusing on arthroscopy and sports medicine orthopedics.


Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Valley Stream, NY
Syosset Hospital, Syosset, NY
Huntington Hospital, Huntington, NY
Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, NY
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY


South Shore Ambulatory Center, Lynbrook, NY
Melville Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Medicine Surgery Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Academic Appointments:

Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker
School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Professional Affiliation:

The American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, Executive Board
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons

Undergraduate Education:

Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1999

Medical Education:

The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin
University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago,IL, 2004


General Surgery, State University of New York
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2005


Orthopedic Surgery, State University of New York
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2009
Orthopedic Surgery, Chief Resident, State
University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2008-2009


Sports Medicine, The American Sports Medicine
Institute, Birmingham, AL

James Paci, M.D.

“I use my training and experience to provide patients with cutting-edge care that is sought by professional athletes and weekend warriors alike, getting them back to their lives, their jobs and their sports as quickly and safely as possible.”


45 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, NY 11797

222 Middle Country Road
Ste 340
Smithtown, NY 11787

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