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James Paci, M.D.

"I provide patients with the cutting-edge care sought by both professional athletes and weekend warriors, so they can get back to their lives, jobs and sports."
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About Dr.Paci

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

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Hospital Affiliations
  • North Shore University Hospital, Manhesset, NY
  • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Valley Stream, NY
  • Syosset Hospital, Syosset, NY
  • Huntington Hospital, Huntington, NY
  • Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, NY
  • South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore, NY

Surgery Center Affiliations
  • Lynbrook Surgery Center, Lynbrook, NY
  • Melville Surgery Center, Melville, NY
  • North Shore Surgi-Center, Smithtown, NY
  • Syosset Surgery Center, Syosset, NY

Professional Affiliations
  • 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

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, 2009

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

Academic Appointment
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY

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Hofstra University School of Medicine names Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group’s Dr. James Paci as Associate Professor

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Orlin & Cohen is pleased to announce that Dr. James Paci is joining our practice

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Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group welcomes new Director of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine for Suffolk County

Smithtown, NY – July 3, 2018 – Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, Long Island's leading orthope...

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Strained hip flexor

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