Paul Fadale, MD

Chief, Sports Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital

Paul Fadale, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital and professor of orthopedic surgery and chief of sports medicine at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He was an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Medical School. His orthopedic training was completed at the Brown University orthopedic residency program at Rhode Island Hospital under James Herndon, MD, chairman. His fellowship training was in sports medicine under the direction of Leslie Matthews, MD, in Baltimore and a second fellowship with the Association of the Study of Internal Fixation  (AO/ASIF) International in Switzerland.

Dr. Fadale moved to Pittsburgh to join the division of sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) Medical Center department of orthopedics. In 1989 he returned to Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University to found the division of sports medicine in the department of orthopedics. He is board-certified in orthopedics and subspecialty-certified in orthopedic sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Currently he is a journal reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Journal of Sports Medicine, where he is a member of the editorial board. Dr. Fadale is the orthopedic sports medicine fellowship director at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  

Dr. Fadale is a member of University Orthopedics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s academic group in Providence, Rhode Island. His clinical responsibilities include being the head team physician for the Brown University athletes since 1993 and the head team physician for the Providence Bruins professional hockey team since 1992.

Dr. Fadale has received the Excellence in Research Award and the Aircast Award for Basic Science from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has received a Brown University Medical School Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the department of orthopedics. He is a Rhode Island Monthly “Top Doc” in sports medicine winner for the state of Rhode Island.

Currently, Dr. Fadale has approximately 100 peer reviewed scientific papers, 10 book chapters, more than 80 scientific paper presentations and 60 poster exhibits presented at local, regional or national meetings. He has given more than 250 invited presentations and served as academic faculty at more than 50 scientific meetings.



University Orthopedics, Inc., East Providence
1 Kettle Point
East Providence, RI 02914

University Orthopedics, Inc., East Greenwich
1598 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818


  • Medical School:  State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Residency:  Rhode Island Hospital
  • Fellowship:  AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland
  • Fellowship:  Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore