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Important information for patients - Dr. Capeci and RYC Orthopaedics have moved into a beautiful new office on the Upper East Side. The new office is located at 55 East 86th Street, #1A, New York, NY 10028. The phone number is 212-348-3636; all prior phone and fax numbers will continue to work as well. Dr. Capeci will be seeing patients exclusively in this location and his office hours will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, replacing both prior locations. Please pardon our appearance and any confusion that comes with this transition. Please call the office with any questions or concerns. Dr. Capeci looks forward to welcoming you to our new space! Thank you.

Craig M. Capeci, MD

Board Certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Craig Capeci is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is a Board Certified specialist in the orthopedic care of sports related injuries as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, he attended Hunter High School in Manhattan. Dr. Capeci graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science as a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society with multiple undergraduate honors. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine where he was awarded an Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research award and elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Craig M. Capeci MD

Dr. Capeci completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. While in residency he received an Orthopedic Research Education Foundation grant, was the program’s resident liaison for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and received specialized training in orthopedic trauma and fracture surgery at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. During his final year of residency he was chosen as an Executive Chief Resident. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, the nation’s first sports medicine fellowship founded by James A. Nicholas, MD a pioneer and father of the field of Sports Medicine. During his fellowship he participated in the orthopedic care of the New York Jets football team, New York Islanders hockey club and Hunter College Athletics.

Dr. Capeci has published multiple articles and presented at grand rounds and research meetings on topics including hip fractures, cartilage injuries of the knee, shoulder instability and posterior cruciate ligament deficiency. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of America and New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, computers & technology, playing golf & basketball and following collegiate and professional sports.


  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital
    Fellow Team Physician: New York Jets, New York Islanders, Hunter College
    New York, NY
    August 2011 – July 2012
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
    New York, NY
    July 2006 – June 2011
  • M.D., NYU School of Medicine
    New York, NY
    August 2002 – May 2006
  • B.S., Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
    August 1997 – May 2001

Awards & Honors


  • Executive Chief Resident (2010-2011)
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Journal Club Grant Recipient
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Resident Liaison

Medical School

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research Award


  • Dean’s List Spring 1998-May 2001
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • National Collegiate Scholar
  • Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, NY


  • Capeci CM, Turchiano M, Strauss EJ, Youm T. Osteochondral allografts: applications in treating cartilage defects in the knee. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Diseases 2013;71(1):60-7.
  • Epstein D, Capeci CM, Rokito AS. Patellar tendon rupture after arthroscopic resection of the prepatellar bursa: a case report. Bull NYU HospJt Dis 2010; 68(4): 307-10.
  • Chan SS, Rosenberg ZS, Chan K, Capeci CM, et al. Subtrochanteric Femoral Fractures in Patients on Long-term Alendronate Therapy: Imaging features. Am J Roentgenol 2010; 194: 1581-6.
  • Capeci CM, Tejwani NC. Bilateral simultaneous or sequential femur fractures in patients on long-term alendronate therapy. JBJS Am 2009; 91: 2556-2561.
  • Baskies MA, Ruchelsman DE, Capeci CM, Zuckerman JD, Egol KE. Operative experience in an orthopaedic surgery residency program: the effect of work-hour restrictions. JBJS Am 2008; 90(4): 924-27.
  • Sathappan SS, Capeci CM, Teicher M, DiCesare PE. Massive femoral osteolytic lesion secondary to disengagement of a total knee tibial locking pin: case report. J Knee Surg 2007; 20(3): 241-44.
  • Sathappan SS, Teicher M, Capeci CM, Yoon M, Wasserman BR, Jaffe WL. Clinical outcome of total hip arthroplasty using the normalized and proportionalized femoral stem with a minimum of 20-year follow-up.J Arthroplasty 2007; 22(3): 356-62.
  • Capeci CM, Brown EC, Scuderi GR, Scott WN. Component asymmetry in simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty.J Arthroplasty 2006; 21(5): 749-53.
  • Scuderi GR, Tenholder M, Capeci CM. Surgical approaches in mini-incision total knee arthroplasty.ClinOrthopRelat Res 2004; (428): 61-7.

Current Research Projects

  • Capeci CM, Al-Humadi, MA, McHugh MP, Chiang-Colvin A, Neri BR. Correlation of hip physical examination findings with intra-articular pathology seen at the time of hip arthroscopy.
  • Capeci CM, McHugh MP, Orishimo K, Nicholas SJ. The effect of posterior cruciate ligament deficiency on knee adduction moment during gait.
  • Capeci CM, Montgomery K. Clinical outcomes after arthroscopic anterior interval release.
  • Capeci CM, Patel, K. Osteochondral Defects of the Glenohumeral Joint: A Review. (manuscript in preparation)


  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Residency Core Lecture Series
    New York, NY
    "Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Athletes"
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Annual Meeting e-Poster September 27-29, 2012 Boston, MA
    "The Relationship Between Hip Physical Examination Findings And Intra-Articular Pathology Seen At The Time Of Hip Arthroscopy"
  • 20th Annual Fellows’ Sports Medicine Conference at West Point
    West Point United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, June 14, 2012
    “The Effect of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency on Knee Adduction Moment During Gait”
  • Lenox Hill Hospital Eighteenth Annual Orthopaedic Research Day
    Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, June 9, 2012
    “The Effect of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency on Knee Adduction Moment During Gait”
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Lecture Series
    Pro-Health Care Associates, Lake Success, NY, February 14, 2012
    “Glenohumeral Instability”
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Lecture Series
    Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ, January 23, 2012
    “Management of Osteochondral Injuries in the Knee: Surgical Techniques & Outcomes”
  • Research Presentation
    NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, June 16, 2011
    “Bilateral simultaneous or sequential femur fractures in patients on long - term alendronate therapy”
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, March 2, 2011
    “Osteochondral Allografts: Applications in Treating Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee”
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    Las Vegas, NV, 2009
    “Does Body Mass Index Impact the Outcome After the Operative Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures” Strauss EJ (presenter), Capeci, CM, Spitzer A, Walsh M, Egol KA.

Professional Associations

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Personal Interests

Cooking, travel, computers & technology, medical informatics, Sports and activities: golf, football, basketball, baseball