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Colleen Fay, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing in Sports Medicine

Dr. Fay is a native of New Jersey but has practiced in New York for over 20 years. She maintains a private practice at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. She is also a member of the faculty of New York University School of Medicine where she teaches orthopaedic surgery residents. Dr. Fay is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and, in addition, holds a certificate of subspecialization in sports medicine. She was one of the first surgeons in the country to obtain this honor. Dr. Fay is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. She is also a member of the Irish American Orthopaedic Society where she has held the office of president.

Colleen Fay, MDDr. Fay has published numerous articles in the field of sports medicine and has lectured here and abroad on this subject. She is also an instructor at the prestigious Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois where she instructs other surgeons in the art of arthroscopic surgery.


As a sports medicine orthopedist, Dr. Fay's specialty is treating athletic injuries. Not all "athletes" are injured on the playing field. Any person with an active or physical lifestyle such as a construction worker, soccer moms, weekend warriors is an athlete in his/her own way. Her goal is to apply the treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, that are used to get athletes back on the field quickly to all people with active lifestyles. Dr. Fay trys to understand the patient's unique concerns and goals. He/she should have a good understanding of what his/her problem is and what treatments are available, appropriate and best suited to their specific situation. People are more involved in their recovery if they understand the problem and how it will be treated. Regaining an active lifestyle is a combined effort on the part of the surgeon and the patient. Dr. Fay's comment when patients thank her for helping them get better is "I couldn't have done it without you."


  • Undergraduate: Rutgers University, Camden NJ
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgical Residency: New York University Medical Center, New York NY
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Irish American Orthopaedic Society

Useful Links

* eOrthopod
* Sports Medicine