Dr. David Capiola | New York Sports & Joints

David Capiola MD

Born and raised in New York, Dr. David Capiola graduated from Regis High School, then attended Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown Medical School, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt at Columbia University.


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Fellowship-trained in sports medicine

Dr. Capiola then advanced his skills and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious New England Baptist Hospital in Boston (a Harvard and Tufts affiliate). During his fellowship, Dr Capiola served as a team physician for the Boston Celtics and the Harvard College athletic teams.

Professional memberships and certifications

  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member: Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member: American Academy of Orthopaedics

Hospital affiliations

He is an attending surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell and Beth Israel/Mt Sinai Hospital. Dr. Capiola specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals outlining novel techniques for repairing rotator cuff tears in the shoulder and tendon/ligament injuries in the knee, which are two of his primary areas of interest.

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Lecturer and researcher in advanced orthopaedic and sports medicine

Dr. Capiola has performed research and lectured on numerous topics and techniques in orthopaedics and sports medicine. He utilizes cutting-edge perspectives, principles, and experience to expedite the road to recovery on an individual basis for each patient.


  • Undergraduate Education: Harvard University
  • Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine


  • Residency: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
  • Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital

In the words of his patients…

I will definitely refer friends and family!

Excellent surgeon. He is extremely diligent and conscientious and went out of his way to care for me. I will definitely refer friends and family!

My right knee was pain free immediately after the surgery.

I had severe pain in my right knee. I looked on the internet and found Dr. Capiola. He had great concern about my pained knee, and after an MRI, I was diagnosed with a torn meniscus. I had this operation twice before on my left knee and was in severe pain after the operation, but this time with Dr. Capiola as the surgeon, my right knee was pain-free immediately after the operation, and my knee has been perfect ever since. In my opinion, he is the best orthopedic surgeon I have ever dealt with.

I highly recommend Dr. Capiola.

Dr. Capiola is an honest, knowledgeable, very professional, and caring person. He treated me for a knee injury. I was very pleased with the treatment and care he gave me. I only waited about 10 minutes or so to be called in. The most important thing to me is Dr. Capoila’s care and knowledge. So, I highly recommend Dr. Capiola.

The most knowledgeable doctor in his field…

Dr. Capiola is the most knowledgeable doctor in his field that I have met. In my first encounter with Dr. Capiola, his diagnosis was spot on, and he knew the best way to treat the neck pain I was having. A few years later, he helped me with a knee injury and guided me through the surgery and recovery with very specific and detailed information. He is extremely trustworthy and honest. I would highly recommend Dr. David Capiola to anyone looking for an orthopedic doctor.

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