Moira McCarthy, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery

535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10128

Main: (203) 705-0900
Fax: (203) 705-2928

HSS Stamford

One Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Main: (203) 705-2400
Fax: (203) 705-2116

About Me

Dr. Moira McCarthy is a sports orthopedic surgeon. She specializes in arthroscopic surgery, as well as open knee and shoulder procedures. Her main clinical interests are anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other knee ligament injuries, meniscus injuries, patella instability, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears and biceps tendon injuries.


During her residency and fellowship, she treated athletes on the field as well as in the operating room as an assistant team physician for the New York Giants and the New York Liberty. She also worked with several other collegiate and high school teams and athletes.


Following her fellowship, Dr. McCarthy spent time abroad learning about specialized orthopedic techniques. She studied ACL reconstruction and anterolateral ligament (ALL) reconstruction with members of the ACL Study Group. This group included orthopedists from multiple countries who treated professional soccer players. Dr. McCarthy spent additional time in France and Australia learning about treatments for patellofemoral disorders and rotator cuff tendon injuries.


Dr. McCarthy’s clinical and research background focuses on disorders of the knee and shoulder. She has several published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She also presents at national meetings on topics involving sports medicine conditions of the knee and shoulder.


Dr. McCarthy offers expert surgical and non-surgical solutions that help patients get back to their sport. She’s committed to educating her patients about their conditions and their role in recovery.

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery

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special interests

  • Sports orthopedic surgery
  • Knee and shoulder


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Education & Training

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Hospital for Special Surgery


Hospital for Special Surgery

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Published Work

Risk Factors for Revision Surgery After Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior Repair:  A National Perspective.

Taylor SA, Degen RM, White AE, McCarthy MM, Gulotta LV, O’Brien SJ, Werner BC.

Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jun;45(7):1640-1644.  doi: 10.1177/0363546517691950. Epub 2017 Mar 10.

Subscapularis tendon loading during activities of daily living.

Gausden EB, McCarthy MM, Kontaxis A, Corpus KT, Gulotta LV, Kelly AM.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Feb:26(2):331-336. doi: 10.1016/j.jse2016.07.013.Epub 2016 Oct 5.


Medial Patellofemoral Reconstruction in Children and Adolescents.

Gausden EB, Fabricant PD, Taylor SA, McCarthy MM, Weeks KD, Potter H, Shubin Stein B, Green DW.

JBJS Rev. 2015 Oct 13;3(10). Pii: 01874474-201510000-00001. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.N.00091. No abstract available.


Increased Lateral Tibial Slope Is a Risk Factor for Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury; An MRI-Based Case-Control Study of 152 Patients.

Dare DM, Fabricant PD, McCarthy MM, Rebolledo BJ, Green DW, Cordasco FA, Jones KJ.

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jul;43(7): 1632-9. Doi: 10.1177/0363546515579182.


Open and Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization.

Fabricant PD, Taylor SA, McCarthy MM, Gausden EB, Moran CJ, Kang RW, Cordasco FA.

JBJS Rev. 2015 Feb 24;3(2). pii: 01874474-201503020-00001. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.N.00060. No abstract available.


Outcomes for surgical treatment of posterolateral instability of the knee.

Sullivan JP, McCarthy M, Marx RG.

Sports Med Arthrosc. 2015 Mar;23(1):55-9. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000037. Review.


All-epiphyseal, all-inside anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction technique for skeletally immature patients.

McCarthy MM, Graziano J, Green DW, Cordasco FA.

Arthosc Tech. 2012 Nov 22;1(2):e231-9. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2012.08.005. Print 2012 Dec.


Contact stress and kinematic analysis of all-epiphyseal and over-the-top pediatric reconstruction techniques for the anterior cruciate ligament.

McCarthy MM, Tucker S,  Nguyen JT, Green DW, Imhauser CW, Cordasco FA.

Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jun;41(6): 1330-9. doi 10.1177/0363546513483269. Epub 2013 Apr 23.


Injury profile in elite female basketball athletes at the Women’s National Basketball Association combine.

McCarthy MM, Voos JE, Nguyen JT, Callahan L. Hannafin JA.

Am J Sports Med. 2013 Mar;41(3):645-51. doi: 10.1177/0363546512474223. Epub 2013 Feb 1.


The moving patellar apprehension test for lateral patellar instability.

Ahmad CS, McCarthy M. Gomez JA, Shubin Stein BE.

Am J Sports Med. 2009 Apr;37(4): 791-6. doi: 10.1177/0363546508328113. Epub 2009 Feb 3.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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

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