Samuel A. Taylor, MD

HSS Stamford Outpatient Center

One Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Main: (203) 705-0750
Fax: (203) 705-2929

About Me

Dr. Samuel Taylor is board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical expertise includes minimally invasive and reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, elbow and knee. As a life-long athlete, Dr. Taylor understands the demands and anxieties injured athletes face.

Dr. Taylor played varsity football during his four years at Harvard University. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and went on to complete an orthopedic surgery residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. During his residency, the faculty awarded Dr. Taylor the Weill Cornell Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award for exemplary all-around service. His peers also selected him to receive the Jean C. McDaniel Award for leadership, professionalism and ethics in patient care.

Dr. Taylor participated in a traveling fellowship, where he received additional training from nationally and internationally renowned experts in complex shoulder, knee and elbow conditions.

Dr. Taylor currently serves as Associate Team Physician for the New York Giants NFL team and team physician for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) semi-professional football team.

Dr. Taylor has published extensively in his field, authoring more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and 13 book chapters. He was recognized with the J. Whit Ewing Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America for his groundbreaking work on the long head of the biceps tendon.

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery

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special interests

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Minimally invasive shoulder, elbow and knee reconstruction


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Education & Training

Medical School

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons


Hospital for Special Surgery


Hospital for Special Surgery

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Published Work

Taylor SA, Degen RM, White AE, McCarthy MM, Gulotta LV, O’Brien SJ, Werner BC. Risk Factors for Revision Surgery After Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jun;45(7): 1640-1644.

Erickson BJ, Basques BA, Griffin JW, Taylor SA, O’Brien SJ, Verma NN, Romeo AA. The Effect of Concomitant Biceps Tenodesis on Reoperation Rates After Rotator Cuff Repair: A Review of a Large Private-Payer Database from 2007 to 2014. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jul;33(7): 1301-1307.

Ramkumar PN, La T Jr, Fisch E, Fabricant PD, White AE, Jones KJ, Taylor SA. Integrating Social media and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery: An Analysis of Patient, Surgeon, and Hospital Use. Arthroscopy. 2016 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Urch EY, Taylor SA, Cody E, Fabricant PD, Koltsov JB, O’Brien SJ, Dines DM, Dines JS. The Quality of Open-Access Video-Based Orthopedic Instructional Content is Inconsistent. HSS J. 2016 Oct;12(3):209-215.

Taylor SA, Newman AM, Dawson C, Gallagher KA, Bowers A, Nguyen J, Fabricant PD, O’Brien SJ. The 3-Pack Examination Is Critical for Comprehensive Evaluation of the Biceps-Labrum Complex and the Bicipital Tunnel: A Prospective Study. Arthroscopy. 2016 Jul 20 [Epub ahead of print]

Taylor SA, Ramkumar P, Fabricant PD, Dines JS, Gausden E, White A, Conway JE, O’Brien SJ. The Clinical Impact of Bicipital Tunnel Decompression During Long Head of the Biceps Tendon Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthroscopy. 2016 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Garcia G, Taylor SA, Fabricant PD, Dines JS. Shoulder Instability Management: A Survey of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2016 Mar-Apr;45(3): E91-7.

Weinberger JM, Fabricant PD, Taylor SA, Mei JY, Jones KJ.  Influence of Graft Type and Configuration on Revision Rate and Patient Reported Outcomes After MPFL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Garcia GH, Taylor SA, Mahony GT, DePalma BJ, Grawe BM, Nguyen J, Dines JS, Dines DM, Warren RF, Craig EV, Gulotta LV. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Work Related Outcomes. Orthopedics. 2016 Jan22:1-6.

Taylor SA, Newman AM, Nguyen J, Fabricant PD, Baret NJ, Shorey M, Ramkumar P, O’Brien SJ. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Currently Fails to Fully Evaluate the Biceps-Labrum Complex and Bicipital Tunnel. Arthroscopy. 2016. Feb;32(2):238-244. [2015 Oct 2 Epub ahead of print]

Taylor SA, O’Brien SJ. Clinically Relevant Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Proximal Biceps. Clin Sports Med. 2016 Jan;35(1):1-18. [Epub 2015 Oct 17]

DiFelice GD, Villegas C, Taylor SA. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Preservation: Early Results of a Novel Arthroscopic Technique for Suture Anchor Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair. Arthroscopy. 2015. 31(11):2162-2171.

Taylor SA, Khair MM, Gulotta L, Dy CJ, Baret NJ, Newman AM, Pearle AD, O’Brien SJ. Standard Diagnostic Glenohumeral Arthroscopy Fails to Fully Evaluate the Biceps-Labrum Complex. Arthroscopy. 2014 Dec 10 [Epub ahead of print]. Arthroscopy 2015 Feb; 31(2):215-24.

Taylor SA, Fabricant PD, Bansal M, Khair MM, McLawhorn A, DiCarlo E, Shorey M, O’Brien SJ. The Anatomy and Histology of the Bicipital Tunnel of the Shoulder. JSES. 2014 Nov 18 [Epub ahead of print]. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Apr;24(4):511-519.

Taylor SA, Fabricant PD, Baret NJ, Newman AM, Sliva N, Shorey M, O’Brien SJ. Midterm Clinical Outcomes for Arthroscopic Subdeltoid Transfer of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon to the Conjoint Tendon. Arthroscopy. 2014 Sep 18 [Epub ahead of print]. Arthroscopy 2014 Ded;30(12): 1574-81.

Taylor SA, Rodeo S. Augmentation Techniques for Isolated Meniscal Tears. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2013 Jun;6(2):95-101.

Khmelnitakya K, Lamont LE, Taylor SA, Lorich DG, Dines DM, Dines JS. Evaluation and Management of Proximal Humerus Fractures. Advances in Orthopaedics. 2012. 2012:861598. Epub 2012 Dec 18.

Taylor SA, Fabricant PD, Khair MM, Haleem AM, Drakos MC. A Review of Synthetic Playing Surfaces, the Shoe-Surface Interface, and Lower Extremity Injury in Athletes. Phys Sportsmed. 2012 Nov;40(4):66-72.

O’Brien SJ, Voos JE, Drakos MC, Taylor SA. Biceps Transfer Using Subdeltoid Arthroscopy. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2007: 8(1):29-36.

Kelly AM, Drakos MC, Fealy S, Taylor SA, O’Brien SJ.  Arthroscopic Release of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon: Functional Outcome and Clinical Results. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Feb;33(2):208-213.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • The Thomas B. Quigley Society
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • NFL Physician Society

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