James M. Paci, M.D.

Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates, Stony Brook University Physicians, Stony Brook, NY
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine

Appointments: 631-444-1496

Dr. JamesJames Paci, MD M. Paci joined Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates in 2010 and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics within the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of athletes and disorders of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Paci is a team orthopaedic physician for Stony Brook University, Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College, and an orthopaedic consultant for many high schools on Long Island.

Dr. Paci completed an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama, under the direction of Dr. James Andrews, where he received the 2009-2010 award for excellence in clinical research. In Birmingham, Dr. Paci was the team physician for Huntingdon College and Bessemer Academy, and assisted with the care of athletes from the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the Washington Redskins football team, and the Montgomery Biscuits (AA) and Birmingham Barons (AA) baseball teams. Dr. Paci received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and was a member of the varsity football team. He continued his education at the Chicago Medical School where he received his medical degree. He then went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he was Chief Resident from 2008-2009. While in Syracuse, Dr. Paci assisted in the care of the Syracuse Crunch ice hockey team (AHL), the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team (AAA), the SUNY Cortland University athletic program and the Onondaga Community College athletic program.

Dr. Paci has presented research and lectured at numerous national orthopaedic and sports medicine conferences. He has also authored research and book chapters in topics related to orthopaedics and sports medicine. In addition to his clinical and team coverage responsibilities, Dr. Paci currently performs clinical and biomechanical research at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.


The American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
Sports Medicine Fellow under the guidance of James R. Andrews, MD and his partners

ABOS Part I 2009 Examination, Syracuse, NY

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Resident in Orthopedic Surgery
Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, July 2008-June 2009

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Intern in General Surgery

The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL
Doctor of Medicine, June 2004

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Graduate coursework in the biological sciences

Yale University, New Haven, CT
BS Biology, May 1999

Athletic Team Coverage

  • Fall 2013-Present: Dowling College, Varsity Athletics, Team Physician
  • Fall 2011-Present: Suffolk County Community College, Varsity Athletics, Team Physician
  • Spring 2011-Winter 2012: Long Island Lizards Lacrosse, MLL, Team Physician
  • Winter 2010-Present: SUNY Stony Brook University Ice Hockey, Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Summer 2010-Present: Stony Brook University, Varsity Football (Big South Champions 2010, 2011, 2012 NCAA FCS Playoffs 2011, 2012) and Athletics, Team Physician
  • Spring–Summer 2010: Montgomery Biscuits Baseball, AA Affiliate for the Washington Nationals
  • Summer 2009–Summer 2010: Birmingham Barons Baseball, AA Affiliate for the Chicago White Sox
  • Spring 2010: Spring Training Physical Examinations: The Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball
  • Fall 2009: Washington Redskins Football, National Football League
  • Fall 2009-2010: University of Alabama Varsity Football, SEC and National Champions 2009/2010
  • Fall 2009-2010: Auburn University Varsity Football, Outback Bowl Champions
  • Fall 2009-2010: Huntingdon College Varsity Football and Athletics
  • Fall 2009-2010: Bessemer Academy Varsity Football (2009 ASIA State Finalists) and Athletics
  • Spring 2009: Syracuse Chiefs Baseball, AAA Affiliate for the Washington Nationals
  • Spring 2009: Onondaga Community College Men’s Lacrosse, NJCAA National Champions 2009
  • Winter 2009:Syracuse University Men’s Ice Hockey
  • Fall 2006–Winter 2009: Syracuse Crunch Hockey, AHL Affiliate for the Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Fall 2007: Cortland University Varsity Football and Varsity Athletic Clinic
  • Fall 2005: Syracuse University Football, NCAA, Big East Conference
  • Fall 2004: Liverpool High School Football
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