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Dr. Moira McCarthy, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, Shoulder Surgeon

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***ATTN FOR NEW PATIENTS***: After you choose an appointment time, our office will reach out for more information including the reports of your last set of x-rays and/or MRI’s, a copy of your insurance card (front & back view) and a contact telephone number. Once the information is received, our medical team will review it to make sure Dr. McCarthy is the appropriate physician for your problem. You will then receive a call or email confirming your appointment. Dr. Moira M. McCarthy is an Orthopedic Surgeon on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is a specialist in the fields of arthroscopic and open knee and shoulder surgery. Dr. McCarthy attended Princeton University for her undergraduate studies and completed her medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society. She completed her residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Following residency, she was co-chief fellow during her fellowship on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. During residency and fellowship, Dr. McCarthy gained experience while treating athletes on the field and in the operating room. She was an assistant team physician with the New York Giants, the New York Liberty, and with several other collegiate and high school teams and athletes. She is currently the team physician for the Long Island Nets and an assistant team physician for the Brooklyn Nets. Dr. McCarthy’s clinical and research background is focused on disorders of the knee and shoulder. She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as given presentations at national meetings on topics involving sports medicine conditions of the knee and shoulder. 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. Following fellowship, Dr. McCarthy spent time traveling to learn specialized orthopedic techniques. She studied ACL reconstruction and anterolateral ligament (ALL) reconstruction with members of the ACL Study Group in London, France, and Belgium.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Caterpillar
  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Shoulder Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Hospital for Special Surgery

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Princeton University (Bachelor's)
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
  • Medical School - Columbia University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Hospital for Special Surgery (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Awards and publications

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Resident Liaison
  • Chief Fellow – Hospital for Special Surgery 2013-2014
  • Thomas Wickiewicz, MD Research Grant
  • Nominated for Herodicus Award (2012)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1902066210

Office locations

Moira McCarthy, MD

523 East 72nd Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10021

Moira McCarthy, MD

1 Blachley Road

Stamford, CT 06902

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She looked very knowledgeable and explained everything very clearly at the MRI. I think she got all the problems correctly diagnosed and suggested good options for remedy. Good Job!
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Dr. McCarthy was very warm and knowledgable. The Nurse and the PA were also very helpful and friendly. The entire office staff was great and I felt well taken care of.
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Overall great experience. Would highly recommend.
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Very thorough and great bedside manner!
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Dr. McCarthy is knowledgeable, skillful and has great bedside manner. Dr. and her whole team has been super helpful for my ACL reconstruction process.
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Excellent thorough doctor. Great staff. Highly recommend!
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Dr. McCarthy has a great bedside manner. She is straight forward and very knowledgeable, and she took the time to answer a lot of questions. Highly recommend!
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Absolutely the best!
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Dr. McCarthy was great !! She explained her diagnosis in detail and provided clear and simple rehab plan.
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Dr. McCarthy was nothing short of amazing!
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Dr.McCarthy listened to me and showed genuine interest in my problem. She did not rush me and answered all my questions.
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Extremely pleased with Dr. McCarthy, her staff and the overall experience. State of the art facility, clean, on-time, efficient, nice/friendly/professional staff, professional environment. I highly recommend Dr. McCarthy.
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She was professional, quick, and answered all my questions without making me feel like I should know the answers. She was not quick to do unnecessary tests but is taking the self healing approach.
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I would highly recommend Dr. McCarthy....very pleasant, smart and personable.
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Efficient and pleasant office personnel. Doctor was professional, listened well on point.
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She was very helpful, very smart and made me feel very comfortable with my operation. One of the best doctors I've been to.
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