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Dr. Sabrina Strickland is board-certified in Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery, where she treats orthopedic conditions of the shoulder and knee. She completed her residency and fellowship (specializing in Sports Medicine) at HSS after completing medical school at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s. Prior to that, Dr. Strickland received her B.S. from Cornell University.
Currently, Dr. Strickland practices at the Hospital for Special Surgery and is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Strickland is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. She serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Her research has focused on ACL injuries in women, as well as rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability.
Prior to pursuing her medical career, Dr. Strickland was a ski instructor. She currently enjoys skiing, recreational tennis, travel, and spending time with her husband and three young daughters.
Verified Patient Reviews
Excellent. Dr. Strickland is very knowledgeable and caring.
Dr Strickland is wonderful
Sabrina was great. Took the time to walk me through my shoulder dislocation and explain my mri / next steps.
Dr. Strickland spent all of five minutes with me. She discouraged any imaging beyond the X-ray I'd just had, which showed nothing, told me she would set up a scrip for physical therapy, and dismissed me to pay my bill, without ever really giving me a diagnosis. Four weeks later and I still have received neither an insurance statement or the promised scrip.
She spent a lot of time with me and explained everything in detail. I only have good things to say
She is great. Highly recommended for orthopedic work (Knees)
My visit was okay. The office never confirmed so I had to call them the day before to see what was going on (definitely call them if they haven't confirmed!) - turns out the time I booked was not available but they could see me at an earlier time and also let me know I would need to come in even earlier for x-rays. Fine. Once I got to the office, I filled out a bunch of paperwork (most of which I had already completed online through their own system that they had emailed me, not sure where that went) and was taken back for x-rays. The x-ray tech was really sweet. When I was brought into the exam room, I met with one of the residents first - he was very friendly and I wish I could remember his name. I explained what had happened with my knee over the last few months as there were a couple things that lead up to the severe pain that came on suddenly that prompted me to book the appointment and finally get everything checked out. He left the room and Dr. Strickland came in with 4 other residents (I think they were all residents?). It was a bit disconcerting having the first words out of her mouth be "I'm confused my your story." I was also confused why I was in so much pain - that's why I was there. I don't know if it's just because I grew up going to an wonderful orthopedic surgeon back home, but that was pretty disconcerting and I felt like I wasn't being heard. She ordered an MRI since my x-rays were clear. Fortunately, nothing showed up as being torn in the MRI (praisehands), just a little inflamed and my Baker's cyst was bigger than my last MRI (not surprised about that). She recommended a cortisone shot to see if that would calm everything down. I went back in and she was MUCH friendlier. I must have caught her on an off day the first time around. She administered the shot and made sure the injection got to the part of my knee where I was having the most pain. That seemed to do the trick thank goodness!
Very informative visit with next steps for treatment. Highly recommend.
The office was efficient, pleasant. Dr. Strickland took the time to answer my questions.
My teenage daughter came to see The Dr. She was seen right away and the Dr took the time to explain her diagnosis thoroughly. She even drew some pictures so my daughter would know what she was explaining.
Dr. Strickland and her staff were very professional and made me feel very comfortable regarding my shoulder pain. I would highly recommend the office of Dr. Strickland.
Confidence inspiring Doctor. Great support staff. Friendly and efficient.
I have been a pt. Of Dr. Strickland since 2011. I would recommend her highly.
Dr. Strickland performed my ACL reconstruction surgery a few months ago and I am very pleased with the results. I barely have scars and am on track to be back to playing sports in no time. Very professional and extremely good at what she does. If you need knee/shoulder surgery, she is your lady! 100% recommend her to do the job. Entire staff in her office is amazing - willing to answer any questions you might have and are all very responsive.
Knowledgeable, professional, takes her time and very down to earth.
Dr. Strickland was thorough and professional. Staff seems courteous. No issues at all. Glad I made my appt. I have runners knee...which she explained and recommended PT. Hope it gets better soon.
The consummate professional with a great personality
I was very impressed with Dr Strickland and her staff. The doctor was knowledgeable and competent. Very easy to talk to and a good listener. All of the staff members that I came in contact with were friendly and helpful. I had a very positive overall experience.
Dr. Strickland was direct, thorough, kind, attentive and explained her perspective on my complaint without condescension, but clearly and with instructions for my personal plan to get well and follow-up with her. She also listened to and answered my questions with patience and respect. She was on time and her support staff (and their administrative systems/infrastructure) rwas amazing. She is the type of doctor who I immediately trust and the reason why it's worth it to go to HSS all the way from central Brooklyn: I feel confident that the opinion is right and that the plan of action will lead to better health, which is inspiring and saves my time and energy for better things.
She took her time and explained what my issue was and different options for treatment. She was very friendly and the staff is very nice as well. I would definitely recommend her.
Dr Strickland's expertise in person matches her amazing credentials online. She explained my knee issues in plain english--very easy to understand. I would def. recommend her.
Excellent. Please let everyone know.
Back in 2010 or 2011 I had gone to Dr. Strickland to treat my RIGHT knee, as I had some pain. At that time she ordered an MRI and recommended a cortisone shot for the pain. I refused cortisone, mostly because I didn't have enough information to make the decision on the spot. I was happy with the visit. In 2015, I went back to Dr. Strickland to treat LEFT knee pain, for which she ordered an x-ray. When reading my diagnosis, she mentioned that I had swelling in the knee/patella and again recommended a cortisone shot. My response to her was one of surprise, as I was shocked that x-rays reveal swelling in the knee. To which she confessed she was looking at my MRI from years ago, and not the x-ray she just ordered. An honest mistake, I assumed; but what got me was that she insisted on a cortisone shot for my left knee, and all she had was an x-ray. I walked away with the impression that her No. 1 treatment option is to reach for the cortisone, coupled with mistaking my knees and reading an MRI dated from years ago. I'm sure she's a good doc but I can't say I she instilled confidence in this patient.
very personal & professional, informative & reassuring
Very good. Encouraging and positive. Some good options.
Dr. Strickland did a knee replacement for me in 2013 and continues to help me manage the arthritis and pain in my other knee. Her office staff are all friendly and all my office visit waits have been minimal to non-existent . All my questions have always been answered with professionalism.
Everything about Dr. Strickland's practice is professional, modern, and inspires confidence. She runs a tight ship and seems to want to give her patients the best possible care and experience, and it shows. Even the x-ray room is right down the hall, beautiful and brand-new looking, with a great view. X-rays are done right before your visit, if needed, so everything is completely seamless. Dr. Strickland's practice is part of the sports med center for women at HSS, and it's great that this practice exists. Every person in the office was kind and competent, to say the least. As a new patient, I can't speak to long-term care, but I was very impressed after this first visit.
Besides the terribly inconvenient location of HSS, everything about my surgery with Dr. Strickland was great.
Thorough with exam and with explainations. Incredibly knowledgable on women's shoulder issues. Good beside manner. Very organized office.
Fabulous doctor with a very nice staff and good support facilities on site.
Dr. Strickland and staff were on-time and professional
I appreciate that we met on time and that she took time to understand my questions, and really explained the surgical process by making sure i understood the mechanics of what needed to be repaired.
Dr. Strickland was very professional and has great people skills. she put me at ease right away, explained my diagnosis and treatment options.
Professional, knowledgable and very kind doctor and her staff.
Dr Stickland and her associate as well as the office staff were efficient, warm and caring. It was evident that Dr Strickland was genuinely interested my daughters injury as well as providing a clear understanding of her options.
Very efficient meeting, which is what I was looking for.
I've met with a number of shoulder specialists in my life, but Dr. Strickland is one of the few that I would see more than once. She knows her stuff, can explain it well, and clearly has the expertise to provide her patients with confidence. I hope not to have to see her again, but will not hesitate to choose her if I have more issues with my shoulder!
Only had 1 visit with her so far so will update accordingly but she was great in my first visit. As an athlete its important for me to see who understands needing to keep active and making good decisions based on the options available.
Great, smart doctor with a good sense of humor and very down-to-earth. Knows her stuff!
Excellent. Had shoulder surgery from Dr. S. Was informative, communicative, and is astoundingly brilliant. Even laughed at a few of my jokes. I kept myself completely cool going into the surgery, because no doubt in my mind she was on her game. You can trust her 100%. Very impressed, great office staff as well.
The office was immaculate, the staff friendly and courteous. The whole process was organized (I had to get X-rays and then see the doctor), but the office notified me to come in an hour ahead of my appointment so everything was very smooth. Dr. Strickland was extremely personable and I would highly recommend her.
United Healthcare Community Plan is not accepted here! I went to my appointment, paid $20 for parking in the city. After an hour at the office, whilst taking my blood pressure, they inform that my insurance is not accepted there. "Sorry"
The front desk support staff and the professionalism of Dr Strickland was excellent. Definitely would recommend.
All good -- and I like the ease and convenience and time-saving element of ZocDoc.
Very knowledgable. Took the time to explain everything to me.
Nice staff, no wait, very thorough. Would highly recommend!
Dr, Stickland both diagnosed and solved my shoulder issue very easily and effectively. I eventually had surgery, which went perfectly and my recovery was excellent. I would highly recommend her and her staff (and the PT who is associated with HSS, Advantage Therapy). And, of course, cannot thank her enough for getting me back to playing with my 3 year old.
Dr. Strickland is truly at the top of her field. I have had great success through this physician's treatments. Dr. Strickland has a very positive demeanor. Rich Dowd (April 2013)
This was my first visit. Starting from the reception everyone was helpful and super nice: nurses, assistants, office manager, and of course Dr Strickland. She reviewed my exams, explained my condition, and started the treatment. She answered my questions, at no point I felt rushed. Dr Strickland is very professional and compassionate at the same time.
I have been seeing Dr. Strickland for several years now because she is such a great doctor. She has a good beside manner, is prompt and always on time. I have tried several doctors and she was the first to take my health concerns seriously and is always striving to find ways to alleviate the pain I have in my knee.
I did not like the wait time, but after 7 months of doctors not knowing what was wrong with me she made a diagnosis. I was very happy, she seems very competent and knowledgeable.
Very professional and well-trained. Answered all my questions. My two shoulder replacements totally eliminated severe pain and restriction of range of motion.
Dr Stickland was thorough in answering my questions and addressing my concerns. She took time to explain the procedure, options, and recommendations. Her professionalism and concerned allayed any fears that I had regarding my surgery. Her staff was very friendly and efficient. Thank you.
Was very satisfied. Had to wait a bit but she did fit me into her schedule which I was very grateful for, She went over my Xrays, gave my knee a thorough exam, answered all my questions clearly and without trying to rush me. I left with a plan for recovery and a lot of relief.
Although the wait was longer than I'd hoped, Dr. Strickland understood my desire to continue doing sports without compromise. She gave a quick yet thorough diagnosis, took the time to explain exactly what she thought was going on, and outlined my options very clearly. The rest of her staff were extremely pleasant and effective. The facilities are nice enough and fairly modern. All in all, much better than some of my previous experiences.
Great doctor, very focused
I was very happy, I arrived early and was seen by the nurse within a few minutes of finishing my paperwork, then Dr. Strickland saw me just a few minutes after, her examination was thorough and she was easy to talk to and took the time to explain her diagnosis and answer my questions.
Fantastic. I highly recommend Dr. Strickland.
Very professional, knowledgable and kind! She knows her stuff. The staff was terrific too.
The entire staff was amazing. They were all well informed and made me feel extremely comfortable. Dr. Strikland was amazing! I would highly recommend her!
One of the best run practices I've ever visited. The entire staff was top-notch and Dr. Strickland was efficient while still taking time to field my questions and provide thorough answers.
excellent, efficient, clear, (long wait time the only negative), thorough and precise, expert, wonderful support staff. just what I was looking for
One of the most friendly and efficient doctor's offices I've ever been to. No wait time (I was still finishing paperwork in the examine room) and very friendly staff, even at the end of the day. Great experience.
Very friendly, great bedside manner. Listened to everything I had to say, made quick work of the assessment and gave me tangible next steps! Great experience with both ZocDoc and Dr. Strickland.
I thought her entire staff was extremely friendly. Everything seemed to move along really quickly too.
-Happy that she recommended PT and not surgery -Pleased that she explained well what was wrong with my knees -Answered all the questions that I had and I didn't feel very rushed so that was nice
Best of the best. She kept me informed and included in a discussion rather than quickly note a few things before quickly leaving the room. All of the people at the office, from the receptionist to the scheduler, were kind and attentive.
She was great! Super friendly, and helpful. Gave good recommendations, and referrals.
Dr. Sabrina seems to be quite busy but her assistant/intern was very patient and thorough. Together they make a great team.