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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine

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Scott Barbash, MD

Assistant Professor

Division of Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Scott Barbash is an energetic, fellowship-trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon who serves Brooklyn's athletic and active populations. Originally from Old Tappan, New Jersey, Dr. Barbash was a high school varsity athlete on the crosscountry and tennis teams. He attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he discovered his passion for medicine and for taking care of athletes. From there, he matriculated to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx to earn his medical degree. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. At Temple, Dr. Barbash assisted Temple's team physicians in coverage for the Football team, and the Men's and Women's Basketball teams. Dr. Barbash completed his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia (UVA) with some of the nation's most highly regarded sports medicine surgeons. While in Charlottesville, he was an assistant team physician for the UVA Football and Men's Basketball teams, as well as for the National Champion Men's Soccer team.


Dr. Barbash specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, complex shoulder and knee reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and joint preservation. His training has also given him extensive experience in hip arthroscopy, elbow reconstruction, and hand/wrist and foot/ankle injuries in athletes. Dr. Barbash maintains active involvement in research and teaching. His work has been presented at national and international meetings including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He is a boardeligible orthopaedic surgeon and a candidate member of AOSSM, the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).


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