Dr. Capiola is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine. A graduate of Harvard College (Magna cum Laude), he completed Georgetown Medical School, St. Luke's/ Roosevelt residency (Columbia affiliate), and New England Baptist sports medicine fellowship (Harvard and Tufts affiliate), where he served as a team physician for the Boston Celtics. He is Board Certified and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Capiola has published and lectured on numerous topics including shoulder, knee, ankle and elbow injuries and treatments, including nonoperative rehabilitation. His approach to musculoskeletal injury involves comprehensive care with active involvement of the patient. He believe that each person should be treated on a case-by-case basis to achieve maximal recovery and function.
Education & Training
Medical School - Georgetown University
Harvard University (Bachelor’s)
Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (Residency)
New England Baptist Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Awards and Publications
Capiola D, Re L. Repair of Patellar Tendon Ruptures Using Suture Anchors: Technical Note. St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt Hospital. Arthroscopy, August 2007.
Capiola D, Ross G. An Arthroscopic-Plus-Open Method of repair for Combined Tears of the Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, and Infraspinatus Tendons. American Journal of Orthopedics. Dec 2009.
Paul Lewis, Rue J, Byrne R, Capiola D, Steiner M, Bach B. Cervical syrinx as a cause of shoulder pain in two athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine. Sept 2007.