Paul J. Cagle, MD, FAAOS, an Orthopaedic Surgeon with Mount Sinai

Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Paul J. Cagle, who serves patients throughout the State of New York. 

Dr. Cagle is an internationally recognized board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and sports medicine. He provides the most cutting-edge treatment of shoulder issues such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, shoulder joint replacement, shoulder instability, labral tears, shoulder or elbow fractures, dislocations, biceps tendon rupture, pectoralis ruptures, shoulder separation, bursitis, impingement, tennis elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome, throwing injuries, and weight lifting/fitness injuries. At present, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and the Associate Program Director of the Orthopaedics Surgery Program at the prestigious Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

He is also affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health network. More specifically, he tends to patients at Mount Sinai West Hospital-Patient Office, Mount Sinai Brooklyn Heights, and Mount Sinai Union Square. He performs surgical procedures at the Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Downtown Hospital locations.

“I feel truly privileged to use the knowledge and experience I have gained through working with true leaders in the field of surgery to provide thoughtful, timely, and advanced care to my patients. My commitment is to always be mindful of my patient’s family, occupational and personal needs while improving their lives and conditions as quickly and as safely as possible. I believe in a team-centered approach, offering and utilizing nonsurgical treatments first and surgical interventions only when absolutely necessary. Each person is an individual, and they deserve a treatment plan designed for them.” as stated by the doctor. 

During his collegiate years, Dr. Cagle was a two-time Academic All-America Scholar-Athlete in the sport of football, and he reflects on these years to help understand and treat athletes at all levels today. He attended medical school in his hometown of Chicago at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, where he was a recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. He then went on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2013, followed by his shoulder & elbow fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2014. From there, he traveled to Lyon, France for additional subspecialty training at one of the most recognized shoulder and elbow fellowships in the world.  

A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the doctor is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons, as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons. 

An emerging leader in the American Orthopaedic Association and an elected member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Dr. Cagle has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, as well as has presented nationally and internationally at scientific conferences. He holds patent rights for medical device development and continues to be at the forefront of medical education.

Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. They work in clinical and hospital settings.

Recognized as a Super Doctor, New York Top Doctor, and New York State Trooper/Police Surgeon, Dr. Cagle has been quoted in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, and Newsday.

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