ABOUT DR. PETTRONE The daughter of an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Sarah Pettrone remembers accompanying her father on hospital rounds on weekends when she was young. Although she was not initially inclined to follow in his footsteps, she noticed how much her father enjoyed his job. That observation along with her lifelong involvement in athletics eventually drew her in the direction of orthopaedics....

The daughter of an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Sarah Pettrone remembers accompanying her father on hospital rounds on weekends when she was young. Although she was not initially inclined to follow in his footsteps, she noticed how much her father enjoyed his job. That observation along with her lifelong involvement in athletics eventually drew her in the direction of orthopaedics. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Biology, Dr. Pettrone earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. While there, she was selected as a Bowman Scholar. Following medical school, Dr. Pettrone completed an orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases as well as a hand fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was selected as one of the Administrative Chief Residents in her 5th year of residency at NYU.

As a hand and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Pettrone has always been fascinated by the intricacy and delicacy of the hand. Dr. Pettrone especially enjoys helping patients who suffer from injury or diseases of the hand get back to the activities and jobs that make them happy. Her particular areas of interest include hand and wrist fractures as well as nerve and tendon injuries of the upper extremity.

Dr. Pettrone enjoys running as one of her main hobbies. She has run in several marathons, including the New York Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon. In her leisure time she also enjoys basketball, scuba diving and travel.

Education

  • BS, University of Notre Dame
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Internship & Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases

Fellowship

  • Hand and Upper extremity, University of Washington, Seattle Washington

Board Certified

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Areas of Specialization

  • Hand & Upper Extremity

Special Procedures/Techniques

  • Hand and Wrist Fractures
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Nerve and Tendon injuries

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