Sarah Lander, M.D.View Contact & Scheduling
I am a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery) of the shoulder and knee, as well as shoulder reconstruction and replacement. I am extensively trained in sports related knee injuries including ACL and ligament tears, meniscal injuries, and cartilage restoration procedures. I am a strong believer and advocate for meniscus repair, when possible, to improve the longevity and health of patient’s knees. I have specialized training and technical expertise in traumatic and degrative shoulder conditions, including shoulder dislocations/instability, rotator cuff tears, and treatment of shoulder arthritis.
I treat a full spectrum of musculoskeletal injuries in athletes of all ages with a special interest in meniscal and cartilage repair/restoration and pediatric athletes. I have post graduate/fellowship experience and connections with pediatric sports medicine programs around the country including spending time at Boston Children’s, learning surgical techniques and treatment algorithms to provide the best possible care for our pediatric patients.
I am a native of a small town in the Catskills of New York and was a...
I am a native of a small town in the Catskills of New York and was an avid three sport athlete myself. I graduated valedictorian of my High School as well from Fairfield University in which I graduated within three years in order to start my medical school education at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. I fell in love with orthopedic surgery and pursued residency at the University of Rochester Medical center followed by a fellowship at Duke University where I completed an additional year of training specifically focusing on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. I then returned to Rochester as faculty.
I have multiple research grants focusing on the role of mental health in optimizing both pediatric and adult patient recovery and outcomes as well as a multitude of other research interests.
Assistant Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Duke University Medical Center. 2020 - 2021
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2016 - 2020
Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2015 - 2016
MD | SUNY Upstate College of Health Professions. 2015
Louis A. and Mildred M. Goldstein Orthopaedic Research Award. 2023 - 2025
Steven P. Arnoczky Young Investigator. 2022
Kevin G. Shea Award for Best Scientific Poster. 2020
Kenneth DeHaven Resident Award. 2020
John B. and Henrietta E. Simeone Scholarship Award. 2015
Bellarmine Medal. 2011
Lander S, Obudzinski S, Michels J, Brayer A, D'amore T, Chess M, Cook CP, Wakeman D, Sanders J
Pediatric emergency care.. 2023 July 3 Epub 07/03/2023.
Shultz CL, Poehlein E, Morriss NJ, Green CL, Hu J, Lander S, Amoo-Achampong K, Lau BC
The American journal of sports medicine.. 2023 March 24 :3635465231153157. Epub 03/24/2023.
Lander ST, Liles JL, Kim BI, Taylor DC, Lau BC
Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery. 2022 November 31 (11):2217-2224. Epub 08/02/2022.
Kim BI, Peairs E, Lander S, Antonelli C, Lau BC
Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine.. 2022 October 10 (10):23259671221127721. Epub 10/21/2022.
Lander ST, Thirukumaran C, Saleh A, Noble KL, Menga EN, Mesfin A, Rubery PT, Sanders JO
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2022 June 1104 (11):995-1003. Epub 04/22/2022.
Christian RA, Lander ST, Bonazza NA, Reinke EK, Lentz TA, Dodds JA, Mulcahey MK, Ford AC, Wittstein JR
Arthroscopy, sports medicine, and rehabilitation.. 2022 April 4 (2):e679-e685. Epub 01/26/2022.
Andrini E, Marchese PV, De Biase D, Mosconi C, Siepe G, Panzuto F, Ardizzoni A, Campana D, Lamberti G
Journal of clinical medicine.. 2022 March 711 (5)Epub 03/07/2022.
Lander S, Lander A, Hammert WC
Hand : official journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery.. 2022 January 17 (1):23-27. Epub 02/26/2020.
Rubery PT, Lander ST, Mesfin A, Sanders JO, Thirukumaran CP
Spine.. 2021 November 18 Epub 11/18/2021.
Lander ST, Mahmood B, Maceroli MA, Byrd J, Elfar JC, Ketz JP, Nikkel LE
Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2019 July 33 (7):361-365. Epub 1900 01 01.
Schreck MJ, Kelly M, Lander S, Kaushik A, Smith H, Bell S, Raman V, Olles D, Geigel J, Olles M, Elfar JC
Hand : official journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery.. 2018 November 13 (6):695-704. Epub 10/06/2017.
Lander ST, Sanders JO, Cook PC, O'Malley NT
Journal of pediatric orthopedics.. 2017 37 (7):e436-e439. Epub 1900 01 01.
Lander ST, Coppola E, Tyler W, Elfar JC
The Journal of hand surgery.. 2016 May 41 (5):e91-4. Epub 03/09/2016.
Mousa OY, Dhamoon MS, Lander S, Dhamoon AS
PloS one.. 2016 11 (6):e0156554. Epub 06/10/2016.
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