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I’ve always wanted to have a positive impact on people’s lives, and sports medicine allows me to have a tangible effect on my patients' lives and well-being in a direct and often immediate manner. The mechanical aspects of orthopaedics fascinate me and, in conjunction with my years playing tennis, soccer, and skiing, led me to further specialize in the field of sports medicine. I find it to be very fulfilling to bring patients back to themselves again, athletes and non-­athletes alike. I also enjoy taking care of athletes on the field, etc. and am an orthopaedic surgeon for the SF city soccer club.

After graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine, I completed my Orthopaedic Surgery residency at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital, a high volume level I trauma center in Brooklyn, New York. I then went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where I assisted in the care of the New York Jets and New York Islanders. I completed additional, advanced training in the area of sports medicine with a six-month fellowship at the SportsMed group here in San Francisco and a six-month fellowship at the ARIA/3B Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia. Now, I enjoy the flexibility and full-ownership of private practice in San Francisco. I’m committed to advancing my education in every way possible, and I am currently conducting groundbreaking research focused on advancing techniques for anatomic ACL reconstruction.

I operate from an evidence-based medical perspective and always remain abreast of the current literature in sports medicine. I have written numerous peer-reviewed, original research articles that have been presented at national conferences and published in top­-level journals. I currently serve as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. My research in the area of shoulder instability has been nominated for the prestigious Charles S. Neer II Award.


The goal of the practice is to provide accessible and state-of-­the-­art care with a personalized touch. Using the most current methods, I work in partnership with my patients to devise a treatment plan that fits their lifestyle. I want my patients to be confident with my knowledge and efficiency as I assist them on their journey back to health and provide the type of care I believe everyone deserves. I am constantly focused on my commitment to customer service, and availability and accessibility.

Education and Experience

Sports Medicine Fellowship, ARIA/3B Orthopaedic Institute
Philadelphia, PA
January 2016 – July 2016

Sports Medicine Fellowship, SportsMed Orthopaedic Group
San Francisco, CA
August 2015 – December 2015

Sports Medicine Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital
Fellow Team Physician: New York Jets, New York Islanders, Hunter College
New York, NY
August 2011 – July 2012

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, SUNY Downstate
Brooklyn, NY
July 2006 – June 2011

M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
August 2001 – May 2006

B.A., Tufts University
Medford, MA
August 1997 – May 2001

Awards & Honors

Nominated for the Charles S. Neer II award for research on shoulder instability


Kinematic Analysis of the Indirect Femoral Insertion of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Implications for Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. November 2014;30(11):1430-8.

Safe Zone for Retractor Placement to the Lumbar Spine via the transpsoas approach. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). April 2013;21(1):77-81.

A Reproducible Landmark for the Tibial Tunnel Origin in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Avoiding a Vertical Graft in the Coronal Plane. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. July 2008;24(7):843-845.

Anatomical Glenoid Reconstruction for Recurrent Anterior Glenohumeral Instability with Glenoid Deficiency using an Autogenous Tricortical Iliac Crest Bone Graft. Am J Sports Med. February 2006;34(2):205-212.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency Alters the In Vivo Motion of the Tibiofemoral Cartilage Contact Points in Both the Anteroposterior and Mediolateral Directions. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am. August 2006;88(8):1826-1834.

The 6 Degrees of Freedom Kinematics of the Knee after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency: An In Vivo Imaging Analysis. Am J Sports Med. August 2006;34(8):1240-1246.

Current Research Projects


The Role of the Indirect Femoral Insertion of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Restraining Tibial Translation and Rotation: Implications for Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement With Use of a BPTB Graft. Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the AOSSM. Chicago, IL. July 2013.Presented at the Lenox Hill Hospital 19th Annual Orthopaedic Research Day Symposium. New York, NY. June 2013.

Variations in Anatomic ACL Reconstruction: Radiographic Parameters for Standardizing Femoral Tunnel Placement with a BPTB Graft. Presented at the Lenox Hill Hospital 18th Annual Orthopaedic Research Day Symposium. New York, NY. June 2012. Presented at the Fellows’ Sports Medicine Conference at West Point. West Point, NY. June 2012.

A Reproducible Landmark for the Tibial Tunnel Origin in ACL Reconstruction: Avoiding a vertical graft. Poster Presentation at the AAOS 73rd Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. March 2006.

Recent Advances in In-vivo Investigation of Musculoskeletal Joints. Presented at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Boston, MA. February 2005.

Glenoid Reconstruction for Recurrent Post-Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability/Dislocation. Podium presentation at the AAOS Annual Meeting and presented at the AOSSM Specialty Day. San Francisco, CA. March 2004.

Glenoid Reconstruction for Recurrent Post-Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation. Presented at the Open Meeting of the ASES. Dana Point, CA. October 2003.

Professional Associations

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Personal Interests

As a transplant from the Northeast, Dr. Pathare is enjoying the warm weather and wonderful family environment San Francisco has to offer him, his wife, and new baby boy. He loves parenting and appreciates being close to his in-laws in the Bay Area. He relishes many of the benefits of San Francisco where he is able to ski and hike in some of the country’s most beautiful terrain. Coming from NYC, he and his wife are also avid foodies ad enjoy exploring the many culinary delights San Francisco has to offer.