Dr. Frederick Song

Specializing in Sports Medicine, Shoulders & Knees

Dr. Frederick Song

Specializing in Sports Medicine, Shoulders & Knees

"We all live high-paced, stressful lives, and sports are a huge release for people. Being active makes our lives better. If you tell someone they can’t do something for some reason, that’s so traumatic. We take that seriously and we truly want people to get back to doing what they love."
Dr. Song

Meet Dr. Song

Dr. Song graduated cum laude from Colgate University with honors in Molecular Biology. During his undergraduate career, he was a four-year starter on the varsity soccer team. As a senior, he served as team captain and was the Patriot League Player of the Year. After graduating from Colgate, he received his Doctorate of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society during his fourth year. Dr. Song completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. As a resident, he served as an assistant team physician for the LaSalle University basketball and football teams.

Following residency, Dr. Song completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville, South Carolina. Under the guidance of Dr. Richard Hawkins, he received specialized training in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, as well as complex knee and shoulder reconstruction. During his fellowship, Dr. Song served as an assistant team physician for the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team and the Boston Red Sox affiliate Greenville Drive baseball team. He is currently the team orthopaedic surgeon for the Peddie School and Ewing High School and serves as a consultant for numerous other high schools and colleges in the area.

Dr. Song has authored several peer-review journal articles and textbook chapters on a variety of orthopaedic topics. He recently completed a chapter on massive rotator cuff repairs published in the Instructional Course Lecture series by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Other recent publications include a chapter on subscapularis repairs in DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and a chapter covering shoulder replacement surgery in the textbook, Orthopaedic Care of the Mature Athlete.

Dr. Song currently serves as an associate instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, instructing other surgeons on techniques in shoulder arthroscopy.

His orthopaedic interests include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, as well as knee and shoulder reconstruction.

Service Area
Sports Medicine
Shoulder
Specialities
  • Sports Medicine (Fellowship Trained)
  • Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder and Knee Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Diplomate, ABOS

Dr. Song Biography

Experience & Consults
Education
Memberships
Awards & Certifications
Publications

EXPERIENCE

  • University Medical Center of Princeton
  • Capital Health Systems
  • Team Physician
    • Ewing High School
    • The Peddie School
  • Industry: Education and Product Development
    • Associate Master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • Linvatec Con Med
    • FX Solutions
    • DePuy Mitek
    • DJO Orthopaedics

EDUCATION

  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas -Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center - General Surgery Internship
  • Jefferson Medical College - Medical Education
  • Colgate University - B.A. Molecular Biology

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society

AWARDS

  • 2003 Jefferson Medical College Commencement:
    • Awarded the Orthopaedic Surgery Prize for highest achievement in the class
    • Awarded the Leopold Z. Goldstein, M.D. Memorial Prize in Obstetrics and
    • Gynecology for highest achievement in the class
  • 2002 Member,Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society of Jefferson Medical College
  • 1998 Graduated cum laude with Honors in Molecular Biology, Colgate University
  • 1998 NCAA Division I Scholar-Athlete all-American
  • 1997-98 Vice-President & Scholarship Chair, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity; Delta Gamma Chapter of Colgate University
  • 1997 Captain, Colgate Men’s Division I Varsity Soccer Team
    • Patriot League Conference Player of the Year
    • 1st team all-Patriot League
    • 1st team all-New York Region

PUBLICATIONS

  • Posterior Shoulder Instability (Chapter in Techniques in Shoulder Surgery)
  • Subscapularis Injuries (Chapter in DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports)
  • Treatment of massive rotator cuff tears (AAOS Instructional Course Lectures)
  • Total shoulder arthroplasty in the boomer population (Chapter in AAOS Book: Orthopaedic Care of the Mature Athlete)
  • Complication rates, dislocation, pain, and post-operative range of motion after reverse shoulder arthroplasty in
    patients with and without repair of the subscapularis (Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
  • Traumatic rupture of the ipsilateral quadriceps and patellar tendons: “A floating patella.” (University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal)
  • The incidence of occult dysplasia of the contralateral hip in children with unilateral hip dysplasia (Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics)
  • Morphologic evaluation of cervical spine anatomy with computed tomography: anterior
    plate fixation considerations (Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques)
  • A Method for identifying differentially expressed genes in rare populations of primary human hematopoietic cells.

PRESENTATIONS & ABSTRACTS:

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Portal Placement: Basic to Advanced
    Viscosupplementation
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty: review of complications according to surgical indication.
  • Complication rates in reverse shoulder arthroplasty patients with and without subscapularis repair
  • Open reduction and internal fixation for unstable, displaced fractures of the proximal humerus using a new locking plate
  • Hip arthroscopy in children
  • The incidence of occult hip dysplasia of the “normal hip” in children with the diagnosis of unilateral hip dysplasia
  • Short-term outcome of athletes after anterior cruciate ligament thermal shrinkage
  • Efficient hematopoietic stem cell transduction with β-globin retroviral vectors following ex vivo culture with growth factors
  • Thrombopoietin upregulates set and eIF-5A mRNA transcripts in later megakaryocyte progenitor cells
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