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Dr. Jeffrey S. Abrams

Doctor Specializing in Shoulders

Dr. Jeffrey S. Abrams

Doctor Specializing in Shoulders

"I have been with POA 35 years. What really comes up often is an individual has given up on themselves and their ability to do something. You need to be able to first listen to the patient and connect with them. Even before you do your exam."
Dr. Abrams

Meet Dr. Abrams

Jeffrey Abrams graduated with honors from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his M.D. degree from SUNY, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He served his surgical internship at Santa Barbara Hospital and his orthopaedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Abrams has served on the Alfred I. DuPont Institute staff in Wilmington, Delaware, researching childhood cervical, hip, and knee disorders. He has completed a Shoulder Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Aspen, Colorado, and the Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. He is currently a Clinical Professor at Seton Hall University, School of Graduate Medicine, and is an Attending Surgeon for the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Since moving to Princeton, Dr. Abrams continues to be involved in shoulder injuries and sports medicine education. He lectures internationally and has been invited to lecture and perform surgery in Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe. He has been appointed to the Continued Medical Education Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has served as President for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons in 2012-2013. Dr. Abrams received the Outstanding Medical Educator Award in New Jersey for his physician and resident education role.

Jeff is among the first surgeons to perform rotator cuff repairs and stabilization surgery using arthroscopy. As an inventor, he has assisted five surgical companies on equipment designs to perform minimally-invasive surgery. He is a Board member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and will serve as President in 2015-2016. He is currently on the editorial staff of five orthopaedic periodicals, has written over 60 chapters in orthopaedic textbooks, and is the editor for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Practical Approach to Management Management of the Unstable Shoulder: Arthroscopic and Open Techniques.

Dr. Abrams continues to serve as an orthopaedic consultant to Princeton University, the College of New Jersey, Mercer County Community College, and local public and private schools. In addition, he serves as a consultant to the National Hockey League, National Football League, Major League Baseball, International Skating Federation, United States Tennis Association, and the United States Ski Team.

Service Area
Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine (Fellowship Trained)
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement & Resurfacing
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Dr. Abrams Biography

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Awards & Certifications


  • Princeton Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Associates - Medical Director
  • Sports Medicine Princeton - Chief, Shoulder Surgery
  • University Medical Center at Princeton - Attending Surgeon, Department of Surgery


  • Princeton University
  • College of New Jersey
  • Mercer County Community College
  • High School/Prep Schools – 4
  • International Management Group: Professional Athletes
    • United States Tennis Association
    • Music Television (MTV) Network
  • Industry: Education and Instrumentation Development
    • Linvatec Con Med
    • Opus Medical
    • ArthroCare Medical


  • Hughston SportsMedicine Hospital - Shoulder Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Aspen & Glenwood Springs - Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • University of Western Ontario, London, Canada - Shoulder Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - Surgical Internship
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York - Medical Education


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Continuing Medical Education Committee
  • Committee on Sports Medicine Evaluation
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/ASES
  • Evidence Analysis Task Force
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Executive Committee
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Learning Center Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Communications Committee


  • AAOS Summer Institute
  • AAOS Top Ten Orthopaedic Procedures
  • AANA Master Shoulder Instructor, Orthopaedic Learning Center
  • AAOS-AANA Comprehensive Shoulder Arthroscopy: Orthopaedic Learning Center


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - 1988
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Recertification - 1995
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Oral Examiner - 1998
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery - 1990
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons - 1992
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America - 1995


  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


  • 31+ chapters and peer-review articles (4 in press)
  • Textbook: Arthroscopic Repair of Rotator Cuff Tears


  • 400+ lectures and demonstrations
  • Surgical demonstrations:
    • United States
    • Canada
    • South America
    • Europe
    • Asia
  • Invited visiting professor:
    • Brazil
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Canada
  • Instructional video/DVD
  • Treatment of Shoulder Instability
  • Arthroscopic Techniques of Rotator Cuff Repair
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