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What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are progenitor cells in your body that have the potential to multiply & differentiate into specific cell types in order to replenish old and diseased cells.


Differentiate into Multiple Tissues

  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Muscle
  • Fat

Fight Apoptosis (Cell Death)

Reduce Inflammation

Dr. Craig M. CapeciOrthopaedic Surgeon

Craig M. Capeci MD Orthopaedic Surgeon Stem Cell Therapy New York NY image

Dr. Craig Capeci is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is a Board Certified specialist in the orthopaedic care of sports related injuries as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, he attended Hunter High School in Manhattan. Dr. Capeci graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science as a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society with multiple undergraduate honors. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine where he was awarded an Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research award and elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Dr. Capeci completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. While in residency he received an Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation grant, was the program’s resident liaison for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and received specialized training in orthopaedic trauma and fracture surgery at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. During his final year of residency he was chosen as an Executive Chief Resident. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, the nation’s first sports medicine fellowship founded by James A. Nicholas, MD a pioneer and father of the field of Sports Medicine. During his fellowship he participated in the orthopaedic care of the New York Jets football team, New York Islanders hockey club and Hunter College Athletics.

Dr. Capeci has published multiple articles and presented at grand rounds and research meetings on topics including hip fractures, cartilage injuries of the knee, shoulder instability and posterior cruciate ligament deficiency. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of America and New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


  • 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, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
    New York, NY July 2006 – June 2011
  • M.D., NYU School of Medicine
    New York, NY Ithaca, NY
    August 1997 – May 2001

Awards & Honors


  • Executive Chief Resident (2010-2011)
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Journal Club Grant Recipient
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resident Liaison

Medical School

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research Award


  • Dean’s List Spring 1998-May 2001
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • National Collegiate Scholar
  • Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society

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Manhattan Offices

RYC Orthopaedics, P.C.
1056 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Phone: (212) 348-3636
Fax: (212) 410-3338

RYC Orthopaedics, P.C.
1095 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Phone: (212) 427-7750
Fax: (212) 427-7759

Brooklyn Office

Brooklyn Spine & Arthritis Center
263 7th Avenue,
Suite 2B,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: (718) 246-8700
Fax: (718) 246-8725