James Penna, M.D.
Dr. James Penna is the Chief of the Sports Medicine Division of Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates and is an Associate Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He joined the practice in 2002 and specializes in the care of athletes and disorders of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Dr. Penna serves as the Director of the Stony Brook University Orthopaedic Residency Program, overseeing the training of 25 orthopaedic residents.
Dr. Penna grew up on Long Island, graduating from Connetquot High School and later attended Cornell University. He obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn. He completed his orthopaedic residency training at Stony Brook University, followed by an Arthroscopy Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. While at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Penna had the opportunity to participate in the orthopaedic care of the New York Jets, New York Islanders and the student athletes at Hunter College and Hofstra University. Dr. Penna, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, is a team orthopaedic physician for Stony Brook University, Suffolk County Community College and Dowling College.
Dr. Penna has participated in numerous research studies, the results of which have been presented at hospitals and society meetings across the country. He is also a Fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.