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General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine


Clifton Park

Dr. Shankar Das is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon whose interests are in sports medicine with a specific focus on shoulder and knee injuries and surgery. He also has vast experience in hip arthroscopy, including surgical repair of torn labrum and femoral acetabular impingement.

Dr. Das is the medical director of Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center and is the consultant for the Tri-City ValleyCats, as well as the team physician for the University at Albany and Guilderland Center High School. 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • "Best Doctors in America"
  • "Best Doctors in the Capital Region," 2012
  • Albany Medical College: Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University at Albany

Former Team Affiliations

  • Los Angeles Angels
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • USC Football
  • The local experts at The Bone & Joint Center, a leading orthopedic practice in the region, have observed a significant uptick in injuries correlating with the surging popularity of pickleball. This trend mirrors recent findings from insurance carriers and analysts, indicating a parallel increase in pickleball-related injuries on a national scale. In response to the growing concern, the practice's experts have formulated comprehensive guidelines aimed at promoting safety and injury prevention among pickleball enthusiasts.

  • GO DUTCHMEN! | Fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist Dr. Shankar Das and one of our cast technicians, Kevin Powers, braved the cold on Thursday, April 1, 2021, to cheer on the Guilderland Dutchmen football team!

    To learn more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Das, click here.

  • “I found Dr. Das to be one of the kindest and most courteous doctors I have encountered. Thank you, Dr. Das, for getting me to the right place.”
    – Katherine M.
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    – Chris P.
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Dr. Das breaks Down Tommy John Surgery

On this week’s Breakdown of the Bones presented by The Bone & Joint Center, Dr. Shankar Das talks about working with the doctor who developed the Tommy John surgery, Dr. Jobe.

Dr. Das shares the origins of the Tommy John surgery and discusses using the procedure on young athletes and professional athletes like Shaker’s Tommy Kahnle, who underwent the surgery this week.

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Nagging Shoulder Injuries

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shankar Das from The Bone & Joint Center joins us to Breakdown the Bones and discuss shoulder injuries.

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Recovering From Elbow Surgery with Dr. Das

Dr. Das from The Bone & Joint Center shared the road to recovery ahead for Yankees pitcher Zach Britton, who recently underwent elbow surgery.

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