In this episode of the Princeton Spine & Joint Center Podcast, Dr. Marco Funiciello, Co-Director of the Interventional Spine Program spoke with Dr. Freddie Song, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder injuries and surgery.
This podcast is about the topic of rotator cuff, rotator cuff tears, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and dives into the intricacies of surgical evaluation and surgical approach.
Frederick S. Song, M.D.
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, Pennsylvania. 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 text book 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 Arthoscopy 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.
Dr. Marco Funiciello, DO, is a board certified physician specializing in the non-operative care of spine, joint, muscle and nerve pain. Dr. Funiciello is the Co-Director of the Interventional Spine Program at Princeton Spine and Joint Center. After graduating from the University of Scranton, Dr. Funiciello received his medical degree from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Funiciello then received his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident. Dr. Funiciello has extensive additional training in Osteopathic Manual Medicine and often utilizes this skill set to complement his conservative and holistic approach to his patients. Dr. Funiciello has authored numerous chapters and papers and lectures widely. He is consistently rated as one of the best doctors in the country by his peers and by his patients.