Dr. Cappellino, a Long Island native, grew up in New Hyde Park, New York. He was the No.1 football player in Nassau County in 1983 receiving the Tom Thorpe Award. Dr. Cappellino attended Yale University and participated all four years in football. He was awarded the Chester J. Laroche scholar-athlete award. He obtained his medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook with honors where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in 1992. He received his orthopaedic residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he served as Chief resident in his final year. His post-graduate training led him to a fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles serving as assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Angels and the USC Trojan football team.
Dr. Cappellino is actively involved in his community where you will see him on the sidelines taking care of multiple local High School football teams. Dr. Cappellino is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Cappellino is the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, NY.