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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, specializes in knee ACL, meniscus, and cartilage injuries, shoulder instability and labral tears, rotator cuff pathology, Tommy John surgery, and advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques for sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He is the Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees and a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He is also Head Team Physician for the Rockland Boulders as well as for several high schools in Manhattan and New Jersey. In addition, Dr. Ahmad serves as a consultant to local metropolitan gymnastics and swim teams, and as the official medical provider to the FC Westchester Soccer Academy.

A recipient of several awards for outstanding research in the field of Sports Medicine, Dr. Ahmad conducts ongoing research in the areas of ACL injury prevention and screening, biomechanics of the elbow, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff and shoulder instability repair. He has authored more than 200 articles and 50 book chapters related to shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine and has presented over 250 lectures nationally, and internationally. Dr. Ahmad was also an editor of the textbook Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries.

Dr. Ahmad has his undergraduate degree in engineering while playing 4 years of Division 1 varsity soccer at nationally ranked Columbia University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
Primary Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
Orthopedic Sports Medicine (Board Certified)
Pediatric Orthopedics
Education And Training
New York University School of Medicine
Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Residency: New York Orthopedic Hospital
Fellowship: Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
Clinical Expertise
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopedics
Shoulder Arthritis
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Shoulder Arthroplasty
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Disorder
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Joint Instability
Shoulder Joint Replacement
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Problem
Shoulder Reconstruction
Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder Tendinitis
Arthroscopic Debridement of Elbow
Sports Injuries
Arthroscopic Debridement of Shoulder
Sports Injury
Arthroscopy of Shoulder
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
Sports Medicine
Elbow Arthroscopy
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Elbow Disorder
Elbow Fracture
Tennis Elbow
Elbow Fracture Surgery
Elbow Joint Pain
Elbow Pain
Elbow Surgery
Golfer's Elbow
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
ACL Injury Tear
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Arthroscopic Surgery
Knee Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injury
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Elbow Problem
Labral Tear of Shoulder
Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder Injury
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, NY, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [NYP Employee Plan]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Medicare [Medicare]
UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-4565
Primary Office
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor: 2
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-4040
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
500 Grand Avenue
Floor: First Floor
Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-4040
155 White Plains Road
Suite 105
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-4040
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-4040
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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