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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 Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
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
Areas of Expertise
Sports Injuries
Pediatric Orthopedics
Sports Medicine
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Arthroscopic Debridement of Shoulder
Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow Pain
Elbow Joint Pain
Sports Injury
Shoulder Joint Instability
Shoulder Reconstruction
Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Elbow Fracture Surgery
Shoulder Arthroplasty
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Shoulder Arthritis
Shoulder Tendinitis
Arthroscopic Debridement of Elbow
Elbow Disorder
Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Joint Replacement
Shoulder Disorder
Shoulder Problem
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Golfer's Elbow
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Shoulder Pain
Arthroscopy of Shoulder
Tennis Elbow
Shoulder Replacement
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Elbow Fracture
Elbow Arthroscopy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
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.
Aetna [Columbia University Employee Plan]
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]
Local 1199
United Healthcare [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
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
155 White Plains Road, Suite 105
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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