Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Orthopedic Sports Medicine (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Pediatric Orthopedics
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

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.

Area of Expertise

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Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [NYP Employee Plan]

Local 1199 [NYP Employee Plan]

Medicare [Medicare]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan]

Education

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

Locations

Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Fax: (212) 305-4040

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Englewood - 500 Grand Ave.

500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

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ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

155 White Plains Road
Suite 100
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019

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Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC