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Charles A. Popkin, <span>MD</span>

Charles A. Popkin, MD

Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopedics
Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Orthopedic Sports Medicine (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (914) 750-4630, (212) 305-4565


Dr. Charles A. Popkin, MD, specializes in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip for the pediatric, adolescent, and collegiate athlete. He serves as team physician for the 17 varsity teams of the City College of New York (CCNY) as well as for Bronxville High School. In addition, he is an orthopedic consultant to Mercy College and Sarah Lawrence College.

Currently, Dr. Popkin is conducting research on hockey injuries to the knee, ACL injury prevention, ACL reconstruction techniques in the pediatric athlete, the influence of parents on sports performance, and advanced arthroscopic techniques of the elbow. He has lectured nationally on overuse injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes, ACL injuries, tibial spine fractures, patellar instability and cartilage lesions of the knee.

Dr. Popkin was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He attended Colgate University in upstate New York, where he played football as a defensive back for the Raiders. He is a life-long hockey fan and, during his training, has cared for college hockey teams in both Canada and Minnesota. Dr. Popkin resides in Westchester with his wife and two sons.

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Tulane University School of Medicine

Internship: Jackson Memorial Hospital

Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital

Fellowship: Minnesota Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Institute

Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children



Popkin CA, Gundry C, Larson CM, Murnaghan ML. Remembering our roots: Eponyms in sports medicine. American Journal of Sports Medicine:Online Dec 2012. Epub ahead of print.

Ellis, HB, Popkin CA and Howard A.Treatment of Supracondylar fractures in Children. Orthopaedia (online).  Added February 2012.

Moktassi A, Popkin CA, Murnaghan ML. Imaging in Osteochondritis Dissecans. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. April 2012; 43(2):201-211. EPub 2012 Feb 21

Popkin CA, Murnaghan ML. Knee injuries in growing athletes. Orthopaedics and Trauma. February 2012: 12-19.

Hechtman KS, Zvijac JE, Popkin CA, Zych G, Botto-Van Bemden A. A Minimally Disruptive Surgical Technique for the treatment of Osteitis Pubis. Sports Health 2010: May June; 2: 211-215.

Kaplan  LD, Lu, Y, Snitzer S, Nemke B, Hao Z, Biro S, Albiero W, Stamplfi HF, Markel M, Popkin C, Baum SZ. The effect of early hyaluronic acid delivery on the development of an acute articular cartilage lesion in a sheep model. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2009: Dec; 37(12):2323-7. Epub 2009 Aug 31.

Zvijac JE, Botto-Van Bemden A, Popkin CA. Salvage procedure for chronic acromioclavicular dislocation subsequent to overzealous distal clavicle resection.  Orthopedics 2008: Dec; 31:1235.

Popkin CA, Posada A, Clifford P.  Little Leaguer’s Shoulder. Clinical Imaging 2006: Sep-Oct; 30(5): 365-367.

Hameed SM, Popkin CA, Cohn SM, EW Johnson.  The epidemic of pediatric traffic injuries in South Florida: A review of the problem and initial results of a prospective surveillance strategy. American Journal of Public Health Apr 2004;94:554-556.

Hotz GA, Cohn SM, Mishkin D, Castelblanco A, Li P, Popkin C, Duncan R. Outcome of motorcycle riders at one year post-injury. Traffic Injury Prevention Mar 2004; 5(1): 87-89.

Ginzburg E, Cohn SM, Lopez J, Jackowski J, Brown M, Hameed SM, Miami Deep Vein Thrombosis Study Group (Popkin C). Randomized clinical trial of intermittent pneumatic compression and low molecular weight heparin in trauma. British Journal of Surgery Nov 2003; 90(11):1338-44.

Lopez PP, Leblang S, Popkin CA, Byers PM. Blunt duodenal trauma. Journal of Trauma Dec 2002; 53(6): 1195.

Lynn M, Jerokhimov I, Jewelewicz D, Popkin C, Johnson EW, Rashid QN, Brown M, Martinowitz U, Cohn SM. Early use of recombinant factor VIIa improves mean arterial pressure and may potentially decrease mortality in experimental hemorrhagic shock: a pilot study. Journal of Trauma Apr 2002; 52(4): 703-707.

Hotz GA, Cohn SM, Popkin C, Ekeh P, Duncan R, Johnson EW, Pernas F, Selem J. The impact of a repealed motorcycle helmet law in Miami-Dade County. Journal of Trauma Mar 2002; 52(3): 469-474.

Popkin CA, Lopez PP, Cohn SM, Brown M, Lynn M. The incision of choice for pregnant women with appendicitis is through McBurney’s Point. The American Journal of Surgery Jan 2002; 183(1): 20-22.
















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