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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Board Certifications: 
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Expertise in: 
Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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(212) 305-4565
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(212) 305-4565
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(212) 305-5561

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder Disorder
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problem
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of Elbow
  • Sports Injury
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of Shoulder
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Arthroscopy of Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
  • Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Surgery
  • Elbow Disorder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Joint Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • ACL Injury Tear
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Knee Injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Disorder of Shoulder Joint
  • Elbow Problem
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Injury

Specialties

Education & 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

About Christopher Ahmad

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD - Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon for ColumbiaDoctors

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.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Chief, Sports Medicine
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Research
  • Head Team Physician, New York Yankees
  • Head Team Physician, New York City Football Club

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • NYP Employee Plan

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 305-4040
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 305-4040
3
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 305-4040
4
155 White Plains Road
Suite 100
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 305-4040

Research

A recipient of several awards for outstanding research in the field of Sports Medicine, Dr. Ahmad conducts ongoing research in the areas of biomechanics of the elbow, ACL injury prevention and screening, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff repair. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters related to shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine and has presented over 100 lectures nationally, and internationally. Dr. Ahmad was also an editor of the textbook Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of the elbow
  • ACL injury prevention and screening
  • Rotator cuff repair

Grants

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AFTER ULNAR COLLATERAL LIGAMENT REPAIR (Private)

Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

PAIN, FUNCTION, AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT IN THE OVERHEAD YOUTH ATHLETE (Private)

Jul 1 2015 - Jun 30 2016

INTRA-AND INTER-OBSERVER RELIABILITY OF THE VIDEO-ASSISTED DROP JUMP SCREENING TEST FOR ACL INJURY RISK (Private)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

INFLUENCE OF ROTATOR CUFF TEAR GEOMETRY AND REPAIR TECHNIQUE ON CREATION OF DOG EAR DEFORMITIES IN A TRANSOSSEOUS EQUIVA (Private)

Feb 13 2012 - Feb 1 2013

THE EFFECT OF KNEE FLEX ION ANGLE DURING GRAFT TENSIONING IN MEDIAL PATELLOFEMORAL LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2012

THE EFFECT OF TIMING OF PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS ON H EALING FROM MUSCLE STRAINS (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2012

DETERMINATION OF THE OPTIMUM CENTRIFUGATION PROTOCOL FOR RAT AUTOLOGOUS CONDITIONED PLASMA (Private)

Feb 10 2011 - Jun 30 2012

ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH UNRESTRICTED GRANT (Private)

Jul 1 2008 - Jun 29 2012

TENDON BONE HEALING IN A RODENT CANNULATIONS MODEL (Private)

Apr 1 2010 - Mar 31 2012