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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Head Team Physician, New York Yankees

Head Team Physician, New York City Football Club (NYCFC)


Office: (212)305-5561 | Appointments: (212)305-4565

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: (212)305-0622


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

The 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, biometrics of the elbow, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff 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 edited two influential textbooks: Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries.

He earned 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.


Education

1986 - 1990Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, New York, NY
1990 - 1994Doctor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Postdoctoral Training

1995 - 1996General Surgery Internship
Columbia University, New York, NY
1996 - 1999Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY
1999 - 2000Administrative Chief Resident Orthopaedic Surgery
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY
2000 - 2001Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA

Licensure

  •    California
  •    New Jersey
  •    New York

Board Certification

  •    Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
  •    Sub-specialty Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)
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