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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University

Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital


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

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: (212)305-0622

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, specializes in shoulder instability and labral tears, rotator cuff pathology, ACL injuries, 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 17 varsity teams fielded by the City College of New York 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.

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.


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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