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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University

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 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 Yankeed and a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physcians Association.  He is also Head Team Physcian for teh 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. Ahamd 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 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 engineereing 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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