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Christopher S. Ahmad, M.D.

Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine
Office:
(212) 305-5561
Appointments:
(212) 305-4565
Surgical Scheduling & Precertification:
(212) 305-0622

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher S. Ahmad, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at New York Orthopaedic Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian// Columbia University Medical Center in 2000. In 2001, Dr. Ahmad completed a fellowship in sports medicine, which included physician team coverage for many professional teams and universities, at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

Dr. Ahmad is the Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees and a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He is also the head team physician for The City College of New York, local high schools, and serves as consultant to local metropolitan gymnastics and swim teams.

Dr. Ahmad serves as the Chief of Adolescent and Pediatric Sports Medicine and as the Director of Biomechanics Research at the Center for Orthopaedic Research. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters related to shoulder, elbow and sports medicine and has given greater than 100 lectures nationally, and internationally. He is the author of the textbook Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has ongoing research in the areas of biomechanics of the elbow, ACL injury prevention and screening, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff repair.

Dr. Ahmad 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. Dr. Ahmad has received many awards for outstanding research in the field of sports medicine.

On Friday, November 6, 2009, Dr. Ahmad received a Gold Key from Mayor Bloomberg during the Yankees Championship Parade and Celebration. (Take a look!)

In July 2013, Dr. Ahmad became the newly appointed Chief of Sports Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Ahmad's Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine brochure

Click here to view Dr. Ahmad's Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine brochure

Dr. Ahmad's Adolescent Shoulder and Elbow Throwing Injuries Interview

Click here to  view Dr. Ahmad's Adolescent Shoulder and Elbow Throwing Injuries  Interview

Dr. Ahmad's Elbow MCL Reconstruction Techniques video presentation

Click here to view Dr. Ahmad's Elbow MCL Reconstruction Techniques video presentation

Dr. Christopher Ahmad’s 2010 Orthopedics Today: Hawaii presentation titled ‘MCL in 2010: My Approach'

Click here to view Dr. Christopher Ahmad’s 2010 Orthopedics Today:
Hawaii presentation titled ‘MCL in 2010: My Approach’

Drs. Levine, Ahmad & Blaine's "Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery" book cover

Click here to view Drs. Levine, Ahmad & Blaine's "Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery" book cover

Dr. Christopher Ahmad’s 2010 Orthopedics Today:Hawaii presentation titled ‘Cuff Tear Recognition: Is it an L or is it a U?'

Click here to view Dr. Christopher Ahmad’s 2010 Orthopedics Today:
Hawaii presentation titled ‘Cuff Tear Recognition: Is it an L or is it a U?'

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Education:

1990 - 1994
Doctor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

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

Training:

Fellowship

2000 - 2001 Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Los Angeles, CA

Residency

1999 - 2000 Administrative Chief Resident Orthopaedic Surgery
New York Orthopaedic Hospital
Columbia University, New York, NY

1996 - 1999 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
New York Orthopaedic Hospital
Columbia University, New York, NY

Internship

1995 - 1996
General Surgery Internship
Columbia University, New York, NY

1994 - 1995
Frank E. Stinchfield Orthopaedic Research Fellowship
Columbia Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
Columbia University, New York, NY

Board Certified:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
7/2003

Medical License:

New York
New Jersey
California

Professional Associations:

Candidate Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001-2004
Member American College of Sports Medicine, 2001-Present
Candidate Member American Society for Sports Medicine, 2002-2005
Reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2002-Present
Reviewer for The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2004-Present
Fellow Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005-Present
Associate Member American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2005-Present
Active Member American Society for Sports Medicine, 2005-Present
Reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2006-Present
Active Member The American Orthopaedic Association, 2009-present

 

 

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