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Major League Beaseball and USA Baseball launch "Pitch Smart" program. Dr. Christopher Ahmad is a member of The Advisory Committee for Pitch Smart
Dr. William Levine gives tips to NY1 on training safely for marathon running
Dr. Christopher Ahmad's expertise on Tommy John surgery is referenced on ESPN's "Baseball Tonight"
MLB Relying on Dr. Ahmad to Resolve Tommy John Surgery Spike
Dr. Christopher Ahmad talks to FOX Sports about Tommy John Surgery and 12 things many don't know about the procedure
Dr. Christopher Ahmad discusses the alarming incidence of Tommy John Surgery
Dr. Christopher Ahmad will be the Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015 Shoulder Program Director
Dr. Christopher Ahmad performs live surgical shoulder labral repairat at the 2013 AOSSM Annual Attendings Meeting
Dr. Christopher Ahmad's Feature Article in Orthopedics Today, "Midshaft clavicle fractures require planning and careful manipulation"
Dr. William Levine's Featured Article, "Avoiding Sports Injuries: Get back in shape gradually to avoid sports injuries"
Dr. Charles Popkin provides commentary on the epidemic level of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in the young female athlete
Dr. William Levine is quoted in the article, "How to prevent baseball injuries", on youth injuries in baseball
Dr. Christopher Ahmad's Featured Article, "Sporting Chance: As kids' sports become increasingly competitive, serious injuries are on the rise"
Long-Term Follow-up of Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty for Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis
The 28 Top U.S. Shoulder Surgeons
Keeping Kids on the field and Out of the Operating Room-April 17th Live Webcast
BioAccelerate NYC Prize Grant $250,000.00 awarded to Dr. Helen Lu, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Dr. William Levine, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for their investigation of tendon-to-bone healing using a novel nanofiber enabled scaffold!
Best of the AAOS Symposium-Shoulder Section Top 10 Abstracts. ‘Prospective Multicenter Study of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for 1° Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis at 5 Year Follow-Up ’
Introducing major new works in areas of Clinical Importance-Shoulder and Elbow Trauma
Keeping Adolescent Athletes Healthy, Successful, and Injury Free.  ‘Concussion Screening and Prevention’ presentation at Trinity High School on March 14, 2012
Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation $49,600.00 grant awarded for to Dr. Hyun-Min Kim, 2011 Columbia University Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellow and Dr. William Levine, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery to study 'Satisfaction and Shoulder Function in Patients with Re-tear Following Rotator Cuff Repair'!
J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Squash
Current Trends in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery & Computer Simulation webcast
Dr. Louis U. Bigliani, Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, is presented with the 12th Annual 2011 Physician of the Year Awards

Drs. William Levine, Christopher Ahmad and Edwin Cadet will be presenting 'Injuries of the Overhead Athlete': A Symposium for Parents, Coaches, Players, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists on Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 7pm.  Please click here for more information.


Dr. Christopher Ahmad's book titled ' Instructional Course Lectures Sports Medicine 2 ' .  Please click here for more information!

 


 

Get your copy of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics-Shoulder Arthroplasty-Lots of Choices in 2011, edited by Drs. Christopher Ahmad and William Levine.  Click here for more details.

 

 


Dr. Christopher Ahmad's and Dr. William Levine's article titled 'PRP-Is There Evidence To Support Its Wide Spread Clinical Use?'  is now available in the Physician and Sportsmedicine Journal!  Please click here to view.

 


Jennifer Perri, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, research student 2010, gives a message to First Year P&S Students.  Please click here for more information.

 


 

Check us out on the STOP Sports Injuries Website!

 


 

Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine at Columbia University teams up with Columbia     Psychiatry to make the Columbia Concussion Clinic.  Please click here  to view the brochure.
                                                                                       


 

The Medical Advisory Committee for Major League Baseball has awarded Dr. Christopher Ahmad, Team Physician for the New York Yankees, a grant for $50,000.00 to study 'The Effect of Timing of PRP (Plasma-Rich Protein) Injections on Muscle Healing'.


 

Get your copy of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics-Part 1 & 2, edited by Drs. William Levine and   Christopher AhmadClick here for more information.
               


 

Dr. Christopher Ahmad presented at the Children's Advisory Council of New York-Presbyterian
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and The Parents League of New York Educational Symposium on Monday, November 15, 2010.  Please click here for the Symposium agenda.
           


Dr. Christopher Ahmad interviews on Adolescent Shoulder and Elbow Throwing Injuries.  Please click to view.



Dr. William Levine
, Director of Sports Medicine and Associate Director of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center-Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine has been appointed Program Chair to the Executive Committee of the American Orthopaedic Association.  The American Orthopaedic Association was founded in 1887 and is the oldest orthopaedic association in the world. It's mission is to identify, develop, engage and recognize leadership to further the art and science of orthopaedics.

 



Dr. William Levine and Dr. Christopher Ahmad participated in the 2010 AOSSM Annual Meeting '11th Iteration of the Young Sports Medicine Specialists Workshop'
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Drs. William Levine and Gloria Cohen receive the 'Behind the Scenes' Award at the 89th Annual Varsity C Awards Ceremony at Columbia University
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Dr. William Levine was just named one of New York's Best Doctors in the June 2010 edition of NY       Magazine.  Please click here to view.

 




Hot Off the Press:

'Orthopedic Clinics of North America-Shoulder Instability' edited by Dr. William N. Levine Click here to    view Dr. Levine's "Orthopedic Clinics of North America"  book cover
                                                       

 



Dr. Christopher Ahmad's  "Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries"  Monograph receives 4-Star Review from Doody's Publisher Review Service.

[REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION]
Mark R Hutchinson, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)

*Description**
The 43rd entry in a monograph series from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this book covers pediatric and adolescent sports injuries from the spine to the knee, elbow, and shoulder.

**Purpose**
It is intended to serve as a key source of current information for orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows, sports medicine specialists, primary care physicians, and allied healthcare professionals who manage adolescent and pediatric athletes. While there are numerous articles on issues in young athletes, there are relatively few books that take a comprehensive approach. This monograph does a nice job while bringing the reader current information.

**Audience**
The editor, Christopher Ahmad, has brought together an impressive group of contributors. Most of the 12 chapters are authored by a leader in the field with the assistance of a resident or fellow. This format not only provides an opportunity for an up-and-coming professional interested in the field, it also keeps the book targeted at an appropriate level. It is very readable and covers the topics well.

**Features**
This monograph does a wonderful job of bringing readers up to date on the broad gamut of pediatric sports injuries. While each chapter is anatomically focused, the focus is on the background, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common disease. The high quality figures and the breadth and currency of the references make this monograph a great first stop when studying and evaluating sports injuries in kids.

**Assessment**
This 200-page monograph is a concise, efficient, yet thorough up-to-date look at the most common sports injuries that effect young athletes. It should be available to all residents and fellows in training as a great first reference to these problems and it serves a great review to keep orthopedic or primary care sports medicine practitioners up to date on key issues in skeletally immature athletes.

 



Dr. Christopher Ahmad discusses how knee surgery can disrupt kids' school performance with the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
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Dr. Edwin Cadet is named Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon

 



Dr. Louis U. Biglian
i and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are pleased to announce the faculty appointment of Edwin R. Cadet, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center effective September 1, 2009.  Dr. Cadet completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he served as one of the administrative chief residents in 2008.  In 2009, Dr. Cadet completed a fellowship in shoulder and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery, under the direction of Drs. Scott Rodeo and David Altchek.  During his fellowship, Dr. Cadet also spent dedicated time learning hip arthroscopy under the direction of Dr. Bryan Kelly.  Dr. Cadet assisted with the medical care for NCAA Division I collegiate athletes and professional teams during his fellowship, including the Red Storm of St. John's University and the New York Knicks.  Dr. Cadet specializes in arthroscopic and open techniques to address disorders affecting the shoulder, knee, hip and elbow. Dr. Cadet cares for athletes of all ages, beginning during adolescence through adulthood and at all levels of participation, from the weekend warrior to the high school, collegiate and professional athlete.  His particular clinical interests include rotator cuff and labral tears, shoulder instability (e.g. shoulder dislocations), elbow injuries, shoulder osteoarthritis, knee ligament injuries (e.g., anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)), athletic hip disorders (e.g., labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement), and cartilage disorders. 

 



Dr. Anuli Receives Kilfoyle Award

Anuli Mparu, MD, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, research student 2007-2008, is the winner of the New England Orthopaedic Society 1st Place Kilfoyle Award Competition.
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Drs. Levine and Ahmad Provide Medical Care for "Tournament of Champions"

Dr. William Levine, Director of Sports Medicine and Associate Director of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician for Columbia University has been the Tournament's Medical Director since 2001. Dr. Levine, along with Dr. Christopher Ahmad, an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees, provides on-site medical care to players during the Tournament.
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2010 Metropolitan Shoulder Symposium

2010 Metropolitan Shoulder SymposiumWe are excited to announce that the 2010 Metropolitan Shoulder Symposium will be on Saturday, May 1, 2010.  This year's conference will be hosted by Columbia University Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine.  The conference will be located at Columbia University's newly renovated Heart Hospital Alumni Auditorium.
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The Effects of Timing of Pediatric Knee Ligament Surgery on Short-term Academic Performance in School-Aged Athletes

Delaying surgery for a pediatric patient until a school break may decrease the number of future missed school days and the chances of disturbing academic performance, says Dr. Christopher Ahmad, author of a new study published in the September 2009 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
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Dr. William Levine's monograph "Athlete's Elbow" is featured as the 2009 Doody's Core Title of the Month during the month of August.
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Dr. William Levine had been certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS establishes educational standards and continuing qualifications and knowledge of Orthopaedic surgeons. Subspecialty certification in sports medicine is now the gold standard.

 



Dr. William Levine's The Althlete's Elbow Monograph receives 4 Stars from Doody Enterprises Inc., the premiere provider of expert review of medical books and software.
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Louis U. Bigliani, M.D., Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chairman at Columbia University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Stands Up and is Counted as the 121st President of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) on June 4, 2008. In his Presidential Address "Stand Up and Be Counted – 2008", Dr. Bigliani stressed the importance the AOA mission has today and the organization's unique position to influence change and provide leadership for the orthopaedic profession, patients and society as well as graduate medical education for our future.

The AOA is the oldest and most distinguished Orthopaedic Association in the world. Membership in the AOA is achieved by those who have made a significant contribution to education, research, and the practice of orthopaedic surgery. During his Presidency, Dr. Bigliani will represent the AOA at orthopaedic associations meetings in England, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

Dr. Bigliani is recognized as a leader and innovator in his field and lectures around the world. Dr. Bigliani, the 9th Director of the New York Orthopaedic Hospital --one of the oldest orthopaedic hospitals in the United States, is the 3rd NYOH Director to become AOA President.

 



Dr. William Levine
has recently been named to the Board of Directors for the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM). The AOSSM, founded in 1972, is a national organization of orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to sports medicine and is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship. Dr. Levine is an "under age 45" member of the board.

 



Dr. Christopher Ahmad has been recently selected to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Council of Delegates. The AOSSM, founded in 1972, is a national organization of Orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to sports medicine and is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship.

 



Dr. Christopher Ahmad had been certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS establishes educational standards and continuing qualifications and knowledge of Orthopaedic surgeons. Subspecialty certification in sports medicine is now the gold standard.

 



Drs. Christopher Ahmad and William Levine are guest editors in the October 2007 (Issue 4, Volume 17) issue of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. This issue of the journal is entitled "Management of the Patellofemoral Joint". 
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Columbia Orthopaedics faculty new book on Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Drs. William Levine and Christopher Ahmad have a new book. 
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Dr. William Levine comments on how the anatomic AC reconstruction are making the Weaver-Dunn technique history.
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Columbia Orthopaedics supports the 2007 Squash Tornament at Grand Central
February 24th to March 2nd, 2007 NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia Orthopaedics Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine is proud to be an official sponsor of the Bear Stearns Tournament of Champions Squash 2007, taking place February 24th through March 2nd in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall. The competition, which brings together the world's best squash players, takes place in a four-walled glass squash court, erected under the Hall's soaring 48-foot ceiling and gold chandeliers. Erected aside the court is a ticketed seating gallery as well as a free viewing area for the general public. The Bear Stearns Tournament of Champions has been held in Grand Central since 1995, spare 1996 – 1998 when the Terminal was under renovation. It is the only annual sports championship held in Grand Central.

 



Dr. William Levine
, Director of Sports Medicine and Associate Director of NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia Orthopaedics Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Head Team Physician for Columbia University has been the Tournament's Medical Director since 2001. Dr. Levine, along with Dr. Christopher Ahmad, an Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Center, provides on-site medical care to players during the Tournament.

 



In 2006, Dr. William Levine was named Deputy Editor of the Shoulder and Elbow section of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).

 



Dr. Christopher Ahmad was the author of a study entitled "Adolescent Girl Athletes More Likely to Injure Knees Than Boys", which was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
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In 2006, Dr. Christopher Ahmad joined the Pediatric Orthopaedic division; specializing in Adolescent Sports Injuries

 



2006 Grants and Awards Funded Four Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) grants were awarded to Columbia University faculty, residents, and students this year. The recipients of these grants were Dr. Francis Lee, Dr. Christopher Ahmad, and Dr. Sanjeev Suratwala. This is a highly competitive process and Columbia received more grants than any other institution this year.
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In 2005, Dr. William Levine became a member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), the oldest and most distinguished orthopaedic association in the world. Membership to the AOA is granted to those who have made a significant contribution to education, research, and the practice of orthopaedic surgery In 2005, Drs.

 



Dr. William Levine became member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Evaluation Committee this year. The AAOS is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists.

 



In 2005, Dr. William Levine was selected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Leadership Fellows Program (LFP). The goal of the program is to inspire young Academy fellows to take on leadership roles within the AAOS and in orthopaedics

 



Drs. Christopher Ahmad, Louis Bigliani and William Levine are currently performing Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement surgery on a number of patients who previously would not have had any other options. The FDA approved the Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement in 2004, after nearly 15 years of use in Europe . This procedure is for patients with: 1) massive rotator cuff tear and arthritis with inability to raise arm above the horizontal ("pseudoparalysis"), 2) painful joint replacement following complex fracture of the proximal humerus, 3) failed joint replacement with massive rotator cuff tear. The majority of our patients who have had the procedure now can raise their arm above the horizontal and have significant improvement in quality of life, pain relief, and overall function

 

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