Fellowship Faculty

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

    Fellowship Director, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Head Team Physician, New York Yankees
    • Head Team Physician, New York City Football Club
    • President, Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association
    • Advanced Arthroscopic Shoulder, Elbow, & Knee Surgery,
    • Tommy John Surgery
    • NCAA Div 1 Soccer (nationally ranked), Columbia University
  • William N. Levine, MD

    Frank E. Stinchfield Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship Director
    • Head Team Physician, Columbia University Athletics
    • Chair, Shoulder and Elbow Subcommittee, NFL
    • Consultant, NHL Players Association; NFL Players Association
    • Advanced Arthroscopic & Open Shoulder, Elbow, Knee
    • Editor-in-Chief, JAAOS
    • Former President, ASES
  • T. Sean Lynch, MD

    Associate Fellowship Director, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Head Team Physician, Fordham University Athletics
    • Team Physician, USA Hockey
    • Member, Hip and Groin Subcommittee, National Football League
    • Advanced Hip & Knee Arthroscopy
    • FAI & Hip Labrum Injury
  • Nicole S. Belkin, MD

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Adolescent & Adult Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
    • Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Arthroscopy and Complex Knee Reconstruction
    • USA Rugby collegiate 15s Two-Time All-American, USA Rugby 7s and U-23 15s Player Pool Member
  • Charles M. Jobin, MD

    Louis U. Bigliani Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Team Physician, Columbia University Club Athletics
    • Team Physician, Riverdale Country School
    • Specializes in Open & Arthroscopic Shoulder and Elbow
  • David Kovacevic, MD

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Team Physician, Columbia University Rugby
    • Specializes in Open & Arthroscopic Shoulder & Elbow
    • Advanced Knee Arthroscopy
    • Translational research: Inflammation in Rotator Cuff and Repair
  • Charles A. Popkin, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Team Physician, City College of New York & Mercy College
    • Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine Specialist
    • Pediatric Fracture Care
    • NCAA Football, Colgate University
    Portrait of Dr. Charles A. Popkin
  • Lauren H. Redler, MD

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Pediatric, Adolescent & Adult Sports Medicine
    • Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Arthroscopy
    • NCAA Women's Lacrosse, Georgetown University
  • David P. Trofa, MD

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Team Physician, Manhattan College Athletics
    • Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder, Elbow, & Knee, Cartilage
    • Restoration, Orthobiologics
    • NCAA Mens Wrestling & Soccer, Columbia University

Sports Medicine Physicians

  • Thomas S. Bottigileri, DO

    Chief, Sports Medicine Physicians, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

    • Team Physician, Bergen County Public Schools
    • Acute & Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions
    • Concussion Management
  • Natasha N. Desai, MD

    Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

    • Team Physician, Columbia University Athletics
    • Dual Training, Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine
    • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques
    • NCAA Div 1 Gymnast at UCLA
  • Elan L. Goldwaser, DO

    Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

    • Team physician, US Ski and Snowboard
    • Ultrasound diagnostics/procedures and regenerative biologics
    • Integrative concussion management, and osteopathic manipulative medicine
    • Marathon runner, former NCAA runner/swimmer
  • Morgan A. Busko, MD

    Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

    • Endurance Athletes, Running & Overuse Injuries
    • Advanced Diagnostic and Procedural Ultrasound
    • Five-time Ironman World Championship Competitor