Charles A. Popkin, MD

Expertise in: 
Pediatric Orthopedics, Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
Board Certifications: 
Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
Virtual Visits/Telehealth
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Overview

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Dr. Charles A. Popkin specializes in pediatric, adolescent, and collegiate sports medicine, with an emphasis on the operative and non-operative treatment of complex knee disorders. His specific clinical interests involve primary and revision ACL reconstruction, patellar instability, cartilage injuries and disorders, meniscal tears, and recalcitrant patellar tendinopathy.

With dual fellowships in Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Popkin has dedicated his career to the comprehensive treatment and prevention of injury in developing athletes. He has a particular interest in the management of ice hockey injuries, serving as a team physician for USA Hockey, and on the USA Hockey National Safety and Protective Equipment Committee. Dr. Popkin is also the head team physician for the Mercy College Mavericks in Dobbs Ferry, and the Hackley School in Tarrytown.

In addition to his academic practice, Dr. Popkin conducts research on ACL injury prevention, ACL reconstruction techniques in the pediatric athlete, overuse injuries in youth sports, refractory patellar tendonitis, and shoulder instability in ice hockey. He lives in Westchester and enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Knee Ligament Reconstructions
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Primary
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Horizon Traditional

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Workers Compensation

  • Workers Comp-ACS Dept. of Labor

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Internship: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship: Minnesota Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Institute
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Research

Selected Publications

Popkin CA, Gundry C, Larson CM, Murnaghan ML. Remembering our roots: Eponyms in sports medicine. American Journal of Sports Medicine:Online Dec 2012. Epub ahead of print.

Ellis, HB, Popkin CA and Howard A.Treatment of Supracondylar fractures in Children. Orthopaedia (online). Added February 2012.

Moktassi A, Popkin CA, Murnaghan ML. Imaging in Osteochondritis Dissecans. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. April 2012; 43(2):201-211. EPub 2012 Feb 21

Popkin CA, Murnaghan ML. Knee injuries in growing athletes. Orthopaedics and Trauma. February 2012: 12-19.

Hechtman KS, Zvijac JE, Popkin CA, Zych G, Botto-Van Bemden A. A Minimally Disruptive Surgical Technique for the treatment of Osteitis Pubis. Sports Health 2010: May June; 2: 211-215.

Kaplan LD, Lu, Y, Snitzer S, Nemke B, Hao Z, Biro S, Albiero W, Stamplfi HF, Markel M, Popkin C, Baum SZ. The effect of early hyaluronic acid delivery on the development of an acute articular cartilage lesion in a sheep model. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2009: Dec; 37(12):2323-7. Epub 2009 Aug 31.

Zvijac JE, Botto-Van Bemden A, Popkin CA. Salvage procedure for chronic acromioclavicular dislocation subsequent to overzealous distal clavicle resection. Orthopedics 2008: Dec; 31:1235.

Popkin CA, Posada A, Clifford P. Little Leaguer's Shoulder. Clinical Imaging 2006: Sep-Oct; 30(5): 365-367.

Hameed SM, Popkin CA, Cohn SM, EW Johnson. The epidemic of pediatric traffic injuries in South Florida: A review of the problem and initial results of a prospective surveillance strategy. American Journal of Public Health Apr 2004;94:554-556.

Hotz GA, Cohn SM, Mishkin D, Castelblanco A, Li P, Popkin C, Duncan R. Outcome of motorcycle riders at one year post-injury. Traffic Injury Prevention Mar 2004; 5(1): 87-89.

Ginzburg E, Cohn SM, Lopez J, Jackowski J, Brown M, Hameed SM, Miami Deep Vein Thrombosis Study Group (Popkin C). Randomized clinical trial of intermittent pneumatic compression and low molecular weight heparin in trauma. British Journal of Surgery Nov 2003; 90(11):1338-44.

Lopez PP, Leblang S, Popkin CA, Byers PM. Blunt duodenal trauma. Journal of Trauma Dec 2002; 53(6): 1195.

Lynn M, Jerokhimov I, Jewelewicz D, Popkin C, Johnson EW, Rashid QN, Brown M, Martinowitz U, Cohn SM. Early use of recombinant factor VIIa improves mean arterial pressure and may potentially decrease mortality in experimental hemorrhagic shock: a pilot study. Journal of Trauma Apr 2002; 52(4): 703-707.

Hotz GA, Cohn SM, Popkin C, Ekeh P, Duncan R, Johnson EW, Pernas F, Selem J. The impact of a repealed motorcycle helmet law in Miami-Dade County. Journal of Trauma Mar 2002; 52(3): 469-474.

Popkin CA, Lopez PP, Cohn SM, Brown M, Lynn M. The incision of choice for pregnant women with appendicitis is through McBurney's Point. The American Journal of Surgery Jan 2002; 183(1): 20-22.