Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

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

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

ACL Injury Tear, Adolescent Sports Injuries, Arthroscopic Debridement of Elbow, Arthroscopic Debridement of Shoulder, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy of Shoulder, Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder, Disorder of Shoulder Joint, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Disorder, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Fracture Surgery, Elbow Pain, Elbow Problem, Elbow Surgery, Golfer's Elbow, Knee Injuries, Labral Tear of Shoulder, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Rotator Cuff Injury, Shoulder Arthritis, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Disorder, Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Joint Instability, Shoulder Joint Replacement, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problem, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Tendinitis, Sports Injuries, Sports Injury, Sports Medicine, Tennis Elbow

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Sports Medicine
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Research
  • Head Team Physician, New York Yankees
  • Head Team Physician, New York City Football Club

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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 Yankees and a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He is also Head Team Physician for the 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. Ahmad conducts ongoing research in the areas of ACL injury prevention and screening, biomechanics of the elbow, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff and 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 engineering while playing 4 years of Division 1 varsity soccer at nationally ranked Columbia University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.

Hospital Affiliations

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

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Primary
New Patient Appointments:
Englewood, NJ - 500 Grand Avenue
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
Scarsdale, NY - 693 White Plains Road Office
693 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10709
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Elderplan

  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Workers' Compensation

  • Workers' Comp-ACS Dept. of Labor
  • Workers' Comp-Board of NY
  • Workers' Comp-FDNY

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: New York Orthopedic Hospital
  • Fellowship: Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research

A recipient of several awards for outstanding research in the field of Sports Medicine, Dr. Ahmad conducts ongoing research in the areas of biomechanics of the elbow, ACL injury prevention and screening, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff repair. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters related to shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine and has presented over 100 lectures nationally, and internationally. Dr. Ahmad was also an editor of the textbook Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Research Interests

  • ACL injury prevention and screening
  • Biomechanics of the elbow
  • Rotator cuff repair

Grants

SMITH AND NEPHEW 2019-2020 FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT SM (Private)

Aug 1 2019 - Jul 31 2020

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AFTER ULNAR COLLATERAL LIGAMENT REPAIR (Private)

Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

PAIN, FUNCTION, AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT IN THE OVERHEAD YOUTH ATHLETE (Private)

Jul 1 2015 - Jun 30 2016

INTRA-AND INTER-OBSERVER RELIABILITY OF THE VIDEO-ASSISTED DROP JUMP SCREENING TEST FOR ACL INJURY RISK (Private)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

INFLUENCE OF ROTATOR CUFF TEAR GEOMETRY AND REPAIR TECHNIQUE ON CREATION OF DOG EAR DEFORMITIES IN A TRANSOSSEOUS EQUIVA (Private)

Feb 13 2012 - Feb 1 2013

DETERMINATION OF THE OPTIMUM CENTRIFUGATION PROTOCOL FOR RAT AUTOLOGOUS CONDITIONED PLASMA (Private)

Feb 10 2011 - Jun 30 2012

THE EFFECT OF KNEE FLEX ION ANGLE DURING GRAFT TENSIONING IN MEDIAL PATELLOFEMORAL LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2012

THE EFFECT OF TIMING OF PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS ON H EALING FROM MUSCLE STRAINS (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2012

ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH UNRESTRICTED GRANT (Private)

Jul 1 2008 - Jun 29 2012

TENDON BONE HEALING IN A RODENT CANNULATIONS MODEL (Private)

Apr 1 2010 - Mar 31 2012