David Kovacevic, MD

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

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David Kovacevic, MD, specializes in arthritis of the shoulder and elbow, instability and labral tears of the shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder and elbow fractures, elbow arthritis, soft tissue injuries of the elbow, ACL knee injuries, meniscus injuries, advanced arthroscopy for sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee, and complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction. He is the chief of shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. Dr. Kovacevic is the head team physician for Columbia University Rugby and a consultant for New Orleans Gold Rugby Club and Yale University Rugby. His personal mission is to provide compassionate, quality, world class care to adults, adolescents, and athletes at all levels who sustain injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Dr. Kovacevic currently holds the K08 clinician-scientist research career development award from the National Institutes of Health for the investigation of “Inflammation in rotator cuff tear and repair”. He has a strong interest in biologic augmentation of tendon-to-bone healing and the prevention of rotator cuff muscle “fatty atrophy”. His translational research work aligns well with his clinical research interests. He co-leads the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Research Group, an international multi-center collaboration, which has been tasked with improving our understanding, treatment, and management in patients with massive rotator cuff tears. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and given more than 30 scientific presentations at national meetings.

In addition to his clinical work and research, Dr. Kovacevic volunteers his time to serve on several committees as a member of prominent orthopedic organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is an active member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and member of the American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he received a B.S. in Economics, Zoology, and Neuroscience from Miami University and earned his Doctorate of Medicine Degree from Ohio State University. He was a resident in orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic where he served as administrative Chief Resident and continued his development as a surgeon-scientist as the George W. Crile Research Fellow. He completed his fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine surgery. He joined Yale University’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in 2015, where he was associate fellowship director of shoulder and elbow surgery and head team physician for Yale Rugby. He is pleased to provide comprehensive and individualized patient-centered care in a collaborative, team-based approach. Dr. Kovacevic lives in New York City with his wife, Anna, who is an executive in sports business.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Disorder
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Ligament Reconstructions
  • Knee Pain
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorder
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine
  • Tennis Elbow

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Languages

  • Croatian
  • Spanish

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
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Insurance Accepted

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Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

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

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

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

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2003 Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • 2008 Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • MD Doctor of Medicine , 2008 The Ohio State University / College of Medicine
  • Internship: 2009 Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Residency: 2014 Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Residency: 2014 Cleveland Clinic
  • Residency: 2014 Cleveland Clinic
  • Fellowship: 2015 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2015 Cleveland Clinic
  • Fellowship: 2015 NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery