Nicole S. Belkin, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
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Nicole S. Belkin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in non-operative and operative treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the knee, shoulder, and hip.

Dr. Belkin earned her medical degree from the University of Florida School of Medicine and completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She conducted laboratory research for an additional year at the university and won the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation’s Resident Clinician Scientist Award. Her research received both national and international recognition.

Dr. Belkin recently completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Through this advanced training, she gained experience treating complex articular cartilage injuries, meniscal injury and deficiency, failed ligamentous reconstruction, patellofemoral malalignment, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, and femoroacetabular impingement. She is an expert in minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques. Her clinical focus is in the treatment of ligament, articular cartilage, meniscus and patellofemoral injuries of the knee; rotator cuff and labrum injuries of the shoulder; and labrum injuries and impingement of the hip. Dr. Belkin provides individualized and state-of-the-art care to athletes and pursues orthopedic research that focuses on injury recovery and premature osteoarthritis. She has served as an assistant team physician for the New York Giants, an associate team physician for Iona College Athletics, and an orthopedic consultant to the New York Public School Athletic League.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-operative Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Instability

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery/ Weill Cornell Medical College