Nicole S. Belkin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
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Nicole S. Belkin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist with expertise in non-operative and operative treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the knee, shoulder elbow, 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 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 articular cartilage injuries, meniscus injury and meniscus deficiency, ligament reconstruction, patellofemoral conditions, early arthritis of the knee, shoulder dislocations and separations, rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, elbow injuries and hip impingement. She is an expert in minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques and shoulder replacements. Her clinical focus is in the treatment of ligament, cartilage, meniscus and patellofemoral injuries of the knee; rotator cuff and labrum injuries and arthritis of the shoulder; injuries and overuse conditions of the elbow and labrum injuries and impingement of the hip. Dr. Belkin provides individualized state-of-the-art care to athletes of all descriptions. 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. She also served as the head team physician at Pace University.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Joint Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Non-operative Sports Medicine
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Surgery

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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Insurance Accepted

1199 National Benefit Fund

  • 1199 National Benefit Fund


  • Aetna

Affinity Health Plan

  • Affinity

Amida Care

  • Amida Care

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cambridge Network

  • Workers Compensation


  • Cigna


  • Connecticare


  • Elderplan

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Fidelis Care

  • Fidelis Care


  • Healthfirst


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care




  • Unicare


  • UnitedHealthcare




  • WellCare

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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

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (FAAOS)
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