Thomas S. Bottiglieri, DO

Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
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Thomas S. Bottiglieri, DO, is a sports medicine physician specializing in the management of orthopedic injuries and disorders impacting athletes at all skill levels from adolescents to seniors. In addition to treating the full spectrum of muscle, bone, tendon, and joint injuries, Dr. Bottiglieri is a nationally recognized expert in the field of concussion care. His practice stresses shared decision-making with patients and their families and uses the latest medical technology, evidence-based sports medicine, and a compassionate, patient-centered approach.

As a former competitive athlete who sustained a career-ending injury, Dr. Bottiglieri has a personal connection with athletes and knows the benefits that athletics can provide. His practice tracks sports injuries in community organizations, school-based athletics, as well as professional and elite sports to better understand risk factors and appropriate treatment for athletic injuries. His practice stresses proper prevention and management strategies in order to minimize the physical and emotional toll of an athletic injury.

Dr. Bottiglieri is a regular contributor to local educational initiatives and an invited speaker at national medical conferences on the diagnosis and management of concussions, as well as the use of biologics in sport medicine. His ongoing research includes a large concussion registry, work on the autonomic nervous system in athletic brain injury, rehabilitation of post-concussion syndrome, and evaluating best-practices for the use of biologics in the treatment of athletic injuries and arthritis. Dr. Bottiglieri’s practice is on the front line of advanced methods for joint preservation and soft-tissue treatment, including diagnostic ultrasound imaging and guided injection procedures designed to improve outcomes for routine cortisone injections, hyaluronic acid derivatives, and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP).

In addition to his academic and clinical work, Dr. Bottiglieri is a venue medical officer for the New York City Football Club, and is Head Team physician for the Alliance University Warriors and New Jersey Hitmen. He also serves as the medical director for numerous high schools in Bergen County, Passaic County, and New York City.

As the Director of Wellbeing for the Department of Orthopedics at Columbia, and Chairman of the committee for organizational culture, Dr Bottiglieri is keenly aware of the high demands and stressors on professionals. His approach to the overall mental and physical health of athletes transcends sport and applies to his work in optimizing performance while balancing stress at work. A healthy work-life balance, attention to mental health, and improving group dynamics for a supportive and thriving work environment are priorities in this domain.

Dr. Bottiglieri lives in Staten Island with his wife and four children. A strong believer in sport as medicine, he maintains an active lifestyle through martial arts, yoga, and exercise with his family.


Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Athletic Hip Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Elbow Pain
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Hip Preservation
  • Joint Pain
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Problem
  • Muscle Injury
  • Non-operative Sports Medicine
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorder
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problem
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Problems

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine (in the Center for Family and Community Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery) at the Columbia University Medical Center

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Sports Medicine Physicians

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted


  • 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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • 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
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


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

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO - New Jersey Services
  • HMO - New Jersey Services
  • POS - New Jersey Services
  • PPO - New Jersey Services

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

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

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Workers Compensation

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

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • DO, UMDNJ - New Jersey School of Medicine
  • Residency: UMDNJ
  • Fellowship: Jersey Shore Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine