Reimagining How Sports Medicine Is Delivered

The NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute brings together sports medicine doctors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers — all under one roof. “High school and college athletes may receive extreme coaching, but they don’t have the same access to injury prevention coupled with their performance,” says Dr. Christopher Ahmad, chief of sports medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia; professor of orthopedic surgery and vice chair of … Read More

How to Train like a Major League Baseball Player

Unless you’re one of the 750 players on a Major League Baseball roster on opening day, chances are you can’t hurl a wicked, knee-buckling curveball that’s part of the repertoire of Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw. Nor will you ever slam a ball 500 feet like New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge. But whatever your level of athletic … Read More

Distance Based Patients

Patients have traveled many miles to seek Dr. Ahmad’s expertise for shoulder injuries requiring Tommy John Surgery.  This map represents where our patients have traveled from through out the United States.

Discussion on Elbow UCL Injuries

“The goal of the discussion is to elicit expert opinion about the reasons for increased numbers of UCL injuries, elucidate the scope of the problem, understand prevention strategies, establish realistic expectations for nonoperative and operative treatment, and provide thoughts about the future.”

Dr. Ahmad Featured in OrthopedicsToday

Dr. Ahmad is featured in a new article on the OrthopedicsToday web site. The article, entitled “Clinical results matter most in single-row vs double-row rotator cuff repair, speaker says”, discusses controversy of double-row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair compared with single-row repair still exists. It highlights Dr. Ahmad’s recent talk at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017. Click here to read the article … Read More