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Christopher S. Ahmad, M.D.
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Christopher S. Ahmad, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at New York Orthopaedic Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian// Columbia University Medical Center in 2000. In 2001, Dr. Ahmad completed a fellowship in sports medicine, which included physician team coverage for many professional teams and universities, at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic.

Dr. Ahmad is the Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees and a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He is also the head team physician for The City College of New York, local high schools, and serves as consultant to local metropolitan gymnastics and swim teams.

Dr. Ahmad serves as the Chief of Adolescent and Pediatric Sports Medicine and as the Director of Biomechanics Research at the Center for Orthopaedic Research. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters related to shoulder, elbow and sports medicine and has given greater than 100 lectures nationally, and internationally. He is the author of the textbook Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has ongoing research in the areas of biomechanics of the elbow, ACL injury prevention and screening, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff repair.

Dr. Ahmad specializes in shoulder instability and labral tears, rotator cuff pathology, ACL injuries, Tommy John surgery, and advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques for sports related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Ahmad has received many awards for outstanding research in the field of sports medicine.

On Friday, November 6, 2009, Dr. Ahmad received a Gold Key from Mayor Bloomberg during the Yankees Championship Parade and Celebration

Take a look!

book cover

 Click to view Dr. Ahmad's 'Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries' book cover and preface.  This book will be available at the upcoming  

 2010 AAOS meeting in New Orleans.



Click here to view Dr. Ahmad's Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine brochure

Click here to view Dr. Ahmad's Elbow MCL Reconstruction Techniques video presentation

Click here to view Drs. Levine, Ahmad & Blaine's "Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery" book cover


1990 - 1994
Doctor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

1986 - 1990
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Columbia University, New York, NY



2000 - 2001 Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Los Angeles, CA


1999 - 2000 Administrative Chief Resident Orthopedic Surgery
New York Orthopaedic Hospital
Columbia University, New York, NY

1996 - 1999 Orthopedic Surgery Residency
New York Orthopaedic Hospital
Columbia University, New York, NY


1995 - 1996
General Surgery Internship
Columbia University, New York, NY

1994 - 1995
Frank E. Stinchfield Orthopedic Research Fellowship
Columbia Orthopedic Research Laboratory
Columbia University, New York, NY

Board Certified:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Medical License:

New York

New Jersey

Professional Associations:

Candidate Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001-2004

Member American College of Sports Medicine, 2001-Present

Candidate Member American Society for Sports Medicine, 2002-2005

Reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2002-Present

Reviewer for The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2004-Present

Fellow Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005-Present

Associate Member American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2005-Present

Active Member American Society for Sports Medicine, 2005-Present

Reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2006-Present