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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Vice Chair of Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Head Team Physician, New York Yankees
  • Head Team Physician, New York City Football Club (NYCFC)

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, specializes in ACL knee injuries, meniscus and cartilage injuries, instability and labral tears of the shoulder, rotator cuff pathology, Tommy John surgery, and advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques for sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Dr. Ahmad is the Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees, the Rockland Boulders, the New York City Football Club of Major League Soccer, and several high schools throughout Manhattan and New Jersey. Additionally, he is a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, serves as a consultant for local metropolitan gymnastics and swim teams, and is the official medical provider to the FC Westchester Soccer Academy.

The recipient of several awards for outstanding research in the field of Sports Medicine, Dr. Ahmad conducts ongoing research in the areas of ACL injury prevention and screening, biometrics of the elbow, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff shoulder instability repair. He has authored more than 200 articles and 50 book chapters related to shoulder, elbow and sports medicine and has presented over 250 lectures nationally, and internationally. Dr. Ahmad edited two influential textbooks: Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries.

He earned his undergraduate degree in engineering while playing 4 years of Division 1 varsity soccer at nationally ranked Columbia University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.


  • 1986-1990 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 1990-1994 Doctor of Medicine
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
    Postdoctoral Training
  • 1995-1996 General Surgery Internship
    Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 1996-1999 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 1999-2000 Administrative Chief Resident Orthopaedic Surgery
    New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2000-2001 Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA


  • California
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sub-specialty Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)