Dr. Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Dr. Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine | Male | 48 years old

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2016 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (16)
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in Monroe, NY |
Upon my friends recommendation I saw Dr. Ahmad in 2015, he repaired my acl and meniscus. I was very nervous and didn't know what to expect but he was able to guide & reassure me through the procedure and the recovery phenomenally. Thanks to Dr. Ahmad I was able to continue playing the following season of my injury. It was one of the best seasons I've played and my knee was 100% healed as if I had never even gotten surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Ahmad I couldn't ask for a better surgeon.
in Englewood, NJ |
I will not recommend Dr. Ahmad to family and friends. I saw Dr. Ahmad after fracturing my shoulder. The fracture took 5 months to heal. I was still in pain, had limited range of motion and worked with a talented PT3x/week. Dr. Ahmad gave me cortisone injections and told me that in a year or two I would be fine. Shame on Dr. Ahmad for not listening to me. I had surgery 2 weeks ago to repair a hole in my rotator cuff in addition to smoothing the deformed bone and a few other things.
in Cortlandt Manor,New York |
Best sports med Doctor I've ever seen. Wonderful manner he's a godsend
in New York, NY |
Very courteous and efficient staff, from front of office to PA's Dr. Ahmad obviously takes care in hiring. Dr. Ahmad himself was exceptionally caring and attentive. I could tell the office was always busy but never felt rushed, always felt that he was up to date on my specific issues, where I was in my recovery etc. and he answered all my questions simply and directly.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    New York University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Ahmad's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Ahmad's Office & Staff

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16 – 30 minutes

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Dr. Ahmad's Care Philosophy

I'm passionate about returning players to the sports they love and thoroughly enjoy my role as Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees, the New York City Football Club of Major League Soccer, and the Rockland Boulders. I played four years of Division 1 varsity soccer at Columbia University and have a real kinship with athletes.