Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD

Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 52

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD is a Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ahmad has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ahmad to book an appointment.


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ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics

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(212) 235-1519
ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics51 W 51st St Ste 370 New York, NY 10019
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Ahmad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahmad

4.7

Based on 166 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Amazing Doctor, Amazing Team. Great results!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Shayyiq S – Oct 22, 2020
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Dr. Ahmad is an outstanding doctor and his team is excellent as well. They always provide the highest quality of care and take their time to make sure all questions and concerns are answered. I travel several hours just to see him because of the exceptional care he provides. Simply put, Dr. Ahmad and his team are the best at what they do!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Oct 17, 2020
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Dr. Ahmad and everyone on his team was Great !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Oct 17, 2020
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Great doctor, amazing knowledge, and staff that is equally as talented. From the start of our journey to the end, we received nothing but the best care and advice. thank you!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kevin Hard – Oct 16, 2020
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It is slightly more than a year since my ACL surgery, and my knee feels great. But for the pandemic, I'd be back on the basketball court - which was always my goal. The care and attention I received was excellent and I I would unquestionably recommend Dr. Ahmad and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Larry – Oct 16, 2020
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Great service and excellent treatment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Orlando Cepeda Jr – Oct 13, 2020
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In October 2015, I had a freak accident happen while playing softball. It was not only my first time being seriously injured, but the first time I needed surgery so I was super nervous. My parents and I, of course, wanted to receive the best care possible and we were very fortunate to have found the best care and then some with Dr. Ahmad and his team! They are extremely attentive, caring, down to Earth, and professional! Any questions my parents and I had, they were always able to answer and even if they didn’t know, they didn’t beat around the bush with a general statement like some doctors I have come across. They took the time to figure out the best answer and got back to us as soon as they could. Because of Dr. Ahmad and his team, I was able to play softball again just in time for my first season in college! Not only was I able to play again, but I was stronger, both physically and mentally! I am forever grateful for Dr. Ahmad and his team, you guys are the absolute best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jamie Holmes – Oct 13, 2020
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Dr. Ahmad and his staff are the best! We are always impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. They were fabulous with my sons rehabilitation and recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Anthony DelVecchio – Oct 13, 2020
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He’s very friendly and a good doctor. Helped me a lot and now I’m way better then I was before so thank you and I appreciate everything you’ve done.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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No results
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Norvin Matinez – Oct 12, 2020
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Excellent care and excellent customer service. No nonsense in the offices. Get in, get out. Dr. Ahmad was very thorough and explained my son's injury very clearly. We are very grateful for the care we received from Dr. Ahmad and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Will Tallant – Sep 07, 2020
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As a second follow up I received a thorough injury evaluation, knee injections, and impeccable support from Team Ahmad. There is nobody better and as a soccer player, I want to see the guy the pros and top athletes in the country are seeing!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Sam Freidman – Aug 07, 2020
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First, I scheduled an appointment and they canceled due to power outage. Then, they rescheduled me for a tele heatlh appointment on the next day. I'm in pain needing to have a possible MRI, and they never sent me the link for the video visit. I called them twice in the morning but they only open at 9 am. My tele health appt is at 9:10 am. No one follows up with me so I finally called them at 9:15 am. They told he can't see me again and wants to reschedule for the next Monday. Bad customer service. Leaving a customer in pain in need of a doctor with no answers and begging for a consultation.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 06, 2020
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Treated with care and amazing patience. I am truly thankful for Dr.Ahmad and his staff
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  • Listened & answered questions
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No results
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Prince Amponsah – Jul 02, 2020
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During COVID I injured my knee moving furniture of all things! Dr. Ahmad's office was great. They arranged an immediate virtual screening, scheduled an MRI and were quick to respond with the results. No surgery needed for me but the office was great and I would return/recommend Dr. Ahmad.
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Larry – Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Ahmad and his office are first class, there is nobody better!
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GV – Jun 25, 2020
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Dr. Ahmad is a skilled surgeon and doctor. He reassures his patients with his calming and warm bedside manner. His expertise far exceeded other doctors I had seen to diagnose my injury.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Ryan C – Jun 25, 2020
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Dr. appears to be great. Staff that supports him sarcastic and edgy. First appointment over 30 days ago… Five follow up phone calls to get results all met with indifference. “Dr is traveling, what do you expect, we will forward a video appointment ” I got the bill, still waiting for the appointment … Life is short and my pain level is high, I’ll take my business elsewhere…
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Ed Nelson – Apr 01, 2020
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Overall extremely poor experience with the doctor's office. No follow-ups. Rude front office. Random calls from the office to reschedule and/or modify appointments. Secretary is the worst I have seen. On my initial visit I was in the office for close to 2 hours while I spent 90% of time just waiting for some paperwork or some assistant to come by. In fact, after the visit was asked to pay at the front desk. Once paid they kept calling non-stop daily through an automated system saying they want to talk to me. Once patched in the agent did not even know what the call was about. X-Rays were not followed-up on. Doctor said will follow-up in a week with results. But no follow-up came. Called the office multiple times but no call backs. Columbia's online/app extremely poor. No results were uploaded. User interface from the 1980s. Overall an extremely disappointing experience. Avoid.
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Dec 18, 2019
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Dr. Ahmad & staff were all wonderful,profesional and answered all questions.
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maureen butler in new city, NY – Apr 06, 2019
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Dr. Ahmad preformed two shoulder surgeries on me. As a fitness professional it was extremely important for me to be able to return to exercise and recover my strength as quickly as possible. Dr. Ahmad and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and accessible throughout my recovery. I was able to return to exercise after just a few months, and inside of a year I'm 100% and unrestricted in all exercise. I hope you never need surgery, but if you do, you can't make a better choice than Dr. Ahmad
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Dan M. in New York City, NY – Jan 31, 2019
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ahmad

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ahmad treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ahmad treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 305-4565.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Ahmad typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Ahmad typically treats 87% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Arthroscopy
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Ahmad's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery

About Me

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...Read more

Biography

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, specializes in knee ACL, meniscus, and cartilage injuries, shoulder instability and labral tears, rotator cuff pathology, Tommy...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1999
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University
Residency Hospital
1996
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University
Internship Hospital
1994
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Undergraduate School

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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