Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD

Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
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49 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, sports medicine, and more.

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161 Fort Washington Ave

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmad "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."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • 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

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Procedures

  • 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

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ahmad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ahmad does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ahmad and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

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Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Ahmad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahmad to family and friends
4.7
based on 122 total reviews (60 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (122)

  • 5
    (105)
  • 4
    (8)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
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Dr. Ahmad's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (60)

in New York, NY
I like Dr. Ahmad. He is the best in the world at his job!
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in New York, NY
Getting a cortisone shot in my shoulder.
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in New York, NY
As always, pleasant, prompt, and helpful.
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in New York, NY
Doctor Ahmad always enters the room with a smile..
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Very comforting and easy to talk to.
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