Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD

Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Ahmad, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

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161 Fort Washington Ave

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Ahmad

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.
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Dr. Ahmad's Experience

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


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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic 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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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


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  • 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 Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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.


  • 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

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

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Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Ahmad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahmad to family and friends
based on 105 total reviews (50 with comments)
Dr. Ahmad's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (50)
New York, NY |
Dr. Ahmad and his staff are very attentive and engaged.
in New York, NY |
Overall visit was fantastic.
in New York, NY |
Its a perfect trip all the time, Dr. Ahmad and assistant Frank are amazing.
in New York, NY |
Always feel comfortable and in good hands.
New York, NY |
Doctor Ahmed asked me questions and evaluated how i was feeling.
New York, NY |
So quick and efficient! The doctor is very kind, encouraging and knowledgeable.
in New York, NY |
Arm is healing well and on track to make a perfect recovery.
in New York, NY |
Seeing Dr Ahmad and Frank. They made me feel very comfortable.
in New York, NY |
My recovery is going very well. I have basically full movement in my elbow. So at the moment everything is going perfectly for me.
in New York, NY |
Doctor always makes me feel comfortable and reassured that we can resolve any issues.
in New York, NY |
Doctors are honest and emphasize how important it is to remain patient.
New York, NY |
I appreciated how long Dr. Ahmad spent examining me and answering all of my questions. It really helped to then talk with Frank about surgery, next steps, etc. I didn’t feel rushed. Best of all, my scapula looks better, which means he is happy with my physical therapists. I leave feeling confident.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Ahmad.
in New York, NY |
I had time to fully explain my issues. My doctor answered and fully explained his responses.
New York, NY |
Nice people both at desk and during appointment.
in New York, NY |
High quality medical service.
in New York, NY |
When i get a nice handshake from doctor ahmad.
in New York, NY |
Great follow up 3 month post surgery.
in New York, NY |
Very personalized and great attention to detail.
in New York, NY |
The staff is awesome! They take the time to explain everything thoroughly.
in New York, NY |
The doctors are beyond helpful. Made me feel secure and in good hands.
in New York, NY |
Always welcomed and greeted with respect. Any questions were always answered. Simply the best.
in New York, NY |
Very professional explanations of surgery was clear and conscise.
in New York, NY |
Was told that I am in good shape and i can start getting it even better shape.
in New York, NY |
Clear instructions for rehab.
in New York, NY |
Personally, I can truly say that Dr. Ahmad and his staff make me feel comfortable during visits to the office. Additionally, I think that these visits are very important and informative, and I never hesitate to ask a question because I have complete confidence in Dr. Ahmad and his recommendations.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Ahmad and Frank went far and beyond their call of duty for our son Alan. Our son has healed 100% and we are forever grateful.
in New York, NY |
Getting the opportunity to work with Dr. Ahmad, Frank and the team was the highpoint of my visit. They took great care of me and i couldn't have asked for a better experience.
in New York, NY |
Best service and team in the game.
in New York, NY |
They treat me like family. Great doctors.
in New York, NY |
The professionalism of Dr. Ahmad and his assistant Frank. I always feel welcomed and have their undivided attention when they are seeing me.
in New York, NY |
Quick and easy.
in New York, NY |
Healed quickly.
in New York, NY |
I feel confident that my knee is the best that it can be and that i had the best people working on it.
in New York, NY |
Doctor and staff are congenial Dr communicates excellence in his professionalism and confidence.
in New York, NY |
Knowing I had a great surgeon as my doctor made the visits and surgery worth while.
in New York, NY |
Courteous respectful and knowledgeable staff.
in New York, NY |
Getting cleared at my sixth month appointment.
in New York, NY |
Best care i have ever received.
in New York, NY |
Very welcoming and attentive. Always takes their time to listen to what I have to tell them about my injury.
in New York, NY |
The staff was outstanding as usual and always makes me feel like they care about me as more than just a patient.
in New York, NY |
How nice everybody is with me it makes me feel great. They give me the hope to make a comeback.
in New York, NY |
Quick and easy. I definitely fealt very comfortable asking any questions.
in New York, NY |
Frank always courteous and understanding of out situations, takes time to talk and listen to patient, knowledgeable and relatable, communication with patients is excellent. Easily some of best and most professional doctors my family has ever been with.
in New York, NY |
As always, it was a pleasant experience. The staff always makes me feel welcomed. They provide information and a variety of options I can choose from that will help me fully recover.
in New York, NY |
Was cleared to take the first step into a new life with a level of mobility and endurance I only dreamed of having. This office gave me my life and independence back. Thank you!!
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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