Christopher S. Ahmad, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Head Team Physician, New York Yankees and New York Football Club
From the October Issue: Arthroscopic Articular Reconstruction of Capitellar Osteochondral Defects
Podcast: Listen to Dr. Ahmad discuss his article in the October issue.
Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, specializes in knee ACL, meniscus, and cartilage injuries, shoulder instability and labral tears, 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 and a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He is also Head Team Physician for the Rockland Boulders as well as for several high schools in Manhattan and New Jersey. In addition, Dr. Ahmad serves as a consultant to local metropolitan gymnastics and swim teams, and as the official medical provider to the FC Westchester Soccer Academy.
A 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, biomechanics of the elbow, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff and 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 was also an editor of the textbook Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries.
Dr. Ahmad received 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.
Selected Other Published Work in AJSM
Preparticipation Evaluation of the Young Athlete: What an Orthopaedic Surgeon Needs to Know.
Miller DJ, Blum AB, Levine WN, Ahmad CS, Popkin CA.
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep 1. pii: 0363546515598994. [Epub ahead of print]
Arthroscopic Articular Reconstruction of Capitellar Osteochondral Defects.
Gancarczyk SM, Makhni EC, Lombardi JM, Popkin CA, Ahmad CS.
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Aug 13. pii: 0363546515594448. [Epub ahead of print]
Return to pitching after Tommy John surgery: response.
Makhni EC, Ahmad CS.
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Dec;42(12):NP55. doi: 10.1177/0363546514559884.
Arm pain in youth baseball players: a survey of healthy players.
Makhni EC, Morrow ZS, Luchetti TJ, Mishra-Kalyani PS, Gualtieri AP, Lee RW, Ahmad CS.
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jan;43(1):41-6. doi: 10.1177/0363546514555506. Epub 2014 Nov 3.
Return to Pitching After Tommy John Surgery: Letter to the Editor.
Makhni EC, Ahmad CS.
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Jul;42(7):NP40. doi: 10.1177/0363546514538757.
Major and Minor League Baseball Hamstring Injuries: Epidemiologic Findings From the Major League Baseball Injury Surveillance System.
Ahmad CS, Dick RW, Snell E, Kenney ND, Curriero FC, Pollack K, Albright JP, Mandelbaum BR.
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Jun;42(6):1464-70. doi: 10.1177/0363546514529083. Epub 2014 Apr 11.
Performance, Return to Competition, and Reinjury After Tommy John Surgery in Major League Baseball Pitchers: A Review of 147 Cases.
Makhni EC, Lee RW, Morrow ZS, Gualtieri AP, Gorroochurn P, Ahmad CS.
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Jun;42(6):1323-32. doi: 10.1177/0363546514528864. Epub 2014 Apr 4.
Posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow.
Anakwenze OA, Kancherla VK, Iyengar J, Ahmad CS, Levine WN.
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Feb;42(2):485-91. doi: 10.1177/0363546513494579. Epub 2013 Jul 11.
Evaluation and management of hamstring injuries.
Ahmad CS, Redler LH, Ciccotti MG, Maffulli N, Longo UG, Bradley J.
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Dec;41(12):2933-47. doi: 10.1177/0363546513487063. Epub 2013 May 23.
Elbow arthroscopic surgery update for sports medicine conditions.
Byram IR, Kim HM, Levine WN, Ahmad CS.
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Sep;41(9):2191-202. doi: 10.1177/0363546513482106. Epub 2013 Apr 9.