David W. Altchek, MD

Dr. David Altchek is an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Chief in the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is the Medical Director for the New York Mets and a medical consultant for the NBA. He previously served as the North American Medical Director for the Association of Tennis Professionals, which sponsors the menís professional tennis tour, and was also the former Team Physician for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team. Dr. Altchek is a Professor of Surgery in Clinical Orthopaedics at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the author of over 100 articles and book chapters on problems of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Appointments

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Co-Chief, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Elbow
Knee
Shoulder
Sports Medicine

Special Expertise

Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder
Elbow and Knee

Awards

T. Campbell Thompson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery
Eastern Orthopaedic Association Fellowship Award
John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement
Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
Named one of the top 250 Alumni, Columbia University
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011

Education

MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990

State Licensure

New York
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Dr. David Altchek, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Belaire Building
Floor 1
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1909
Fax: 212.879.6526

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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