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David W. Altchek, MD at HSS Florida

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr. David W. Altchek is the founding medical director at HSS Florida and is an experienced orthopedic surgeon with exceptional expertise in sports medicine. He specializes in shoulder surgery, elbow injuries and traumas, and total shoulder and knee replacement surgeries.

He has authored over 100 articles and publications on injuries, trauma, and conditions in the shoulder, elbow and knee. He has also been the recipient of several prestigious awards in orthopedics, including the T. Campbell Thompson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Fellowship Award, and the Charles S. Neer Award for American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons.

Dr. Altchek’s notable experience includes serving as the Medical Director for the New York Mets and a medical consultant for the NBA. He has also served as the North American Medical Director for the Association of Tennis Professionals and was the former Team Physician for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team. In addition, Dr. Altchek is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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David W. Altchek, MD - Orthopedic Specialties

Dr. Altcheck specializes in the following conditions and treatments:

  • sports medicine
  • ACL reconstruction of the knee
  • knee arthroscopy
  • arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder
  • rotator cuff
  • UCL reconstruction of the elbow
  • total shoulder replacement surgery
  • total knee replacement surgery

Notable Awards

Below are some of the notable awards won by Dr. Altchek for his care and expertise as an orthopedic physician and surgeon.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2019
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2019
  • 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


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