Baseball: Altchek to perform surgery on Nathan

Times Herald-Record—Middletown, N.Y.—March 24, 2010

David Altchek, M.D., a Middletown native, will perform Tommy John surgery on Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan Friday in New York.

Altchek, the Mets' team physician, has an office at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Nathan, a four-time All-Star and Pine Bush graduate, consulted with Altchek after learning he had a significant tear in his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Asked about possibly treating Nathan before the closer's camp contacted him, Altchek told the Times Herald-Record: "I hope everything works out for him, but I would be proud. We are from the same place, a small area, and I think what he has done in his career is a fabulous thing."

Read the full story at


Find a Physician

Conditions & Treatments

graphic: adult outline graphic: child outline
Select A Body Part
Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult spine Conditions: Adult shoulder Conditions: Adult elbow Conditions: Adult hand Conditions: Adult hip Conditions: Adult knee Conditions: Adult ankle Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult full body Conditions: Child spine Conditions: Child elbow Conditions: Child hip Conditions: Child hand Conditions: Child knee Conditions: Child ankle Conditions: Child full body

Complete Listing »

Media Contacts

Tracy Hickenbottom
Monique Irons
Sherry Randolph


Social Media Contacts

Andrew Worob
Otis Gamboa