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Answorth A. Allen, MD

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About Dr. Allen


Dr. Answorth A. Allen is the Associate Surgeon-in-Chief and Deputy Medical Director at Hospital for Special Surgery and specializes in shoulder, knee, and elbow surgery. He is a team orthopedist for the New York Knicks basketball team and a former team physician for the New York Mets. In addition, Dr. Allen is an orthopedic consultant for the West Indies Cricket Board of Control. He is the former team physician for the Long Island Rough Riders soccer team.

Additionally, he was an assistant team physician for both the New York Saints lacrosse team and the New York State Racing Association. At one time, he was also a staff physician for the New York State Athletic Commission and the Hunter Mountain Ski Sports Center. While in Pittsburgh, he was assistant team physician for the University of Pittsburgh and assistant company physician for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He is the author of over 150 articles and book chapters on shoulder, knee, and elbow problems.

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Special Expertise

Elbow injuries
Knee and shoulder reconstruction
Shoulder surgery
Sports injuries

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Associate Surgeon-in-Chief and Deputy Medical Director, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 10 Years
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2013-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctor in New York Metro Area, 2014-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2013, 2016, 2018 - 2022


MD, Weill Cornell Medical College


The New York Orthopaedic Hospital
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


University of Pittsburgh

State Licensure



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Surgical Locations

Dr. Allen performs surgery at the following locations:

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Allen as of April 10, 2023.

  • Amicrobe - Ownership Interest
  • BetterPT - Ownership Interest
  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC Westside, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • Movado PT Technologies, Inc. - Consultant
  • My Medical Images - Advisory Board
  • Pristine Medical - Advisory Board; Ownership Interest
  • ROM 3 - Advisory Board; Ownership Interest

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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