Answorth A. Allen, MD

Dr. Answorth A. Allen, MD, is an associate attending orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in shoulder, knee, and elbow surgery, and an associate professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Allen is a team physician for the New York Knicks basketball team and a former team physician for the New York Mets. He is also an orthopedic consultant for the West Indies Cricket Board of Control and St. John’s University. He served as medical director to the NBA Player's Association and 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 numerous articles and book chapters on shoulder, knee, and elbow problems. His website is


Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Shoulder Surgery
Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction
Elbow Injuries
Sports Injuries

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
United Healthcare

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MD, Weill Cornell Medical College


The New York Orthopaedic Hospital
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


University of Pittsburgh


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Answorth A. Allen, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

Allen AA, Fealy S, O’Brien SJ, "The Glenoid Based Capsular Shift Procedure for Anterior and Posterior Glenohumeral Instability" in: Fu, Freddie H, Ticker, J. (ed.) Atlas of Shoulder Surgery.

Allen AA, Warner JJP. The Principles of Shoulder Fusion.

Allen AA, Warner JJP. Shoulder Arthroplasty.

Allen AA, O’Brien SJ, Trans Rotator Cuff Approach to SLAP Lesions. Journal of Arthroscopy.

Allen AA, O’Brien SJ, Anterior Shoulder Instability, Open and Arthroscopic Repair. Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery. Williams and Wilkins publication.

O’Brien SJ, Warren RF, Wickiewicz T, Rawlins B, Allen AA, Panariello R, RPT, and Kelly AM. “The Iliotibial Band Lateral Sling Procedure and its Effect on the Results of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.” Am J Med 29: 21-25, 1991.

Allen AA, Johnson D, and Altchek DW. “Biceps and Triceps Tendon Injury in the Athletic Elbow." Altchek DW, Andrews JR (eds), in press.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. Answorth Allen, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.606.1447
Fax: 212.772.1062

Union Turnpike
176-60 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

333 Earle Ovington Blvd
Suite 106
Uniondale, NY 11553

Mailing Address

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

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