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Answorth A. Allen, MD

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About Dr. Allen


Dr. Answorth A. Allen is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in shoulder, knee, and elbow surgery, and a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Allen 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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Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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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Dr. Allen performs surgery at the following locations:

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

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

  • Amicrobe - Ownership Interest
  • ANRAE, LLC - 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

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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

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