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David W. Altchek, MD

Sports Medicine

About Dr. Altchek

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Dr. David Altchek is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Chief Emeritus of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute. He is the Medical Director for the New York Mets and a medical consultant for the NBA. He previously served as the North American Medical Director for the Association of Tennis Professionals, which sponsors the men’s professional tennis tour, and was also the former Team Physician for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team. Dr. Altchek is a Professor of Surgery in Clinical Orthopaedics at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the author of over 100 articles and book chapters on problems of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Departments

Special Expertise

Sports Medicine:  ACL reconstruction of the knee, knee arthroscopy
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder: Rotator Cuff Repair, Instability
Elbow:  UCL reconstruction “Docking” procedure
Arthroplasty:  Total Shoulder and Total Knee Replacement surgery

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Credentials

Appointments

Founding Medical Director, HSS Florida
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Co-Chief Emeritus, Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990

Awards

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2021
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2021
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

Education

MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine Service

State Licensure

Languages

English

For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Altchek performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Altchek

Research

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. Altchek as of March 03, 2022.

  • HS2, LLC- Ownership Interest
  • Stryker - Consultant

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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