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.
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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Medical Director, HSS Sport Medicine Institute West Side
Founding Medical Director, HSS Florida (2020-2023)
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
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990
Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 20 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2022
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
MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine Service
Dr. Altchek performs surgery at the following locations:
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. Altchek as of November 15, 2023.
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Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.