Lisa R. Callahan, MD

Lisa R. Callahan, MD, joined Hospital for Special Surgery's Sports Medicine Department in 1994. She is a Co-director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center, specializing in the care of active and athletic women.

Dr. Callahan is board certified in primary care/sports medicine and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Currently, she serves as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Player Care at Madison Square Garden Sports.

Dr. Callahan has served as a team physician for the WUSA New York Power from 2000-2003, and has also provided medical treatment as the team physician for a number of university sports teams, including Stanford and San Jose State Universities. She has acted as medical coordinator and event physician for triathlons, biathlons and various sports events including the 1994 and 1999 World Cup Soccer, 1999 Avon Running Global Championships, 1995 World Rowing Championships, the Cleveland ballet, 1993 Olympic Gymnastics Exhibition, 1993 International Sumo Tournament and the NCAA Golf Championships.

Dr. Callahan was a medical contributor to ABC News/Good Morning America and Lifetime’s “Speaking of Women’s Health.” She was also host of the cable television Food Network’s lifestyle show “Recipe for Health” from 1996-98. She has authored the book, The Fitness Factor, (April 2002, Lyons Press), is a contributing editor and columnist for Self magazine, and serves as editorial advisor to the Journal of Women’s Health, the Women’s Health Advisor, and Food & Fitness Advisor.


Associate Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical Director, Women's Sports Medicine Program, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Medicine (Family), Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Care of active and athletic women
Stress Fractures


"2014 Physician of the Year," National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA)
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2011


Member of the Board of Directors, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Director of Player Care, NY Knicks and Liberty
Advisory Board Member, American Ballet
Editorial Advisor, Journal of Women's Health
Advisory Board Member, Women's Health Advisor and Food and Fitness Advisor, Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Women's Healthcare

Specialized Centers

Insurances Accepted

Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
United Healthcare

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MD, East Carolina University , Greenville, North Carolina, US


Stanford University School of Medicine, US


Stanford University School of Medicine, US


Diplomat, American Board of Family Practice
Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Lisa R. Callahan, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications


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Dr. Lisa Callahan, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Women's Sports Medicine Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1532
Fax: 212.327.1417

Mailing Address

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

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