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Dr. Brian Halpern, Sports Medicine Physician

John P. DiFiori, MD, FACSM


Primary Care Sports Medicine
Dr. Brian Halpern, Sports Medicine Physician

John P. DiFiori, MD, FACSM


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

Tel: 212.606.1329
Fax: 212.570.6147
Belaire Building
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1329
Fax: 212.570.6147

Dr. John DiFiori is Chief of the Primary Care Medicine Service and Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. Prior to HSS, Dr. DiFiori was Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopaedics for the Department of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA. He was Head Team Physician for the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, overseeing the care of more than 650 athletes in 24 NCAA sports.

Dr. DiFiori's expertise in treating sports injuries in competitive athletes is nationally recognized. He serves as the Director of Sports Medicine for the NBA, where he oversees the League’s research initiatives, and the development and implementation of all policies related to player health and safety. He is a former President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. DiFiori was a medical consultant for the NHL Players Association, and is a member of the USA Gymnastics physician referral network. He has served for the USOC as a US team physician for several international competitions, including for US Soccer, USA Basketball, and the XIII Pan American Games.

Dr. DiFiori serves on the editorial boards of Current Sports Medicine Reports and the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. He is the lead author for the recently published AMSSM Position Statement on Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sports. He is a co-author of the Preparticipation Evaluation textbook, which is the guidebook for the medical screening of competitive athletes.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

Chief, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery

Specialty

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Education

MD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1989

Residency

Lancaster General Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, Lancaster, PA, 1992

Fellowship

UCLA Department of Family Medicine, Clinical Instructor and Sports Medicine Fellow, Los Angeles, CA, 1994

Certification

Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, 1995, 2005, 2015
Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

State Licensure

New York, California