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Ryan J. Lingor, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Ryan J. Lingor, MD

Dr. Lingor serves as an Assistant Attending Physician at Hospital of Special Surgery, faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College, Medical Director for HSS Same Day Sports (opening Q2 2018), and Team Physician for the New York Rangers.

Upon graduating from St. John's University in Minnesota, Dr. Lingor obtained certifications as a Registered Dietitian, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He went on to complete athletic training internships with the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins and was named Head Athletic Trainer of NFL-Europe's Hamburg Sea Devils.

Dr. Lingor graduated from medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at Illinois Masonic in Chicago and his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. He is board certified in family medicine and obesity medicine with a subspecialty in sports medicine. His previous experience includes working as an Assistant Team Physician for the New York Jets as well several local high schools and colleges.

Having professional passions in weight management and comprehensive sports medicine, Dr. Lingor utilizes his background in nutrition, athletic training, and strength and exercise training to provide a comprehensive, personalized approach to help his patients achieve their health and performance goals.

At HSS, Dr. Lingor utilizes musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, performs and conducts research on biological treatments for chronic tendon problems, provides comprehensive concussion management, and employs dry needling for muscle and tendon problems. He is active as a researcher and regularly presents at national conferences in primary care sports medicine.

Outside of medicine, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and being active outdoors, having competed in several marathons and three Ironman Triathlons, including the Hawaii Ironman World Championships.

Back in the Game Patient Stories


Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Chronic Tendon Problems
Health promotion
Soft tissue musculoskeletal injury
Home exercise programs for injury rehabilitation
Stress fractures
Exercise and allergy
Ankle Sprains
Exercise induced asthma


National Football League Physicians Society
National Hockey League Team Physicians Society
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
National Athletic Trainers Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
American Dietetics Association



Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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.


Loyola Stritch School of Medicine - Chicago, IL


University of Illinois Chicago - Advocate Illinois Masonic - Family Medicine


University of Illinois Chicago - Advocate Illinois Masonic - Family Medicine


University of Notre Dame - South Bend Sports Medicine


American Board of Family Medicine, 2013
Certificate of Added Qualification - Sports Medicine, 2014
American Board of Obesity Medicine, 2015
Certified Athletic Trainer - 2003
Registered Dietitian - 2003
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - 2003

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey

Selected Publications

Ryan Lingor, MD. Persistent 'Runner's Knee' after an Ultra. BeginnerTriathlete.com. February 2016.

Ryan Lingor, MD. Shin Stitches and Training. BeginnerTriathlete.com. December 2016.

Lingor, R, Rowland, K. Does being overweight protect against death? Evidence-Based Practice 16(12):5, 2013.

Lingor, RJ and Olson, A. Fluid and diet patterns associated with weight cycling and changes in body composition assessed by continuous monitoring throughout a college wrestling season. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 24(7):1763-1772, 2010.

Lingor, R, Jayanthi, N, and Dugas, L. The effects of LE flexibility on performance and injury rates in college runners. Clin J Sport Med 19(2):165, 2009.

Lingor, R, Jayanthi, N, and Dugas, L. The effects of iron status on performance in college runners. Clin J Sport Med 19(2):162, 2009.

Selected Presentations

Not All Orthopedics is Surgery: Alternatives in Treatment for Musculoskeletal Medicine. New Jersey Manufacturers Quarterly Conferences. East Hanover, NJ, 2016.

Preventing Overuse Injuries with Core Stabilization and Functional Training. Paramount Triathlon Club & Morristown Running Store. Morristown, NJ, 2015.

Concussion: Where we've been…Where we are…Where we're going… New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Webinar. 2015.

Ergogenic Aids in Sports Medicine. Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey Spring Symposium, Montclair, NJ, 2015.

Brachial Plexus Review and Upper Extremity Neuropathies. Atlantic Health Medical Center Sports Medicine Lecture Series. Morristown, NJ, 2015

Chronic Tendinopathy: Treatment Perspectives & the Evidence. Advanced Medical Center Sports Injury Academy. Cedar Knolls, NJ, 2014.

Wrist and Forearm Pain in a Collegiate Rower. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine National Conference. New Orleans, LA, 2014.

C-spine and surrounding injuries: Treatment and Return to Play Considerations for Hockey Players. New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Athletic Trainers Symposium. Morristown, NJ, 2014.

Palpitations in a Division I College Football Player. American College of Sports Medicine National Conference. Orlando, FL, 2014.

An Update on the Evidence Behind Taping and Bracing. Notre Dame Sports Medicine Winter Sports Medicine Symposium. Chicago, IL, 2014.

Managing Asthma in Athletes. Current Concepts for Professionals in Sports Medicine, NFL-Europe Athletic Trainers Conference. Tampa, FL, 2006.

Research Description

Chronic tendinopathy
Overweight and obesity complicating orthopedic conditions
Activity patterns of athletes post-retirement