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Ryan J. Lingor, MD

Primary Sports Medicine
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Ryan J. Lingor, MD

Primary Sports Medicine
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Dr. Lingor serves as an Assistant Attending Physician at HSS, faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College 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.

Dr. Lingor specializes in the management of acute musculoskeletal injuries and has tailored his practice to create better access for patients at HSS Ortho Injury Care.  He also utilizes musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, including the use of Platelet Rich Plasma for joint and tendon problems. He is active in research 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.

Patient Stories


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


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Acute Sports Injuries
Fracture Care
Soft tissue musculoskeletal injury
Home exercise programs for injury rehabilitation
Platelet Rich Plasma
Ultrasound Guided Procedures


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

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

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.

As of November 13, 2019, Dr. Lingor reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

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.

Dr. Lingor in the News


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

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