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Ryan J. Lingor, MD

Primary Sports Medicine

About Dr. Lingor

Dr. Lingor serves as an Assistant Attending Physician at HSS, faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Medical Director and Team Physician for the New York Rangers.  

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 and international sports medicine conferences.

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 served as 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 as 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.

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.

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Departments

Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

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

Patient Stories

Insurance

If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

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

Affiliations

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

Certification

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

Education

Education: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Internship: University of Illinois Chicago, Advocate Illinois Masonic, Family Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois Chicago, Advocate Illinois Masonic, Family Medicine
Fellowship: University of Notre Dame, South Bend Sports Medicine

State Licensure

Languages

English

Publications by Dr. Lingor

Selected Journal Articles

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

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

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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.

As of March 23, 2023, Dr. Lingor reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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