Dr. Kathryn McElheny is an Assistant Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is fellowship-trained and board certified in sports medicine and is the Non-operative Medical Director and Associate Team Physician for the New York Mets baseball team.
Dr. McElheny earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University before attending medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed her Pediatrics Residency and an additional Chief Resident year at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She remained in New York for her Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship here at Hospital for Special Surgery where she provided medical coverage for the New York Mets, New York Giants, and local high school football teams in addition to assisting with numerous other mass participation events ranging from local road races to Ironman Triathlons.
Her research focus has been on the use of strengthening in the prevention of overuse injuries experienced by novice marathon runners. She is also currently working on several studies evaluating injury incidence and prevention in professional and youth baseball players.
Dr. McElheny is committed to caring for athletes of all ages, levels and disciplines. In the context of her training and board certification in pediatrics, she is especially dedicated to managing injuries experienced by young athletes. In addition, she was a collegiate runner and is an avid baseball fan with a particular passion for treating runners and baseball athletes.
Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Youth Sports Medicine
Non-operative Fracture Care
Joint and Soft-Tissue Injections
James Horowitz Award, 2017
Faculty Award for Excellence Stritch School of Medicine, 2013
Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
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As of September 13, 2018, Dr. McElheny reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 2013
Weill Cornell Pediatric Residency, New York, NY, 2014
Weill Cornell Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency, New York, NY, 2017
HSS Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, New York, NY, 2018
Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sports Medicine
Contributing Author: Metzl, Jordan D. Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office. Amer Academy of Pediatrics, 2017.
Dr. McElheny's research focus has been on the use of strengthening in prevention of overuse injuries experienced by novice marathon runners. She is also currently working on several studies evaluating injury incidence and prevention in professional and youth baseball players.