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Kathryn D. McElheny, MD

Primary Sports Medicine - Adult Patients

About Dr. McElheny

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Dr. Kathryn McElheny is an Assistant Attending Physician at HSS. She is fellowship-trained and board certified in sports medicine and is the Head 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 Sports Medicine Fellowship here at HSS 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.

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Departments

Special Expertise

Primary Care Sports Medicine
Youth Sports Medicine
Non-operative Fracture Care

Procedures

Joint and Soft-Tissue Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
ECG Screening

Patient Stories

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Insurance

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

Affiliations

Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Certification

Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sports Medicine

Awards

James Horowitz Award, 2017
Faculty Award for Excellence Stritch School of Medicine, 2013

Education

Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 2013

Internship

Weill Cornell Pediatric Residency, New York, NY, 2014

Residency

Weill Cornell Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency, New York, NY, 2017

Fellowship

HSS Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, New York, NY, 2018

State Licensure

Languages

English

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. McElheny

Blog Posts

Selected Books/Chapters

Contributing Author: Metzl, Jordan D. Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office. Amer Academy of Pediatrics, 2017.

Research

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.

Industry Relationships

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 14, 2019, Dr. McElheny 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.

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