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Kathryn D. McElheny, MD


Primary Care Sports Medicine
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Kathryn D. McElheny, MD


Dr. Kathryn McElheny is an Assistant Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is dual board certified in pediatrics and sports medicine.

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 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.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery

Specialty

Special Expertise

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

Procedures

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

Awards

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

Affiliations

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

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
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.

Book an Appointment

Dr. McElheny accepts the following insurance plans:

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

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

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

Certification

Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Selected Books/Chapters

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

Research Description

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.