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Jordan D. Metzl, MD

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About Dr. Metzl


Jordan D. Metzl, MD, is a sports medicine physician at HSS. With a practice of more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Metzl is widely known for his passion for sports medicine and fitness. His focus is to safely return athletes to the playing field of their choice and to keep them there. In addition to his busy practices in New York and in Stamford, Connecticut, Dr. Metzl is an award winning author and medical columnist for Triathlete Magazine. His books include The Young Athlete (Little Brown) and The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies (Rodale).

Regularly voted among New York’s top sports medicine doctors by New York magazine, Dr. Metzl takes care of athletic patients of all ages and lectures and teaches extensively both nationally and internationally. Dr. Metzl appears regularly on media programs including the Today Show and Good Morning America, and in print media including the New York Times, discussing the issues of fitness and health. Dr. Metzl is also the sports medicine consultant to the Radio City Rockettes.

In addition to his busy medical practice and academic interests, he practices what he preaches. He is a former collegiate soccer player, a 30-time marathon runner and 10-time Ironman finisher. He lives, works, and works out in New York City.

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Specialized Centers

Children and Adolescent Hand and Arm (CHArm) Center

Special Expertise

Dance Medicine
Running Injuries
Young Athletes
Medical Issues related to Sports Medicine

Patient Stories


Strategies for the Marathon Runner

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Courtesy of New York Road Runners

NYC Marathon Learning Series
Videos from the live program are now online!

Register and watch the sessions.


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.



Associate Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Pediatrician, Hospital for Special Surgery


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 15 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2007-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2007-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2006-2022
Women's Health, 2008


University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Tufts University, Boston, MA


Vanderbilt University, Adult Sports Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Adolescent Sports Medicine and Dance Medicine

State Licensure



For My Patients

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Useful Links

Read more about Dr. Metzl including information about his practice, articles, and educational videos about sports medicine on his educational website, www.DrJordanMetzl.com.

Articles Featuring Dr. Metzl

  • Dr. Metzl discusses, "Taking Care of Your Athletic Body," on ESPN.com's Power Talk.
    Watch Video: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8457418
  • Iron-strength workout: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-263-266-14177-0,00.html
  • http://running.competitor.com/2012/03/injuries/do-it-yourself-injury-prevention-interview-with-dr-jordan-metzl_48340
  • Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/beauty/2012/05/Meet-Jordan-D-Metzl-MD-My-Favorite-Sports-Medicine-Doctor
Dr. Metzl Featured on the Today Show:
  • http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/46774734#46774734
  • http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/15/10691486-natalie-morales-on-the-workout-that-whipped-her-into-shape

Publications by Dr. Metzl

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

The Athletes' Book of Home Remedies

Book cover


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 May 11, 2024, Dr. Metzl 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.

Dr. Metzl in the News