Jordan D. Metzl, MD

Jordan D Metzl, MD, is a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. 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 Greenwich, 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 29-time marathon runner and 10-time Ironman finisher. He lives, works, and works out in New York City.


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


Special Expertise

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


"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


University of Missouri, Missouri


Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts


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

State Licensure

New York

Useful Links

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

Articles Featuring Dr. Metzl

  • Dr. Metzl discusses, "Taking Care of Your Athletic Body," on's Power Talk.
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  • Iron-strength workout:,7120,s6-238-263-266-14177-0,00.html
  • Vanity Fair:
Dr. Metzl Featured on the Today Show:
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Dr. Jordan Metzl, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Contact Information

Office Locations

River Terrace
519 East 72nd Street
Suite 206
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1678
Fax: 212.774.2370

Stamford, CT Office:
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

Strategies for the Marathon Runner

Courtesy of New York Road Runners

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

Register and watch the sessions. Podcasts coming soon.

Back in the Game Patient Stories:

Dr. Metzl's Blog Posts:

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