Dr. Christopher S. Ahmad, M.D.

New York Yankees


Dr. Ahmad is the Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees and President Elect for the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He also serves as the Chief of Sports Medicine and as the Director of Biomechanics Research at the Center for Orthopaedic Research. He has authored more than 200 articles and 50 book chapters related to knee, shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine and has given more than 300 lectures nationally and internationally. This includes SKILL: 40 Principles that Surgeons, Athletes, and other Elite Performers use to Achieve Mastery, which has received widespread praise. He also wrote the textbook Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries and Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He conducts ongoing research in the areas of throwing-related injury prevention and treatment, ACL injury prevention and screening, biomechanics of the elbow, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability. Dr. Ahmad grew up in New York with a passion for playing soccer including four years of varsity soccer at nationally ranked Columbia University. His background in soccer stimulated his career path that is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of youth sports injuries. Dr. Ahmad has received many awards for outstanding research in the field of sports medicine.

Education and Degrees

  • New York University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, BS, Mechanical Engineering

Languages Spoken

  • English