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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, specializes in ACL knee injuries, meniscus and cartilage injuries, instability and labral tears of the shoulder, rotator cuff pathology, Tommy John surgery, and advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques for sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Dr. Ahmad is the Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees, the Rockland Boulders, the New York City Football Club of Major League Soccer, and several high schools throughout Manhattan and New Jersey. Additionally, he is a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, serves as a consultant for local metropolitan gymnastics and swim teams, and is the official medical provider to the FC Westchester Soccer Academy. The recipient of several awards for outstanding research in the field of Sports Medicine, Dr. Ahmad conducts ongoing research in the areas of ACL injury prevention and screening, biometrics of the elbow, and surgical techniques for rotator cuff shoulder instability repair. He has authored more than 200 articles and 50 book chapters related to shoulder, elbow and sports medicine and has presented over 250 lectures nationally, and internationally. Dr. Ahmad edited two influential textbooks: Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries. He earned his undergraduate degree in engineering while playing 4 years of Division 1 varsity soccer at nationally ranked Columbia University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.
Dr. William J. Schwarz graduated Cum Laude from Villanova University in 1993 and then went on to graduate with honors from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy with the University of St. Augustine. Since then he has focused on Sports Injury and Post-Operative rehabilitation. He has several publications and articles written on sports injury. Bill is currently the Head of Massapequa Sports Medicine for Massapequa Schools and the team Physical Therapist for Molloy College, LIU Post and Farmingdale State College.
Frank Alexander, MS, ATC is an athletic trainer at Columbia University Medical Center where he is a part of Dr. Christopher Ahmad’s clinical staff. He specializes in the evaluation, prevention, treatment, and care of athletic injuries. As a part of Dr. Ahmad’s staff, Frank coordinates the medical care of many elite athletes including the New York Yankees, New York City Football Club, and Rockland Boulders, as well as collegiate and high school athletes from all over the United States.
A former athlete himself, Frank played football and baseball in high school and continued his baseball career at Dominican College. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Dominican College and Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from A.T. Still University. He has worked with athletes of various abilities from the high school setting all the way to the most elite levels of competition including athletes from the MLB, MLS, NFL, and Olympians.
A native New Yorker, Frank resides in Rockland County, NY with his wife Kelly, and their dog, Louie.