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Elliott B. Hershman, M.D.

Elliott B. Hershman, M.D.

Dr. Elliott B. Hershman has spent over thirty years studying, treating and analyzing knee injuries in recreational, competitive and elite athletes.   He is committed to developing new techniques and perfecting current procedures that improve the care of patients with knee disorders and athletic injuries.
Dr. Hershman’s clinical expertise includes: advanced arthroscopic procedures; anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACL and PCL Reconstruction); treatment of multi-ligamentous knee injuries; surgical and non-operative treatment of chondral injuries; diagnosis and treatment of patellofemoral disorders; and, procedures to preserve meniscal function.

For over twenty years he has been a team orthopaedist for the New York Jets. He served from 1996-2010 as team orthopaedist for the New York Islanders. Since 1985, he has provided orthopaedic care for all of the athletes at Hunter College in New York City including the men”s and women”s basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball teams. When the World Cup was played in New York City in 1994, Dr. Hershman was selected as the Sports Medicine Officer for all of the international teams that played at the Meadowlands New York venue (World Cup).

Dr. Hershman spends the majority of his time at Lenox Hill Hospital, a nationally ranked hospital in Orthopaedic Surgery (www.lenoxhillhospital.org). Dr. Hershman was named Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2009. Dr. Hershman is deeply committed to medical education and has received the Maurice Cowen Memorial award for excellence in resident teaching on two occasions during the time he has been on staff at Lenox Hill (1985 to date). He also has been a clinical assistant professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine since 1993. Dr. Hershman also sees patients at ProHealth Care Associates in Lakes Success, New York; where he is the Co-chief of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Hershman has received numerous accolades in the press including listings in New York Magazine’s Top Doctors Issue,“America’s Top Doctors” (www.castleconnolly.com), and “Super Doctors” (www.superdoctors.com)   and was recently named a top US Sports Medicine Specialist by U.S. News & World Report. He was featured in a New York Times article about his long-standing interest in knee injuries and the care he provides for athletes of all ages (New York Times) .

Dr. Hershman’s interest in Sports Medicine began while he was a medical student at the University of Rochester (1975 to 1979). He began his research in sports injuries during the time between his first and second years of medical school, culminating in his first scientific publication in 1977 while he was working with Dr. James A. Nicholas, one of the fathers of Sports Medicine, at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital (NISMAT). He trained in the Orthopaedic Residency Program at Lenox Hill Hospital (1977 to 1984) and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic (1984 to 1985) with the world renowned Sports Medicine physician Dr. John A. Bergfeld.

Throughout Dr. Hershman’s career, he has remained committed to continuing his research activities, having published numerous articles in peer review publications, review journals, text books and abstracts for the medical profession.  (View CV). He also frequently gives numerous lectures and talks around the country. 

Dr. Hershman still loves to find ways to restore his patients’ function following a knee injury.  He often tries a variety of conservative measures, including exercise programs, medications, bracing and activity modification to arrive at a resolution of the clinical problem.  His approach to surgery is careful and well planned, relying on diagnostic studies and thorough physical examinations to allow for the preparation and execution of a successful surgical procedure. 

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College University of Rochester School of Medicine Graduated in 1979
Internship Lenox Hill Hospital Graduated in 1980
Residency Children's Hosp/Harvard Med School Graduated in 1981
Residency Lenox Hill Hospital Graduated in 1984
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Foundation Graduated in 1985

Areas of Interest

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Lateral Meniscus Tear
Medial Meniscus Tear

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