Answorth A. Allen, MD
Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Specialist | Sports Medicine

“I’m very passionate about people and about what I do. I get to be a part of something that is bigger than myself. It’s great to be a part of team that you know is dedicated to finding the best possible outcome for a patient. I take a lot of personal pride and get a lot of pleasure from it. I say all the time, ‘I love this job.’” 

– Dr. Allen

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Dr. Answorth A. Allen, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist
Shoulder, Elbow & Knee
Manhattan • New York City • Westchester • Long Island

Dr. Answorth Allen, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) serving Manhattan, New York City, Westchester, Long Island and surrounding areas. He is a sports medicine specialist with a focus on shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries and disorders.  Dr. Allen is also Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on shoulder, elbow and knee problems.

Dr. Allen is a team orthopedist for the New York Knicks basketball team and a former team physician for the New York Mets. He is also a team physician for USA Basketball and an orthopedic consultant for the West Indies Cricket Board of Control. Earlier in his career, Dr. Allen served as assistant team or staff physician for New York Saints lacrosse team, New York State Racing Association, New York State Athletic Commission, Hunter Mountain Ski Sports Center, University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Individualized Sports Medicine Treatments Tailored for Each Athlete

Dr. Allen believes it’s his responsibility to listen, understand, and do the right thing for each patient based on their specific circumstances. He understands that each patient has their own issues and concerns whether they are an amateur athlete, high school athlete, college athlete or professional athlete. Dr. Allen will consider your underlying conditions and expectations for recovery in order to work as a partner in choosing your best treatment solution.  Watch this video to learn more about his philosophy and approach in treating athletes of all levels.

Allen Answorth, MD, New York Orthopedic Surgeon