Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Specialist | New York Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Doctor

Manhattan • New York City • Westchester • Long Island

Orthopedic Care for Shoulder, Elbow & Knee

Dr. Answorth A. Allen is an orthopedic surgeon and specialist in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. From amateur athletes to professional athletes, Dr. Allen’s mission is to treat each patient as an individual, understanding their specific issues and desire to return to their sport.

Orthopedic Educator and Researcher

Dr. Answorth A. Allen, MD, is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. He is also a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on shoulder, elbow and knee injuries and conditions.

Professional Athlete Care

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. Additionally, Dr. Allen is an orthopedic consultant for the West Indies Cricket Board of Control. He previously served as team physician for the Long Island Rough Riders soccer team and assistant team physician for New York Saints lacrosse team and the New York State Racing Association. He was also a staff physician for the New York State Athletic Commission and the Hunter Mountain Ski Sports Center. While in Pittsburgh, he was assistant team physician for the University of Pittsburgh and assistant company physician for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. 

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