Elliott Hershman, MD, an internationally recognized expert in knee disorders and athletic injuries, has been named Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH).
Dr. Hershman has had a long and distinguished association with the Hospital, which he joined in 1979 after earning his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. His postgraduate training included a chief residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
Previously Director of the Basic Science Program in Orthopaedics at LHH and Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics since 1991, Dr. Hershman has devoted more than three decades studying, treating and analyzing knee injuries in recreational, competitive and elite athletes.
Dr. Hershman has been the team orthopedist for the New York Jets for more than twenty years and for the New York Islanders Hockey Club since 1996. He was selected the Sports Medicine Officer for the World Cup international teams that played at the Meadowlands in 1994.
Dr. Hershman is committed to developing new techniques and perfecting current procedures that improve the care of patients with knee disorders and sports injuries. His areas of interest for research are artificial meniscus replacement and the epidemiology of athletic injuries on artificial turf.
He is the author of numerous publications including peer review journals, text books and abstracts. Deeply committed to medical education, Dr. Hershman was a two-time recipient of the Maurice Cowen Memorial Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching.
Lenox Hill Hospital is recognized internationally as a leader in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, and provides treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. In 2008, it was ranked #32 nationally among top hospitals in Orthopaedics by U.S. News and World Report. The Hospital’s Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma was the first hospital-based center in the U.S. dedicated to research in sports medicine. Its expert staff provides treatment and rehabilitation to injured athletes, including players on the NY Jets and NY Islanders. The Hospital’s orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in total and partial joint replacement surgery, and in surgery of the spine, shoulder, foot, ankle and hand.