Dr. Elliott Hershman is a noted Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, particularly focusing on knee injuries such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears, meniscus issues and patellofemoral disorders. His surgical expertise includes advanced arthroscopic surgery techniques for ACL injuries, patella instability, articular cartilage disorders and meniscus tears.
As part of his Sports Medicine activities, he is the Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the NY Jets and has served in the same role for the NY Islanders and the Hunter College Athletic Program.
Dr. Hershman is committed to advancing the care of athletes through research and is a member of the internationally recognized MARS (Multicenter ACL Revision Surgery) group of researchers, studying and publishing the outcomes of ACL revision surgery, and in particular the nature of recurrent ACL issues.
He is the James A. Nicholas Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and is the Vice-President for the Western Region of the Orthopaedic Service Line for Northwell Health. In addition he is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Dr. Hershman has been recognized annually in America's Top Doctors since 2004 and has been a NY Magazine Top Doctor since 2002. He has been listed in the NY Times Super Doctors for the past 10 years.
With his colleagues in the MARS group of researchers, Dr. Hershman received the O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for the paper entitled "Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Choice Impact on Outcome in the MARS Cohort".