Sports Medicine Fellowship

Our Sports Medicine Fellowship has been accredited by the ACGME since 2015. Originally accommodating a single fellow, the program has grown to allow for two sports fellows following parallel tracts. Our Sports Medicine Fellowship is a one-year training program that follows completion of a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics. The training program is rigorous and provides a rich academic and clinical environment. With access to the resources provided by Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Johns Athletics, this truly is a unique academic program in Sports Medicine and musculoskeletal care.

To ensure a broad and in-depth training that prepares our graduates to step into a leadership role upon graduation, we collaborate with several departments. Our program offers opportunities involving orthopedic surgery, radiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, and other sports specialists. A longitudinal curriculum focuses on high-level clinical competency for musculoskeletal conditions, including training in outpatient procedures, diagnostic imaging interpretation, and the use of sports ultrasound for diagnosis and therapeutic injection guidance. Academic training includes career, education, and scholarly mentorship, with multiple opportunities for leadership.

Fellows are expected to participate in a variety of academic activities, including:

  • At least one scholarly project
  • Grand rounds
  • Weekly journal clubs
  • Monthly radiology rounds
  • Functional anatomy
  • Education in ultrasound clinic
  • Additional presentations, lectures, and conferences

Diagnostic and procedural training includes:

  • Diagnostic ultrasound evaluation
  • Ultrasound-guided joint/tendon injections and procedures
  • Image-guided orthobiologic procedures
  • Fluoro-guided lumbar spine procedures (optional)
  • Compartment testing (optional)

Additional Training includes:

  • Sports medicine and professional topics didactic schedule
  • Hands-on training for sideline coverage in high school, collegiate, and professional sports
  • Pre-participation physicals
  • Training room coverage
  • Mass-event coverage
  • Concussion Evaluation

Our Faculty

The fellows have the opportunity to train with multiple faculty members across several departments and campuses, including:


  • Site 1 CPC OP: Columbia Doctors Midtown & Columbia Doctors Harkness Pavilion
  • Site 2 WCM OP: Weill Cornell Baker Pavilion, Weill Cornell Lower Manhattan clinic, WCM Spine Center
  • Site 3 NYPQ OP: NYP Queens Flushing & NYP Queens Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
  • Site 4 Training Room: Columbia Athletics
  • Site 5 Training Room: St. John's Athletics

Application Process

New York-Presbyterian Columbia and Cornell Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program participates in the NRMP, and applications are accepted via ERAS. Applicants for the fellowship must be in their final year of residency or have completed their residency in a qualifying specialty (physical medicine and rehabilitation, family medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics).

  • ACGME Program: #3423534005
  • Columbia/Cornell Track NRMP: #1492342F1
  • Cornell/Queens Track NRMP: #1492342F2

Contact Us

For more information about our Sports Medicine Fellowship, please contact:

NewYork-Presbytarian Hospital
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Harkness Pavillion, 1-168
180 Fort Washington Avenue,
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-8592
Fax: 212-305-4258