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Alexis C. Colvin, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Alexis Chiang Colvin is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs at Mount Sinai. A graduate of Princeton University, she received her medical degree from Mount Sinai and completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. During her residency, Dr. Colvin was selected for one of the most prestigious Sports Medicine Fellowships in the country at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Colvin cared for professional athletes, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, collegiate athletes at the University of Pittsburgh, and numerous other collegiate and high school athletes.

Dr. Colvin specializes in the surgical treatment of knee and shoulder disorders. She has authored numerous scientific publications and has presented both at national and international meetings on sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Colvin is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Colvin is the Chief Medical Officer for the US Open, the team physician for the USA's Billie Jean King (former Fed Cup) team, and served as the Chief Medical Officer for the United States Tennis Association until its relocation to Florida. Dr. Colvin has also served as a physician at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Crain’s New York Business recognized her on their inaugural “Notable Women in the Business of Sports” list in 2019 and 2022 and she has been selected as one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors since 2016.

Dr. Colvin is also nationally recognized as a leader in the field of orthopaedics.

U.S. Open doctor breaks barriers for Asian Americans – Eyewitness News report, August 25, 2021

 Dr. Colvin explains Tiger Woods’ return to the Masters - CNN+, April 8, 2022 


Professor, Orthopaedics
Senior Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West

Clinical Focus


  • BA, Princeton University
  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine
  • Crain’s New York Notable Women in the Business of Sports
    2019, 2022
  • Super Doctors Rising Stars
    2013, 2014
  • Super Doctors
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors

Insurance Information

Accepted insurance may vary by the doctor’s office location. Please contact the office directly to obtain the most up-to-date insurance information.


  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers Significantly Decrease Total Health Care Expenditures in Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    Tiao, J., Wang, K., Carbone, A. D., Herrera, M., Zubizarreta, N., Gladstone, J. N., Colvin, A. C. & Anthony, S. G., Jan 2023, In: American Journal of Sports Medicine. 51, 1, p. 97-106 10 p.
  • Comprehensive Clinical Examination of ACL Injuries
    Kantrowitz, D. E. & Colvin, A., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Clinics in Sports Medicine.
  • 2022

  • Analysis of common shoulder injuries in collegiate baseball players
    Vargas, L., Charen, D., Huang, H. H., Poeran, J. & Colvin, A., 2022, In: Physician and Sportsmedicine. 50, 5, p. 394-399 6 p.
  • Analysis of surgery rates among 25 national collegiate athletic association sports
    Taree, A., Charen, D., Huang, H. H., Poeran, J. & Colvin, A., 2022, In: Physician and Sportsmedicine. 50, 1, p. 30-37 8 p.
  • Epidemiology of Acute Extensor Mechanism Injuries in Collegiate-Level Athletes in the United States
    Chen, K. K., Chan, J. J., Ranson, W., Debellis, N., Huang, H. H., Vulcano, E. & Colvin, A., Mar 2022, In: Sports Health. 14, 2, p. 262-272 11 p.
  • Evaluation and treatment of shoulder injuries in tennis players: A review
    Cirino, C. M. & Colvin, A. C., 12 Jan 2022, In: Current Orthopaedic Practice. 33, 1, p. 7-13 7 p.
  • Outpatient and On-Field Evaluation of Sports Trauma in the Knee
    Buller, D. C. & Colvin, A., 1 Jan 2022, A Case-Based Approach to Knee Pain: a Pocket Guide to Pathology, Diagnosis and Management. Springer International Publishing, p. 139-183 45 p.
  • Point-of-care radiology service at the US Open Tennis Championships
    Benitez, C. L., Daniels, B. & Colvin, A. C., Dec 2022, In: Skeletal Radiology. 51, 12, p. 2257-2261 5 p.
  • Trends in Health Care Expenditures and Patient Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    Carbone, A. D., Wang, K., Tiao, J., Chu, B., Poeran, J., Colvin, A. C., Gladstone, J. N. & Anthony, S. G., Aug 2022, In: American Journal of Sports Medicine. 50, 10, p. 2680-2687 8 p.
  • 2021

  • Examining the Association of Knee Pain With Modifiable Cardiometabolic Risk Factors
    Charen, D. A., Solomon, D., Zubizarreta, N., Poeran, J. & Colvin, A. C., Dec 2021, In: Arthritis Care and Research. 73, 12, p. 1777-1783 7 p.
  • The Top 50 Most-Cited Papers in the Diagnosis and Management of SLAP Tears
    Xiao, R., Matijakovich, D., Mikhail, C. & Colvin, A., Feb 2021, In: Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation. 3, 1, p. e127-e134
  • 2020

  • Preoperative Patient Education May Decrease Postoperative Opioid Use After Meniscectomy
    Andelman, S. M., Bu, D., Debellis, N., Nwachukwu, C., Osman, N., Gladstone, J. N. & Colvin, A. C., Feb 2020, In: Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation. 2, 1, p. e33-e38
  • The Top 50 Most Influential Articles in Hip Arthroscopy
    Barbera, J., Selverian, S., Courington, R., Mikhail, C. & Colvin, A., Mar 2020, In: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 36, 3, p. 716-722 7 p.
  • 2019

  • Editorial Commentary: Big Data, Big Questions: Insulin Dependence Complicates Arthroscopy Outcomes
    Colvin, A. C., May 2019, In: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 35, 5, p. 1322-1323 2 p.
  • 2017

  • Rotator cuff repair: Indications, techniques, and outcomes
    Andelman, S. M. & Colvin, A. C., Sep 2017, In: Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica. 68, 3, p. 179-190 12 p.
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy in Adults 60 or Older: Risk Factors That Correlate With Postoperative Complications in the First 30 Days
    Rubenstein, W. J., Pean, C. A. & Colvin, A. C., 1 Jan 2017, In: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 33, 1, p. 49-54 6 p.
  • Withdrawals and Retirements in Professional Tennis Players: An Analysis of 2013 United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit Tournaments
    Hartwell, M. J., Fong, S. M. & Colvin, A. C., 1 Mar 2017, In: Sports Health. 9, 2, p. 154-161 8 p.
  • 2014

  • Preface
    West, R. V. & Colvin, A. C., 1 Jan 2014, The Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete. Springer New York, p. v-vi
  • The patellofemoral joint in the athlete
    West, R. V. & Colvin, A. C., 1 Jan 2014, Springer New York. 172 p.
  • 2013

  • Willingness to pay for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    Hall, M. P., Colvin, A. S. C. & Bosco, J. A., 2013, In: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease (2013). 71, 3, p. 218-221 4 p.
  • 2012

  • National trends in rotator cuff repair
    Colvin, A. C., Harrison, A. K., Flatow, E. L., Egorova, N. & Moskowitz, A., 1 Feb 2012, In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 94, 3, p. 227-233 7 p.
  • Trends in hip arthroscopy
    Colvin, A. C., Harrast, J. & Harner, C., 15 Feb 2012, In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 94, 4, p. e23(1)
  • 2011

  • Can the change in center-edge angle during pincer trimming be reliably predicted?
    Colvin, A. C., Koehler, S. M. & Bird, J., Apr 2011, In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 469, 4, p. 1071-1074 4 p.
  • Controversies in orthopaedics: Editorial comment
    Colvin, A. & Flatow, E., Apr 2011, In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 469, 4, p. 1033-1034 2 p.
  • Meniscal root suturing techniques: Implications for root fixation
    Kopf, S., Colvin, A. C., Muriuki, M., Zhang, X. & Harner, C. D., Oct 2011, In: American Journal of Sports Medicine. 39, 10, p. 2141-2146 6 p.
  • What is the best femoral fixation of hamstring autografts in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A meta-analysis
    Colvin, A., Sharma, C., Parides, M. & Glashow, J., Apr 2011, In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 469, 4, p. 1075-1081 7 p.
  • 2010

  • Practice patterns for combined anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal surgery in the United States
    Musahl, V., Jordan, S. S., Colvin, A. C., Tranovich, M. J., Irrgang, J. J. & Harner, C. D., May 2010, In: American Journal of Sports Medicine. 38, 5, p. 918-923 6 p.
  • Sports-related injuries in the young female athlete
    Colvin, A. C. & Lynn, A., May 2010, In: Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 77, 3, p. 307-314 8 p.
  • Tendon-derived stem/progenitor cell aging: Defective self-renewal and altered fate
    Zhou, Z., Akinbiyi, T., Xu, L., Ramcharan, M., Leong, D. J., Ros, S. J., Colvin, A. C., Schaffler, M. B., Majeska, R. J., Flatow, E. L. & Sun, H. B., Oct 2010, In: Aging Cell. 9, 5, p. 911-915 5 p.
  • 2009

  • Avoiding pitfalls in anatomic ACL reconstruction
    Colvin, A. C., Shen, W., Musahl, V. & Fu, F. H., 2009, In: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 17, 8, p. 956-963 8 p.
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injuries in the athlete diagnosis and treatment
    Colvin, A. C. & Meislin, R. J., 2009, In: Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases. 67, 1, p. 45-51 7 p.
  • Return to sports following operatively treated ankle fractures
    Colvin, A. C., Walsh, M., Koval, K. J., McLaurin, T., Tejwani, N. & Egol, K., Apr 2009, In: Foot and Ankle International. 30, 4, p. 292-296 5 p.
  • Surpassing All Expectations
    Colvin, A., Lapner, P. & Macy, J., Oct 2009, In: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 25, 10, p. 1126-1127 2 p.
  • The role of concussion history and gender in recovery from soccer-related concussion
    Colvin, A. C., Mullen, J., Lovell, M. R., West, R. V., Collins, M. W. & Groh, M., 2009, In: American Journal of Sports Medicine. 37, 9, p. 1699-1704 6 p.
  • 2008

  • Patellar instability
    Colvin, A. C. & West, R. V., 1 Dec 2008, In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 90, 12, p. 2751-2762 12 p.

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Industry Relationships

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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Colvin during 2023 and/or 2024. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Corporate Executive Leadership Roles (CEO, COO, CFO, CSO, CMO, CTO): Examples include board or executive leadership roles in outside entities

  • United States Tennis Association

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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