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Alfred Gellhorn, M.D.

Dr. Alfred Gellhorn is an Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine and also serves as the Director of Sports Medicine for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He treats a wide range of musculoskeletal sports injuries with a non-operative, patient-centered approach that focuses on maximizing function and optimizing the quality of life. He uses state of the art tools such as high-resolution musculoskeletal ultrasound for both diagnoses and for precise guidance of treatments. His clinical interests include regenerative treatments of musculoskeletal injuries using therapies such as platelet-rich plasma, autologous blood, and stem cell injections. Dr. Gellhorn is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Sports Medicine and holds additional credentials in Musculoskeletal Sonography.

Dr. Gellhorn believes that knowledge empowers patients and makes every effort to educate his patients about their injuries. His patient care philosophy is that making an accurate diagnosis should always be followed by tailoring a treatment plan to each individual. Listening to what is personally important to each person and getting to know his patients as individuals are extremely rewarding to him and allow him to create highly personalized care plans.

Dr. Gellhorn received his MD degree from the University of Pennslyvania and completed his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine as well as diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. His research interests include the study of minimally invasive regenerative treatments for disorders such as osteoarthritis and tendinopathy. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters and enjoys kayaking, cycling, and woodworking.

Dr. Gellhorn has been honored as Super DoctorsNew York Rising Star, for the past several years, which represents the top New York doctors in more than 30 specialties that have been fully licensed for 10 years or less.  Dr. Gellhorn was also selected by Castle Connolly as a "Top Doctorin the field of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine.  Top Doctors are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of American doctors. These Top Doctors' medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories - and much more - are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion.

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Sports Medicine
Musculoskeletal/Joint Pain
Regenerative Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Acute Pain Management
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Ankle Disorder
Ankle Injury
Arthritic Rehabilitation
Autologous Blood Injection
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Disorder of Ligament
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Elbow Problem
Exercise Physiology
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot Pain
Golfer's Elbow
Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
Hand and Wrist Problems
Hand Disorder
Hip Problem
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Injury of Muscle
Joint Pain
Kinetic Chain Approach
Knee Injuries
Knee Problem
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Occupational Injury
Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
Patellar Tendinitis
Peripheral Neuropathy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
Runner's Knee
Shin Splints
Shoulder Injury
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Problem
Shoulder Tendinitis
Soft Tissue Injury
Sports Injury
Tear of Meniscus of Knee
Tennis Elbow
Trigger Finger
Rotator Cuff Injury
Trigger Finger Therapy
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound Guided Injection

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Sports Medicine
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)


B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1997
M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005


Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine
Director of Sports Medcine


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