Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD Receives ‘Woman On The Move’ Award By The Arthritis Foundation

Dr. Colvin received the award at the annual luncheon on March 23.

 – March 26, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine at the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been honored by The Arthritis Foundation with the "Woman on the Move" award.

"It is rewarding to see so many patients benefit from the treatment of injuries to prevent further development of arthritis," said Dr. Colvin. "I am honored to be recognized by The Arthritis Foundation for this award that brings acknowledgment to the many women who are suffering from arthritis,"

One of few women in the field, Dr. Colvin specializes in the surgical treatment of knee, shoulder, and hip disorders. She serves as a United States Tennis Association physician during the U.S. Open, providing care to elite professional tennis players. Dr. Colvin has also 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.

In its 4th year, "Women on the Move" honors extraordinary women who are balancing family life, careers and community involvement.  The annual luncheon is sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and is taking place at The University Club on Friday, March 23rd.    

Dr. Colvin is a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.

About the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of arthritis, which strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children, and is the nations, leading cause of disability.  To conquer this painful, debilitating and unacceptable disease, we support education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services.  To learn more about the Women on the Move Luncheon and this year’s honorees, visit

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News and World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News and World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News and World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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