USTA Chief Medical Officer and Davis Cup Team Doctor
Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD, is an Associate Professor of Sports Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is a specialist in the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, and hip. Dr. Colvin has extensive experience treating professional athletes, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, as well as collegiate athletes.
Dr. Colvin currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), assisting the USTA with initiatives across multiple divisions, including player development and community tennis. She is a physician at the US Open as well as the team physician for the US Fed Cup tennis team.
James Gladstone, MD, is Co-Chief of the Sports Medicine Service and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a leading expert in the treatment of sports injuries, in particular those of the knee and shoulder, and has a specific clinical interest in rotator cuff injuries, shoulder instability (dislocations and labral tears), ACL and meniscal injuries to the knee, and articular cartilage restoration.
Dr. Gladstone currently serves as the Medical Advisor to the US Davis Cup tennis team and orthopaedic consultant to the US Open tennis tournament and the National Football League (NFL) officials. He is also the team physician for ASA College and four public high school football teams in the New York City metropolitan area.
Dr. Gladstone remains actively involved in sports medicine research and regularly lectures and teaches both locally and nationally at courses and meetings for other orthopaedic surgeons. He is widely published, particularly in the area of rotator cuff surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Melissa Leber, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also the Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West.
Dr. Leber completed her Emergency Medicine residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and pursued further specialization in Sports Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates and USA Rugby. Dr. Leber is now a tournament physician for World Rugby and continues to work with USA Rugby. She is also the team physician for the Horace Mann School in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and a finish-line physician for the TCS New York City Marathon and Half Marathon. Dr. Leber is a player-physician for the USTA US Open.
Along with Drs. Colvin, Gladstone, and Leber, Mount Sinai's physician team supporting the USTA include:
- Deena Casiero, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine and Director, Player Medical Services, for the US Open
- Brian Neri, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine and head team orthopedist for the New York Islanders and orthopaedics consultant to Hofstra University
Mount Sinai works with ProHEALTH Care Associates, one of the largest integrated physician group practices in the New York metropolitan area, which has provided medical services at the US Open since 1997. The ProHEALTH team is led by Senior Advisor Elliot Pellman, MD, the co-founder and Medical Director of ProHEALTH Care Associates and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, and Orthopaedics, at Mount Sinai. Additional consultants include:
- Evan L. Flatow, MD, President of Mount Sinai West
- Michael Hausman, MD, Dr. Robert K. Lippman Professor and Chief, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Mount Sinai
- Andrew C. Hecht, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery and Co-Director of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at Mount Sinai
- Steven Weinfeld, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service at Mount Sinai
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