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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Residency, Surgery/Orthopaedics
    Hospital For Joint Diseases

  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


    Dr. Alexis Chiang Colvin is an Associate Professor of Sports Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Colvin is a graduate of Princeton University and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai.  She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the 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.  After her fellowship, Dr. Colvin pursued additional training in the field of hip arthroscopy.

    One of few women in the field, Dr. Colvin specializes in the surgical treatment of knee, shoulder, and hip disorders.  Dr. Colvin 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, Arthroscopy Association of North America and International Society for Hip Arthroscopy


    Dr Colvin serves as a United States Tennis Association physician during the U.S. Open, providing orthopaedic care to elite professional tennis players. She is also the Chief Medical Officer for the USTA.


    Dr Colvin has been nationally recognized as a leader in the field of orthopaedics:


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    The Dr. Solomon Silver Award in Clinical Medicine, 2012


    Colvin AC, Koehler S, Bird J.  Can the change in center-edge angle during pincer trimming be reliably predicted?  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2010 Sept 28, epub ahead of print. 


    Musahl V, Jordan S, Colvin A, Irrgang JJ, Harner CD.  Practice patterns for combined anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal surgery in the United States.  Manuscript in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(5): 918-923, 2010.


    Colvin AC, Lynn A.  Sports-related injuries in the young female athlete.  Mt Sinai J Med, 77(3): 307-314, 2010.


    Zhou Z, Akinbiyi T, Xu L, Ramcharan M, Leong DJ, Ros SJ, Colvin AC, Schaffler MB, Majeska RJ, Flatow EL, Sun HB.  Tendon-derived stem/progenitor cell aging: defective self-renewal and altered fate.  Aging Cell, 9(5): 911-5, 2010.


    Colvin A, Mullen J, Lovell M, West R, Collins M, Groh M.  Effect of Concussion History and Gender on Neurocognitive Testing in Concussed Soccer Players.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(9): 1699-1704, 2009.


    Colvin A, Shen W, Musahl V, Fu F.  Avoiding pitfalls in anatomic ACL reconstruction.  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 17(8): 956-963, 2009.


    Colvin AC, Walsh M, McLaurin T, Tejwani N, Egol KA.  Return to sports following operatively treated ankle fractures.  Foot and Ankle International, 30(4): 292-6, 2009.


    Colvin A, Lapner P, Macy J.  Surpassing all expectations.  Arthroscopy, 25(1): 1126-1127, 2009.


    Colvin AC, Meislin R.  PCL Injuries.  Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 67(1): 45-51, 2009.


    Colvin AC, West RV.  Current Concepts Review: Patellar Instability.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am, 90: 2751-2762, 2008.


    Colvin A, West R.  Outcomes of patellar realignment for patellofemoral arthritis in young patients.  Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal, 19: 310, 2008.


    Chiang AS, Ropiak C, Bosco J, Egol K.  Septic arthritis of the acromioclavicular joint: a report of four cases.  Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 65(4): 308-311, 2007.


    Chiang AS, Tejwani N.  Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh: diagnosis and management.  Joint Diseases and Related Surgery, 18(2): 72-77, 2007.


    Ishak C, Sahajpal D, Chiang A, Atallah W, Kummer F, Jazrawi LM.  Fixation of greater tuberosity fractures:  a biomechanical comparison of three techniques.  Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 63: 98-99, 2006.


    Klepps S, Chiang A, Miller S, Jiang CY, Hazrati Y, Flatow EL.  Incidence of immediate glenoid lines in patients undergoing total shoulder replacement.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 435: 118-125, 2005. 


    Chiang AS, Shin SS, Jazrawi LM, Rose DJ.  Simultaneous ipsilateral ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament and patellar tendon: A case report.  Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 62: 134-136, 2005.


    Miller SL, Hazrati Y, Klepps S, Chiang A, Flatow EL.  Loss of subscapularis function after total shoulder replacement: a seldom recognized problem. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 12: 29-34, 2003.


    Miller SL, Gladstone JN, Cleeman E,  Klein MJ, Chiang AS, Flatow EL.  Anatomy of the posterior rotator interval: implications for cuff mobilization.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 408: 152-156, 2003.


Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Colvin during 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • DePuy Mitek, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

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

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