• Press Release

Mount Sinai Celebrates 10 Years as the Official Hospital of the US Open

Multidisciplinary team of medical experts to provide top-level onsite care to elite athletes at 2022 tournament

  • New York, NY
  • (August 29, 2022)

Mount Sinai is celebrating its 10th year as the official hospital of the US Open Tennis Championships, which begins on Monday, August 29, and runs through Sunday, September 11.

Mount Sinai orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, emergency medicine physicians, and musculoskeletal radiologists will provide top-level care to elite athletes onsite at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. Mount Sinai medical experts are also providing care to athletes during the US Open Qualifying Tournament, which began on Tuesday, August 23, and ran through Friday, August 26.

The first Asian American and first woman to hold the title of Chief Medical Officer of the US Open, Alexis Colvin, MD, Professor of Orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will lead care for the athletes, spectators, and staff during the tournament, as she has done for the past 10 years. Also the team physician for the U.S. Billie Jean King Cup team, Dr. Colvin has been selected by Crain’s New York Business as a “Notable Woman in Sports” on both its inaugural list in 2019 and second edition of the list in 2022. She has been named a “Top Doctor” by New York magazine every year since 2016, and previously was chosen as a “Woman on the Move” by the Arthritis Foundation.

“Each year at the close of summer, we are proud to bring our multidisciplinary team of medical experts together to provide world-leading comprehensive health care for all of the athletes during this iconic tournament, including the pros, the juniors, and wheelchair tennis players,” said Dr. Colvin. “This year, we celebrate 10 years as the official medical provider of the US Open, marking a significant milestone in our partnership.” 

This is the eighth consecutive year that the Department of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology at Mount Sinai is offering onsite diagnostic ultrasound and radiographic examinations to the tennis players to help diagnose musculoskeletal injuries. This group, led by Carlos Benitez, MD, Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Mount Sinai West and Associate Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology at Icahn Mount Sinai, works closely with the tournament multispecialty medical team to provide quick imaging consultations. Mount Sinai radiologists use the latest technology during the tournament including GE Healthcare LOGIQ e ultrasound devices and a CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System. When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations are requested by the tournament physicians, the players are sent to The Mount Sinai Hospital and the studies are reviewed remotely at the US Open with a dedicated radiology workstation.

Dr. Benitez recently published—along with Dr. Colvin and other colleagues—a manuscript in the journal Skeletal Radiology titled “Point-of-care radiology service at the US Open Tennis Championships,” reflecting on how Mount Sinai’s radiology service at the US Open was implemented and the advantages of having an onsite musculoskeletal radiologist at the tournament.

In 2015, a dedicated radiology service was created at the US Open by bringing in a musculoskeletal radiologist who would perform ultrasounds in a formal and consistent manner. The radiologist was also tasked with onsite radiography as well as review of all MRI examinations. The onsite radiology service at the US Open allowed quick and effective radiological examinations that would streamline the provision of comprehensive medical care for the athletes. In their manuscript, Dr. Benitez and Dr. Colvin concluded that the model they used during the US Open could be applied to other professional sporting events. 

With infection prevention top of mind, Mount Sinai brand ambassadors will provide clean hand spray to all spectators at the tournament beginning on Tuesday, August 23, through Sunday, September 11. Arthur Ashe Kids' Day took place on Saturday, August 27, and Mount Sinai supported one of the activity courts – Mount Sinai Children’s Sports Zone.

Mount Sinai is partnering again with iHeart Media to promote its 10-year partnership as the Official Medical Provider of the US Open. iHeart Media's top New York contemporary hit radio station and top New York variety radio station, Z100 and 106.7 Lite FM, respectively, will feature Mount Sinai announcements and will help promote a Mount Sinai sweepstakes with three grand prizes of tickets to the men’s final match of the 2022 US Open on Sunday, September 11.

In addition to Dr. Colvin and Dr. Benitez, Mount Sinai physicians supporting the 2022 US Open include:

Shawn Anthony, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Icahn Mount Sinai

Bernard Camins, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Mount Sinai Health System; and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Icahn Mount Sinai

Houman Danesh, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Rehabilitation and Human Performance, Icahn Mount Sinai

Etan Dayan, MD, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology, Icahn Mount Sinai

James Gladstone, MD, Chief of the Sports Medicine Service, Mount Sinai Health System; and Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Icahn Mount Sinai

Tom Hildebrandt, PsyD, Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn Mount Sinai

Amie Kim, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Icahn Mount Sinai

Melissa Leber, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, and Emergency Medicine, Icahn Mount Sinai

James Mattson, MD, Clinical Instructor of Rehabilitation, Icahn Mount Sinai

Justin Ngeow, MD, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology, Icahn Mount Sinai

Robert Parisien, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Icahn Mount Sinai

Trevor Pour, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Icahn Mount Sinai

Christopher Reverte, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Icahn Mount Sinai

Aruna Senevirante, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Icahn Mount Sinai

Eric Small, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and Orthopedics, Icahn Mount Sinai

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with 48,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 600 research and clinical labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time—discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 9,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 11 free-standing joint-venture centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida. Hospitals within the System are consistently ranked by Newsweek’s® “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals, Best in State Hospitals, World Best Hospitals and Best Specialty Hospitals” and by U.S. News & World Report's® “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The Mount Sinai Hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report® “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll for 2023-2024.

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