Mount Sinai Health System and USTA Expand Exclusive Partnership Through 2026
Renewal as Official Hospital of the US Open and Official Medical Services Provider of the U.S. Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup Teams
Mount Sinai Health System today announced a multi-year renewal of an exclusive partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The agreement will continue and expand Mount Sinai’s roles through 2026 as Official Hospital, Health System, and Medical Services Provider of the US Open Tennis Championships and as Official Medical Services Provider of the U.S. Teams for the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup events.
This year marks the 11th year of this medical and promotional collaboration, through which Mount Sinai, one of the largest academic medical systems in New York, has provided the highest level of health care to the world’s elite athletes onsite at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. The 2023 US Open begins Monday, August 28, and runs through Sunday, September 10.
Alexis Colvin, MD, Professor of Orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, continues her dual roles as Chief Medical Officer of the US Open and U.S. Billie Jean King Cup Team Physician. She is joined this year by Melissa Leber, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedics, and Emergency Medicine, at Icahn Mount Sinai, who has been appointed Director of Player Medical Services of the US Open by the USTA. Drs. Colvin and Leber will lead a team of renowned orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, emergency medicine physicians, musculoskeletal radiologists, and other specialists from Mount Sinai. James Gladstone, MD, Chief of the Sports Medicine Service and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Icahn Mount Sinai, continues as the official U.S. Davis Cup Team Physician, in addition to supporting the Player Medical Services team at the US Open.
“We are honored to bring our multidisciplinary team of medical experts together to provide outstanding comprehensive health care for all of the athletes for the 11th consecutive year,” said Dr. Colvin. “I am proud to serve alongside Dr. Leber in her new role. It speaks volumes about the importance of diversity and inclusion in professional sports to have two women leading medical care at an internationally recognized sporting event. Along with the entire medical team from Mount Sinai, we bring years of sports medicine expertise grounded in innovative research to the tournament.”
Dr. Colvin is the first Asian American and first woman to hold the title of Chief Medical Officer at the US Open, a role she has held for a decade. She is a board certified orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon who has served as a physician at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center. She presides on the board of the Hologic WTA Women’s Health Taskforce and also supports non-profit organizations dedicated to improving girls’ participation in sports.
Dr. Leber is a registered musculoskeletal sonographer with many years of experience in diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures. This expertise makes her a leader in the field of sports medicine, helping her to achieve more targeted and effective results in returning athletes of all ages to their sport and activity. She has also worked as a physician, medical liaison, and consultant for professional basketball and football teams and leagues in the United States.
“I am thrilled to be the new Director of Player Medical Services for the US Open,” said Dr. Leber. “Our team of health care experts who serve this tournament provide all US Open competitors with the highest-quality care, including the junior and wheelchair athletes. I look forward to working alongside Drs. Colvin and Gladstone to support professional tennis at this Grand Slam event.”
“Mount Sinai has been an incredibly vital partner for more than 10 years, setting industry standards for player health care at the US Open,” said Stacey Allaster, US Open Tournament Director and Chief Executive of Professional Tennis for the USTA. “Continuing this partnership strengthens our ability to deliver on our shared priorities. Together we provide best-in-class care and services for US Open players and our Billie Jean King and Davis Cup Teams, and we spread the message that tennis is an ideal sport for health and longevity.”
In addition to providing medical services for the 2023 US Open, Mount Sinai will engage fans and families at an interactive booth onsite at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center throughout the tournament and Fan Week, at the Mount Sinai Children’s Sports Zone court on Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, and via digital and social media, sweepstakes, giveaways, and photo experiences. Mount Sinai will also host two professional tennis players for special meet-and-greet appearances onsite, and will announce the talent, dates, and locations prior to both events. Mount Sinai will further showcase the Health System’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through a vibrant new promotional campaign, “Serving All: Championing Advanced, Equitable Health Care.” For more information about Mount Sinai’s 2023 activities and USTA partnership, please visit: https://www.mountsinai.org/usopen.
Mount Sinai clinicians supporting the 2023 US Open include the following faculty members at Icahn Mount Sinai, plus other physicians, specialists, consultants, and medical staff:
- Shawn Anthony, MD, MBA, Associate Chief of Sports Medicine Service; Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
- Carlos Benitez, MD, Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Mount Sinai West; Associate Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology
- Alexis Colvin, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the US Open; U.S. Team Physician for the Billie Jean King Cup; Professor of Orthopedics; Senior Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
- Houman Danesh, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Rehabilitation and Human Performance
- Elizabeth Dennis, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
- James Gladstone, MD, U.S. Team Physician for the Davis Cup; Chief of Sports Medicine Service; Associate Professor of Orthopedics
- Chen He, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Tom Hildebrandt, PsyD, Professor of Psychiatry
- Melissa Leber, MD, Director of Player Medical Services for the US Open; Associate Professor of Orthopedics, and Emergency Medicine
- James Mattson, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Rehabilitation and Human Performance
- Justin Ngeow, MD, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology
- Trevor Pour, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Christopher Reverte, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Aruna Seneviratne, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedics
- Eric Small, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and Orthopedics
About the United States Tennis Association
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 120 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (X), and TikTok.
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 more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 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 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties.