USTA Doctors

Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD, serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the US Open and is the team physician for the U.S. Fed Cup team. She has extensive experience treating collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes. Dr. Colvin 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 Orthopedic Surgery. She is a specialist in the treatment of sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, and hip. She has served as a physician at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Melissa Leber, MD, serves as the Director of Player Medical Services for the US Open. Dr. Leber is an Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also the Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Leber has worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the NFL as an Airway Physician and Visiting Team Medical Liaison. She is currently an NBA Medical Consultant and has been the team physician for the Horace Mann School for the last 11 years.

Shawn Anthony, MD, MBA, is an Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and regenerative medicine procedures for injuries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Anthony completed his MD at Harvard Medical School, orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Orthopedic Program, and fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He has provided medical coverage for the New York Knicks and the New York Red Bulls and currently serves as medical director for Broadway shows. An orthopedic consultant to the USTA, Dr. Anthony provides courtside coverage for players at the US Open Tennis Championships.

Elizabeth Dennis, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon, fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine Surgery specializing in the management and surgical treatment of knee, shoulder, and elbow problems. Dr. Dennis utilizes minimally invasive arthroscopy and other advanced surgical techniques to address musculoskeletal ailments such as ligamentous knee injuries, meniscal tears, patellar instability, cartilage disorders, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears and shoulder arthritis. Dr. Dennis completed her medical school and residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University. She completed a Sports Medicine Surgery Fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery. During this fellowship she was part of the medical team for the New York Rangers (NHL), New York Mets (MLB) and the Brooklyn Cyclones (MiLB). Dr. Dennis is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a consultant and player physician for the US Open.

James Gladstone, MD, is Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine Service and Associate Professor of Orthopedic 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. Dr. Gladstone currently serves as the Medical Advisor to the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team, an orthopedic consultant to the US Open Tennis Championships and a physician for the U.S. Ski Team. He is also the team physician for ASA College and several public high school football teams in the New York City metropolitan area.

Aruna Seneviratne, MD, is an Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and a consultant and player physician for the US Open. He is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, and all sports-related injuries. He investigates and uses cell-based therapies/biologics in carefully selected patients during rotator cuff surgery to promote the possibility of a quicker and more durable healing and recovery. He also specializes in robotic partial and total knee replacements. During his fellowship, Dr. Seneviratne participated in the care of athletes from the New York Jets, New York Islanders, and Hofstra University athletic teams.

Eric Small, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a consultant and player physician for the US Open. As team physician for local high schools and colleges, he sets policy regarding sports injury management and return-to-play protocols. He is often on the sidelines at local Westchester County football games. Dr. Small is the former chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on Sports Medicine. He has been named Best Sports Medicine Physician multiple times by New York magazine, Westchester Magazine, and Hudson Valley Parent and in 2016 by Castle Connolly.

Along with Drs. Colvin, Leber, Anthony, Dennis, Gladstone, Seneviratne, and Small, Mount Sinai's orthopedic physician team supporting the USTA includes:

  • Leesa Galatz, MD, Chair of Orthopedics, Mount Sinai Health System, Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery
  • Michael Hausman, MD, Dr. Robert K. Lippman Professor and Chief, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System
  • Andrew C. Hecht, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, Chief of Spine Surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System, Director of the Spine Center at the Mount Sinai Hospital