USTA Doctors

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.

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.

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.

Melissa Leber, MD, is an Associate 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. Dr. Leber has worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates and USA Rugby and is now a tournament physician for World Rugby. Dr. Leber serves as a player-physician for the US Open, and Chief Medical Officer for the Women’s Tennis Association NYJTL Tennis Tournament at the Cary Leeds Center. She is also an airway management physician and visiting team physician for the New York Jets, team physician for the Horace Mann School, and a finish-line physician for the TCS New York City Marathon and Half Marathon.

Robert L. Parisien, MD, is an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Mount Sinai in New York City, specializing in Sports Medicine, Cartilage Repair/Restoration and Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Knee. Dr. Parisien is triple Fellowship trained having completed sub-specialized training in Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery at Harvard Medical School, sub-specialized training in Sports Medicine & Cartilage Restoration at the University of Pennsylvania and sub-specialized training in Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery at Boston University. Dr. Parisien also provides care for the elite athletes of Team USA as a Team Physician for US Ski & Snowboard and USA Fencing.

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, Gladstone, Anthony, Leber, Parisien, 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