Princeton Alumni Weekly – Tiger of the Week: Alexis Chiang Colvin '98, Top Doc at the U.S. Open
At the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., the world’s top tennis players are competing for one of the sport’s most cherished titles. And not far from the action, Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD, ’98 is helping to keep the players healthy. Dr. Colvin, an orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, has been on the U.S. Open medical staff since 2009. This year, she has taken on added responsibility as the United States Tennis Association’s chief medical officer. Elite tennis players are motivated patients, which is “always a good thing,” Dr. Colvin says. Colvin was admitted to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as a sophomore, through a program designed to encourage pre-med students to pursue humanities majors (now known as FlexMed). Colvin’s Mount Sinai and Princeton connections put her in contact with Dr. Evan Flatow ’77, a mentor who now chairs the Department of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai.