Dr. Elliott Hershman has spent over thirty years studying, treating and analyzing knee injuries in recreational, competitive and elite athletes. He is committed to developing new techniques and perfecting current procedures that improve the care of patients with knee disorders and athletic injuries. Dr. Hershman’s clinical expertise includes: advanced arthroscopic procedures; anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACL and PCL Reconstruction); treatment of multi-ligamentous knee injuries; surgical and non-operative treatment of chondral injuries; diagnosis and treatment of patellofemoral disorders; and procedures to preserve meniscal function.
Dr. Hershman is in his 29th season with the Jets. He was promoted to his current position of team orthopedist following the 1991 season after he served as the team’s associate orthopedic surgeon from 1987-91. He began working with the Jets in 1976 as a medical student, and worked with the team as an orthopedic resident at Lenox Hill Hospital in 1982. Dr. Hershman continued specialized training in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in 1984-85, where he worked with the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers before returning to Lenox Hill Hospital as an attending physician.
He now holds the position of Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is the chairman of the NFL Injury and Safety Panel and also has served as team orthopedist for the New York Islanders from 1996-2009. Dr. Hershman also is the chief of orthopedics at ProHEALTH Care Associates in Lake Success, NY.
Born in Jacksonville, NC, he earned his bachelor’s degree and MD from the University of Rochester.