Additional Locations for Robert A. Christian, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute693 White Plains RoadScarsdale
NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital5141 BroadwayNew York
CUIMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic622 West 168th StreetNew York
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About Robert A. Christian, MD
Robert A. Christian, MD, MBA, is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in the operative and non-operative treatment of athletes of all ages and skill levels, including pediatric and adult patients. He is an expert in arthroscopic and open surgery of the hip and knee. Dr. Christian is interested in arthroscopic hip preservation, focusing on femoroacetabular impingement, labral tears, proximal hamstring injuries, and complex knee pathologies, focusing on cartilage restoration, meniscus injuries, and ligament reconstruction.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Christian received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University, where he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Brian J. Hartigan, MD, Memorial Award.
While in residency, Dr. Christian graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master's in Business Administration from the Booth School of Business. Following residency, Dr. Christian completed fellowships in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Hip Preservation at Duke University in Durham, NC. While there, he served as a team physician for Duke University basketball, football, and baseball teams.
Throughout his training, Dr. Christian has been active in academic research, having published over 20 peer-reviewed articles on various topics related to hip arthroscopy, femoroacetabular impingement, quality improvement, value-based healthcare, and surgical techniques. His ongoing research projects focus on optimizing patient outcomes with a particular interest in complex hip and knee pathology. Dr. Christian also has a significant interest in resident and fellow education and mentorship. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Outside of his practice, Dr. Christian enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and personal fitness.
- ACL Injury Tear
- Adolescent Sports Injuries
- Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
- Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
- Arthroscopy of Knee
- Cartilage Injury
- Cartilage Surgery
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Gluteal Tendon Injuries
- Hip Impingement
- Knee Disorders
- Knee Injury
- Knee Ligament Reconstructions
- Knee Pain
- Labral Tear of Hip
- Meniscus Tears
- Patellar Instability
- Proximal Hamstring Injuries
- Sports Injuries of Female Athletes
- Tendon Repairs
- Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Residency: Northwestern University - McGaw Medical Center
- Fellowship: Duke University Health System
Titles & Positions
- Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at CUMC
- Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital