Dr. Andrew Turtel

MD Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine 

Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine 

Andrew H. Turtel MD is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon. As an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, he has been a team physician for the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and the NY/NJ MetroStars (Red Bulls) of Major League Soccer. He was also an associate team physician for the NY Islanders of the National Hockey League.


He is currently on staff at the prestigious Mount Sinai/Beth Israel and Lenox Hill Hospital/North Shore/LIJ medical institutions. In addition to the above-noted professional sports team affiliations, he has been Assistant Chief Medical Officer, at the FIFA Men’s World Cup Soccer in 1994; the team physician for the FIFA All-Star Game at Giants Stadium in 1996, and assistant medical coordinator for the Women’s World Cup in 1998. He graduated from Duke University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1981. He subsequently earned his medical degree (M.D.) from SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, in Syracuse, New York in 1985. Following a Neurosurgical Fellowship and 4-year Orthopedic Residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, he completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at New York University Medical Center (NYU), in 1992.

Dr. Turtel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has membership in several medical and scientific societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Cartilage Repair Society the American Medical Association, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, New York County Medical Society, and the Greater Metropolitan (NYC) Sports Society. Dr. Turtel’s publications include many articles, chapters, and a textbook pertaining to sports medicine and joint replacement. He has been a Course Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and has given numerous presentations to orthopedic societies.

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