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Dr. David Wilson Altchek MD is a male Sports Medicine, has 28 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Sports Medicine.
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Dr. David Altchek has 2 office locations.
Hospital For Special Surgery
535 E 70th St
Upper East Side, New York, NY 10021

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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Patient comments (14)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David Altchek is Excellent. Dr. Altchek has been reviewed by 28 patients who have provided 14 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.5
  • Currently 3.5217391304348 of 4 stars
Promptness 3.5
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.8
  • Currently 3.7916666666667 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.8
  • Currently 3.75 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.5
  • Currently 3.5416666666667 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.4
  • Currently 3.375 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.7
  • Currently 3.6666666666667 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. David Altchek, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 14 areas:
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Clinical Research
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Diseases
  • Joint Surgery (Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow

Education & Awards

Dr. Altchek graduated from Cornell University, New York. He has 16 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Joint Diseases
Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
Named one of the top 250 Alumni, Columbia University
T. Campbell Thompson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery
Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011
John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement
Eastern Orthopaedic Association Fellowship Award
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2010 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2011, 2013)
Top Ten Doctors (2012)
Sports Medicine, Upper East Side, New York, NY


Dr. Altchek has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • Hospital For Special Surgery 
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell 
  • New York Presbyterian HospitalNew York Weill Cornell Center 


  • Spanish

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Where does Dr. David W. Altchek practice?
Dr. David Altchek practices Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Sports Medicine near New York, NY.
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