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Dr. Stephen Nicholas, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Stephen Nicholas, M.D., founder and current director of NY Orthopedics, is a recognized authority in the field of sports medicine. As director of the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), the first hospital-based facility dedicated to the study of sports medicine in the country, he has continued the renowned research and training in the fields of sports medicine and physical therapy. Over the years, Dr. Nicholas has dedicated a great deal of time to treating professional, collegiate and amateur athletes. He has served as the orthopedic team physician for the New York Jets, New York Islanders and the athletes at Hofstra University. He also served as a member of the mayor’s New York City Sports Commission. Dr. Nicholas has been recognized as “One of New York’s Best Doctors” by New York Magazine for the last ten years. In 2005, he was accepted as a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, which signifies honor and accomplishment in orthopedics and a commitment to active leadership in the specialty. Dr. Nicholas is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Harvard University. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College followed by a residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a fellowship in sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Harvard University (Bachelor’s)
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Quigley Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • “One of New York’s Best Doctors” New York Magazine, 2005-2015

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1528053550

Office locations

NY Orthopedics

NY Orthopedics - 2nd Floor

159 East 74th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

NY Orthopedics

Scarsdale Orthopedics

2 Overhill Road, Suite 310

Scarsdale, NY 10583

NY Orthopedics

77th Street 5th Floor

130 East 77th Street, Blackhall 5th Floor

New York, NY 10075

NY Orthopedics

Westbury

1600 Stewart Ave, Suite 100

Westbury, NY 11590

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Very sweet doctor. He knows what he’s doing and actively listens. Thankful I found him!
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Listened attentively gave me a very clear concise diagnosis and assured me that I could expect a good outcome if surgery is necessary.
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Very friendly and efficient. Diagnosed me quickly and worked to understand what my care priorities were (being able to run a marathon).
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Doctor was quick, but thorough and reassuring. He was charming and personable and didnt recommend unnecessary tests.
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great doctor and a very hospitable office staff
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Competent, communicative and thorough.
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I liked Dr. Nicholas. As the founder of the practice, he took the time to explain what was wrong with me, which most executives wouldn't do. People who work with him are great as well.
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He was straight to the point, friendly, and thorough. He explained exactly what was wrong with me, both in technical, medical terms and layman's terms. Definitely trust this guy.
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Outstanding visit - I came to his for a second opinion. Dr. Nicholas is a consummate professional with great bedside manner. As as fellow MD, I was impressed with his knowledge, attention to detail and compassion he showed. I would recommendhim to anyone seeking the best out there for Orthopedic issues. You won't be disappointed.
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I came for a second opinion re possible knee surgery. I found Dr. Nicholas and his P.A. straightforward and helpful. The staff was efficient and pleasant, and although the office was busy, and I required an xray, the wait was very manageable.
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Extremely pleasant, professional.
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Very pleasant, Great bedside manner. Instills confidence in you.
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.........EVERYTHING WAS GREAT, I WAITED LESS THAN 5 min's, THE STAFF WAG GREAT AND THE Dr IS ONE OF THE BEST,,, JUST ASK THE MULTITUDES OF NFL, MLB, NHL AND NBA STARS, AS WELL AS EVERYDAY PEOPLE HE'S HELPED, I'M SURETHEY WOULD FEEL LIKE I DO, 100% SATISFIED WITH THIS DOCTOR AND HIS ENTIRE STAFF !!
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Great! Both the PA and the doctor had a great bedside manner, listened to my complaints and were quite knowledgeable.
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One of the best clinics around! Staff was very professional and the waIt time was very minimal. Dr. Nicholas and assistants provided me with exceptional service and gave me a detailed diagnosis. Highly recommended!
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Wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable and reassuring! And the entire office staff was also wonderful, friendly and helpful.
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It was a real satisfaction to be treated with so much consideration and diligence. The doctor and his assistant were so pleasant and showed a high level of professionalism. I wish most of the doctors would be the same.
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very happy with my appointment
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Very efficiently and professionally run practice
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I waited about an hour, but I didn't mind because the wait to see a good doctor is well worth it. He sent me for X-Rays right away, which they took right there in the office in about two minutes. Hegenuinely seemed to care about getting my issue resolved. Dr. Nicholas knows what he's doing, and I wish I had gone to see him sooner!
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