Alpesh D. Shah, MD, a Sports Medicine Specialist with Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group

Get to know Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Alpesh D. Shah, who serves patients throughout the State of New York.

Dr. Shah is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with a special interest in general orthopedics, sports injuries, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and fractures. He works at Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, seeing patients at the offices in Bohemia, Garden City, Lynbrook, and Merrick, New York. 

Orlin & Cohen has Long Island’s largest, most experienced team of orthopedic subspecialists, available seven days a week. The doctors have years of extra fellowship training in the nation’s top programs, which gives them specialized expertise, experience, and access to the latest techniques so patients experience better outcomes. The fellowship-trained subspecialists are available through a network of locations across Long Island—that also offers in-house diagnostic testing, physical therapy, and pain management—so accessing their expertise as part of one’s coordinated care plan is easy and convenient.

Among his hospital and surgery center affiliations, Dr. Shah holds privileges at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, South Shore Ambulatory Center, and Center for Advanced Medicine Surgery Center. He is the Orthopedic Residency Director & Orthopedic Medical Student Coordinator at South Nassau Communities Hospital.

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began after he earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in 1992. He then went on to serve his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1993 and 1997, respectively. 

“I find it most rewarding to utilize my training and experience to help patients return to full, active lives and to teach aspiring doctors to do the same” expressed Dr. Shah. 

Holding himself to a high level of excellence, he is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons. 

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, he is a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York and the Nassau County Medical Society.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. A sports medicine specialist is a physician with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury.

Among his numerous accolades, Dr. Shah has been the recipient of Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), Patients’ Choice Award (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2017, 2018, 2020), Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), and Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2020).

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