Dennis A. Cardone, DO

  • Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-9700

About Me

I was actively involved in sports from a young age, so I grew up around athletes and athletic injuries. Being a physician—and specifically a sports medicine expert—allows me to help athletes return to the field and nonathletes to resume their activities and hobbies.

I treat people with acute sports injuries as well as nonsports injuries, and I manage injuries that occur in most parts of the body. I choose treatments based on strong evidence of long-term outcomes, and I’m conservative in my approach. In other words, I start with the least amount of intervention that gives the most positive results, and I move forward with additional treatment if necessary.

Being a sports medicine specialist at NYU Langone is such a privilege. I’ve consistently found that the people at NYU Langone embody friendliness, and teamwork prevails each day. My patients and I also work as a team—we decide treatment plans together and establish a good rapport about their health.

In addition to seeing patients at NYU Langone, I serve as the head team physician for the athletic programs at NYU and Long Island University, the chief medical officer for the New York City Public Schools Athletic League, and as a team physician for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

I am currently researching regenerative medicine and stem cell advancements for sports injuries and osteoarthritis. When I’m not seeing patients or performing research, I cohost shows on SiriusXM Radio that focus on sports medicine and orthopaedics.

Conditions and Treatments

platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy, brain concussion, knee injury, shoulder injury, dislocated shoulder, rotator cuff tear, shoulder impingement syndrome, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, knee ligament tear, osteoarthritis of the knee, elbow fracture, unspecified injury of wrist and hand, wrist fracture, hand injury, finger fracture, hand fracture, hip pain, osteoarthritis, ankle injuries, ankle arthritis, ankle sprain, broken ankle, stress fracture, muscle pull or tear, sprain, achilles tendon rupture, acromioclavicular sprain, ganglion cyst, achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis, clavicle fracture, foot fracture, fractures, plantar fasciitis
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  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine (Sports Medicine), 1997
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hosp., Sports Medicine, 1995
  • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hosp., Family Medicine, 1994
  • DO from Suny - Old Westbury, 1990

Locations and Appointments

49 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Independent Care System New York
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • PHP
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Langone Trinity Center

111 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006

NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Distinct Shared Decision-Making Aids for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis in an Ethnically Diverse Patient Population

    Shue, Jennifer; Karia, Raj J; Cardone, Dennis; Samuels, Jonathan; Shah, Mehul; Slover, James D
    Value in health. 2016 Jun. 19 (4): 487-493

  • Gender and age predict outcomes of cognitive, balance and vision testing in a multidisciplinary concussion center

    Benedict, Peter A; Baner, Natali V; Harrold, G Kyle; Moehringer, Nicholas; Hasanaj, Lisena; Serrano, Liliana P; Sproul, Mara; Pagnotta, Geraldine; Cardone, Dennis A; Flanagan, Steven R; Rucker, Janet; Galetta, Steven L; Balcer, Laura J
    Journal of the neurological sciences. 2015 Apr 27. 353 (1-2): 111-115 xi

  • Adding Vision to Concussion Testing: A Prospective Study of Sideline Testing in Youth and Collegiate Athletes

    Galetta, Kristin M; Morganroth, Jennifer; Moehringer, Nicholas; Mueller, Bridget; Hasanaj, Lisena; Webb, Nikki; Civitano, Courtney; Cardone, Dennis A; Silverio, Arlene; Galetta, Steven L; Balcer, Laura J
    Journal of neuroophthalmology. 2015 Sep . 35 (3): 235-241

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