Robert J. Meislin, MD

  • Specialty: Sports Medicine
  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Phone: 646-501-7223

About Me

As an orthopaedic surgeon, my goal is to design evaluations and treatments that help people achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. I’m a specialist in sports medicine, and I treat people with knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and hip injuries using arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure.

I offer cartilage resurfacing techniques to repair damaged cartilage. In addition, I perform ligament repair and reconstruction for torn ligaments, as well as meniscal transplants to replace the meniscus in a knee joint. I also perform shoulder surgeries to repair labral and rotator cuff tears, including arthroscopic latarjet procedures for glenoid bone loss and arthroscopic acromioclavicular reconstruction. For patients with labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement—a condition in which hip bones are irregularly shaped, causing joint damage—I perform hip procedures.

In my practice, the most important aspect of treatment is having an open dialogue with patients. The first thing I want people to tell me is how their injuries affect their lifestyles. After discussing this, I explain the diagnosis, how their condition developed, and the method through which each treatment option can help them.

When discussing treatment alternatives, I am realistic about outcomes, and I’m always frank about any risks involved. I also explain nonsurgical options, as many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated without surgery. I firmly believe knowledgeable and informed patients make the best decisions about their treatment.

In addition to treating people with sports-related injuries at NYU Langone, I serve as an orthopaedic consultant for the San Francisco Giants, USA Baseball, and the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team. I also perform sports medicine research to improve shoulder stabilization and develop meniscal scaffolds to reduce postoperative knee pain.

Conditions and Treatments

arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament tear, knee injury, knee surgery, cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction, shoulder injury, cell transplant, meniscus operation, anterior cruciate ligament tear, dislocated shoulder, sports injury, hip arthroscopy, elbow surgery, platelet rich plasma, surgical cutting of the bone, knee arthroscopy, torn medial meniscus, rotator cuff tear, shoulder impingement syndrome, achilles tendon rupture, tendon injuries, acromioclavicular sprain, orthopaedic procedures, orthopedic surgery
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  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopedic Sports Medicine), 2007
Education and Training
  • Residency, Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Sports Medicine, 1992
  • Residency, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1991
  • MD from New York University, 1985

Locations and Appointments

45 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
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • US Department of Labor
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • Workers Comp
*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 Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

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My Research


  • Rotator cuff tear shape characterization: a comparison of two-dimensional imaging and three-dimensional magnetic resonance reconstructions

    Gyftopoulos, Soterios; Beltran, Luis S; Gibbs, Kevin; Jazrawi, Laith; Berman, Phillip; Babb, James; Meislin, Robert
    Journal of shoulder & elbow surgery. 2015 Aug. ?-?

  • The Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)- After Hip Arthroscopy

    Alaia, Michael J; Patel, Deepan; Levy, Anna; Youm, Thomas; Bharam, Srino; Meislin, Robert; Bosco Iii, Joseph; Davidovitch, Roy I
    Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases (2013). 2014. 72 (2): 154-158

  • Nerve proximity during bicortical drilling for subpectoral biceps tenodesis: a cadaveric study

    Ding, David Y; Gupta, Asheesh; Snir, Nimrod; Wolfson, Theodore; Meislin, Robert J
    Arthroscopy. 2014 Aug. 30 (8): 942-946

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