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Elizabeth Barchi, MD

  • Specialty: Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 929-455-2600
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About Me

I’ve been drawn to the field of medicine since I was a child, but it was during my early career as a professional ballet dancer that I developed a passion for sports medicine. My interest in working with performance athletes and integrating a holistic approach to their care drew me to primary care sports medicine. This specialty combines the orthopedic and medical aspects of patient care that I enjoy.

Many of my patients are athletes, ranging from the weekend warrior to the elite gymnast. Some come to me with overuse injuries, such as stress fractures and tendinopathies, as well as acute injuries, such as various sprains and strains. Some of my patients have nutrition imbalances, especially female athletes. For these people, I collaborate with nutritionists, bone health specialists, and other sports medicine specialists. We work to restore athletes’ energy balances and help them progress towards their goals.

At the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, I work with dancers. Through our Healthy Dancer Initiative, I also run training room clinics for performers from various dance companies, including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

When I work with patients, I focus on the whole person and not just the injury. My goal is to provide a treatment regimen that is best suited for each individual, so people can return to their active lives. In addition to treatment, I encourage all of my patients to incorporate exercise as medicine into their daily lives. I believe that exercise is a key element to health and longevity.

I conduct research in dance and performance medicine. My main interests include injury prevention, cross-training, nutrition and energy availability, and optimizing recovery.


Conditions and Treatments

rotator cuff repair, little league elbow, ankle arthritis, osteitis pubis, groin injury, knee tendinitis, hip tendinitis, frozen shoulder, knee arthritis, elbow tendinitis, golfer's elbow, hip arthritis, plantar fasciitis, foot injury, shoulder bursitis, shoulder tendinitis, ankle tendon tear, ankle sprain, sports hernia, concussion, ankle tendinitis, Osgood-Schlatter disease, wrist injury, ankle injuries, knee injury, patellofemoral pain syndrome, osteochondritis dissecans, tennis elbow, foot tendinitis, shoulder injury, foot fracture, little league shoulder
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Hospital, Sports Medicine, 2018
  • Residency, Pennsylvania State University - Hershey, Pediatrics, 2017
  • MD from Milton S. Hershey Med Center, 2014
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NYU Langone Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing

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240 East 18th Street, Suite 21
New York, NY 10003

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Center for Children - Adolescent Sports Clinic

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Publications

  • Fontanella, Janet E.; Fish, Frank E.; Barchi, Elizabeth I.; Campbell-Malone, Regina; Nichols, Rachel H.; DiNenno, Nicole K.; Beneski, John T.

    Journal of experimental marine biology & ecology. 2013 AUG; 446:273-281

  • Batoid out of hell: Hydrodynamic geometry of rays related to swimming mode [Meeting Abstract]

    Fontanella, J. E.; Fish, F. E.; Barchi, E., I; Campbell-Malone, R.; Nichols, R. H.; Beneski, J. T.

    Integrative & comparative biology. 2012 APR; 52:E247-E247

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