Mehul R. Shah, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7223
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About Me

I’m an orthopedic surgeon at the Sports Medicine Center at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center and assistant professor in NYU Langone’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery. I specialize in sports-related injuries as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder, and ankle. I also perform cartilage restoration surgery and administer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections.

Both of my parents are physicians, and my father is an orthopedic surgeon himself, so I was exposed to the specialty at a young age. I was always fascinated with the form and function of the human body. I chose to pursue a career in orthopedics because I love being able to fix a problem and restore a patient’s quality of life.

I see patients who injure themselves playing professional or recreational sports or merely performing everyday tasks. My main objective is to put people at ease when they are considering surgical treatment. I provide them with a complete picture of what to expect before, during, and after surgery to help them feel more comfortable and secure about their decision.

I take pride in my conservative approach to treating patients. Whenever possible, we begin with nonsurgical treatments, and proceed to surgery if necessary. My goal is to restore a patient’s function and help them return to the activities they enjoy—whether it’s throwing a football again or being able to pick up a child.

My clinical research focuses on shoulder and knee injuries, cartilage restoration, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.


Conditions and Treatments

arthroscopic surgery, meniscus operation, cartilage repair, ankle surgery, knee surgery, knee arthroscopy, ankle injuries, knee ligament tear, osteoarthritis of the knee, patellar tendonitis, sports injury, sprain, elbow fracture, torn knee cartilage, tendon injury, achilles tendon rupture, knee tendinitis, anterior cruciate ligament tear, torn medial meniscus, tennis elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, biceps tendon rupture, ankle sprain, shoulder tendinitis, cartilage injury, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder bursitis, elbow tendinitis, acromioclavicular sprain, Osgood-Schlatter disease, cartilage transplant, rotator cuff syndrome, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, shoulder injury, patellofemoral pain syndrome, golfer's elbow, orthopedic procedure, shoulder fracture, shoulder surgery, dislocated shoulder, tendon rupture, shoulder replacement, loose body, ankle arthroscopy, triceps tendon rupture, osteotomy
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief, Sports Medicine Service, Bellevue Hospital
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 2009
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital, Sports Medicine, 2007
  • Residency, New York University, Orthopedic Surgery, 2006
  • MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2001
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