Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD

Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD

Dr. Coleman is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation and sports medicine. Dr. Coleman earned a medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and holds a D.Phil in Microbiology from Oxford University, England. Dr. Coleman completed both his residency in Orthopedic Surgery and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During his fellowship, Dr. Coleman worked as an assistant physician for the New York Giants football team. Dr. Coleman is currently the Head Team Physician for the New York Mets Baseball team.

Dr. Coleman focuses on the management of sports related injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr. Coleman has a particular interest in hip arthroscopy and hip preservation surgery and has treated many high level athletes with hip problems. He currently serves as Director of the Hip Preservation Center at Vincera. Dr. Coleman has published numerous articles and has written chapters related to the field of sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. He has been awarded two United States Patents for devices developed to enhance arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Coleman currently serves as a medical consultant for Pivot, Stryker and Blue Belt Technologies.

Orthopedic Surgery

Services include
Surgical opinions and evaluations
Hip Arthroscopy & Hip Preservation Surgery
Operative and Non-operative management of sports related injuries

Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Cornell Weill Medical College
Head Team Physician, New York Mets
Director, Hip Preservation Center at Vincera
Member, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service

MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
D. Phil, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
MSc, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
BA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder, New York, NY

Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY

New York Hospital, Weil Cornell Medical Center, Surgical Intern, New York, NY

Honors And Awards
2002 Founders Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association. 2003 Annual meeting.
“Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair Model in Sheep: A Histological and In Vivo Biomechanical Study”.
2001 Neer Award Nomination. ASES Specialty Day, 2002.
“Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair Model in Sheep: A Histological and In Vivo Biomechanical Study”.
1995 AOA. Columbia College of P&S, NY, NY.
1988 Overseas Research Scholarship. Oxford University, England. Tuition and housing for three years of Study at Oxford University.

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Association

US Patent # 6,736,833 B2. Application of UV to Collagen for Altering Length and Properties of Tissue

Brockmeier SF, Dodson CC, Gamradt SC, Coleman SH, Altchek DW. Arthroscopic intratendinous repair of the delaminated partial-thickness rotator cuff tear in overhead athletes. Arthroscopy. 2008 Aug;24(8):961-5. Epub 2007 Nov 13.

Struan Coleman MD, PhD, David B. Cohen, MD, Mark C. Drakos, MD, Answorth A. Allen, MD, Stephen J. O’Brien, MD, David W. Altchek, MD, and Russell F. Warren, MD. Arthroscopic repair of type II superior labral anterior posterior lesions with and without acromioplasty: a clinical analysis of 50 patients. Am J Sports Med. 2007 May;35(5):749-53. Epub 2007 Jan 31.

Deborah Faryniarz MD, Christine Morelli BS, Struan Coleman MD PhD, Tara Holmes PAC, Answorth Allen MD, David Altchek MD, Frank Cordasco MD, Russell F. Warren MD, Michael K. Urban MD, Michael A. Gordon MD. Interscalene block anesthesia at an Ambulatory Surgery Center performing predominantly regional anesthesia: a prospective study of 133 patients undergoing shoulder surgery. J of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2006 Nov-Dec; 15(6).

David B. Cohen, MD, Struan Coleman MD, PhD, Mark C. Drakos, MD, Answorth A. Allen, MD, Stephen J. O’Brien, MD, David W. Altchek, MD, and Russell F. Warren, MD. Outcomes of Isolated Type II SLAP Lesions Treated with Arthroscopic Fixation Using a Bioabsorbable Tack. Arthroscopy and Related Research 2006. February 22(2): 136-142.

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