David KovacevicM.D. Request An Appointment
- Sports Medicine
Dr. Kovacevic specializes in ACL knee injuries, meniscus injuries, cartilage repair surgery, shoulder arthritis, instability and labral tears of the shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder and elbow fracture repairs, elbow arthritis, soft tissue injuries and ligament tears of the elbow, primary and revision shoulder replacement, total elbow replacement, advanced arthroscopy for sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee, and complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction.
As an academic surgeon-scientist, he has fifteen years of experience caring for patients with musculoskeletal injuries. He has a particular interest in rugby medicine as he is the team physician for Rugby New York and Old Blue Rugby as well as a consultant for Yale University Rugby. His personal mission is to provide compassionate, quality, world class care to adults, adolescents, and athletes at all levels who sustain injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. “Together, we are going to get you better,” he tells patients. “You, my clinical team and I are all in on this journey to get you pain-free and restore your function so you can get back to doing the things you love to do.”
Dr. Kovacevic has a strong interest in biologic augmentation of tendon-to-bone healing and the prevention of rotator cuff muscle “fatty atrophy”. His translational research work aligns well with his clinical research interests. He co-leads the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Research Group, an international multi-center collaboration, which has been tasked with improving our understanding, treatment, and management in patients with massive rotator cuff tears. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and given more than 30 scientific presentations at national meetings.
Practice Website: www.nymetroortho.com