Dr. James Kinderknecht

Specialty: Primary Care Sports Medicine
Gender – Male
Languages Spoken – English

About Dr. James Kinderknecht

Dr. Kinderknecht has spent more than 25 years caring for athletes of all ages and levels. He is currently a team physician for the New York Giants, New York Mets and St. Johns University. His previous experience has included being a team physician at the University of Missouri as well as serving as a team physician for several high schools. He is the current medical director for the Hospital for Special Surgery outreach program to care for high schools participating in the Public School Athletic League in New York City. Dr. Kinderknecht is also a medical co-director of the Hospital for Special Surgery Injury Prevention Program. As such, he believes there is great value in youth sports and athletic activities.

In addition, Dr. Kinderknecht enjoys promoting the positive benefits of physical fitness to all individuals who want to have an active lifestyle. Dr. Kinderknecht is also very involved in medical education as the program director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.



HSS: (646) 797-8526
PACT GO: (646) 290-6488


Primary Care Sports
Sports Medicine

Special Expertise

Pre-adolescent and adolescent athletes
Health promotion


Joint and soft tissue injections
Viscosupplementation knee injections
Compartment pressure measurements
Splinting and casting


Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®
Appointed by Governor Cuomo to the New York State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Board
University of Missouri Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Multiple Years
Missouri Athletic Trainer Association Award for Service


American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine
American Academy of Family Medicine
National Football League Physicians Society
Major League Baseball Physicians Association
Medical Consultant, National Hockey League Player’s Association

Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of ‘out-of-network’ benefits.

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