Charles A. Popkin, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
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Dr. Charles A. Popkin specializes in pediatric, adolescent, and collegiate sports medicine, with an emphasis on the operative and non-operative treatment of complex knee disorders. His specific clinical interests involve primary and revision ACL reconstruction, patellar instability, cartilage injuries and disorders, meniscal tears, and recalcitrant patellar tendinopathy.

With dual fellowships in Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Popkin has dedicated his career to the comprehensive treatment and prevention of injury in developing athletes. He has a particular interest in the management of ice hockey injuries, serving as a team physician for USA Hockey, and on the USA Hockey National Safety and Protective Equipment Committee. Dr. Popkin is also the head team physician for: Fordham University, Mercy College, and the Hackley School in Tarrytown.

In addition to his academic practice, Dr. Popkin conducts research on ACL injury prevention, ACL reconstruction techniques in the pediatric athlete, overuse injuries in youth sports, refractory patellar tendonitis, and shoulder instability in ice hockey. He pens a monthly "Ask Dr. Hockey" column for USA Hockey Magazine. Dr. Popkin lives in Westchester and enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • ACL Injury Tear
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cartilage Surgery
  • Fractures
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hip Preservation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Ligament Reconstructions
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Male

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155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY 10591
693 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY 10709
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO - New Jersey Services
  • HMO - New Jersey Services
  • POS - New Jersey Services
  • PPO - New Jersey Services

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • SelectHealth


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Workers Compensation

  • Workers Comp-ACS Dept. of Labor

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Minnesota Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Institute
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery


Selected Publications

Popkin CA, Gundry C, Larson CM, Murnaghan ML. Remembering our roots: Eponyms in sports medicine. American Journal of Sports Medicine:Online Dec 2012. Epub ahead of print.

Ellis, HB, Popkin CA and Howard A.Treatment of Supracondylar fractures in Children. Orthopaedia (online). Added February 2012.

Moktassi A, Popkin CA, Murnaghan ML. Imaging in Osteochondritis Dissecans. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. April 2012; 43(2):201-211. EPub 2012 Feb 21

Popkin CA, Murnaghan ML. Knee injuries in growing athletes. Orthopaedics and Trauma. February 2012: 12-19.

Hechtman KS, Zvijac JE, Popkin CA, Zych G, Botto-Van Bemden A. A Minimally Disruptive Surgical Technique for the treatment of Osteitis Pubis. Sports Health 2010: May June; 2: 211-215.

Kaplan LD, Lu, Y, Snitzer S, Nemke B, Hao Z, Biro S, Albiero W, Stamplfi HF, Markel M, Popkin C, Baum SZ. The effect of early hyaluronic acid delivery on the development of an acute articular cartilage lesion in a sheep model. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2009: Dec; 37(12):2323-7. Epub 2009 Aug 31.

Zvijac JE, Botto-Van Bemden A, Popkin CA. Salvage procedure for chronic acromioclavicular dislocation subsequent to overzealous distal clavicle resection. Orthopedics 2008: Dec; 31:1235.

Popkin CA, Posada A, Clifford P. Little Leaguer's Shoulder. Clinical Imaging 2006: Sep-Oct; 30(5): 365-367.

Hameed SM, Popkin CA, Cohn SM, EW Johnson. The epidemic of pediatric traffic injuries in South Florida: A review of the problem and initial results of a prospective surveillance strategy. American Journal of Public Health Apr 2004;94:554-556.

Hotz GA, Cohn SM, Mishkin D, Castelblanco A, Li P, Popkin C, Duncan R. Outcome of motorcycle riders at one year post-injury. Traffic Injury Prevention Mar 2004; 5(1): 87-89.

Ginzburg E, Cohn SM, Lopez J, Jackowski J, Brown M, Hameed SM, Miami Deep Vein Thrombosis Study Group (Popkin C). Randomized clinical trial of intermittent pneumatic compression and low molecular weight heparin in trauma. British Journal of Surgery Nov 2003; 90(11):1338-44.

Lopez PP, Leblang S, Popkin CA, Byers PM. Blunt duodenal trauma. Journal of Trauma Dec 2002; 53(6): 1195.

Lynn M, Jerokhimov I, Jewelewicz D, Popkin C, Johnson EW, Rashid QN, Brown M, Martinowitz U, Cohn SM. Early use of recombinant factor VIIa improves mean arterial pressure and may potentially decrease mortality in experimental hemorrhagic shock: a pilot study. Journal of Trauma Apr 2002; 52(4): 703-707.

Hotz GA, Cohn SM, Popkin C, Ekeh P, Duncan R, Johnson EW, Pernas F, Selem J. The impact of a repealed motorcycle helmet law in Miami-Dade County. Journal of Trauma Mar 2002; 52(3): 469-474.

Popkin CA, Lopez PP, Cohn SM, Brown M, Lynn M. The incision of choice for pregnant women with appendicitis is through McBurney's Point. The American Journal of Surgery Jan 2002; 183(1): 20-22.