Jonathan B Ticker, MD

//Jonathan B Ticker, MD

“I continually learn and teach the most advanced practices in shoulder surgery, so I can offer my patients the best chance for a successful outcome. As Dr. Charles D. Mayo said:

‘The safest thing for a patient is to be in the hands of a man engaged in teaching medicine. In order to be a teacher of medicine, the doctor must always be a student.’ (Proceedings of the Staff Meetings of the Mayo Clinic 2:233, 1927)

This quote exemplifies my approach to academic and clinical shoulder practice.”


Serving Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and New York City (NYC), Dr. Jonathan Ticker specializes in shoulder conditions and injuries, as well as a wide number of sports injuries at Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group. As a highly respected shoulder surgeon and sports medicine specialist with a sincere dedication to learning and teaching the most advanced practices in shoulder surgery today, Dr. Ticker specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder procedures.

Dr. Ticker specializes in:

  • Suprascapular nerve compressions

  • Shoulder arthroscopy

  • Stabilization for shoulder instability

  • Latarjet reconstruction

  • Joint preservation and cartilage restoration

  • Revision arthroscopic surgeries

  • Shoulder reconstruction

Dr. Ticker completed his residency, research, and fellowship training as follows:

  • Intern: General Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

  • Resident: Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

  • Research Fellowship: Frank E. Stinchfield Research Fellow, Biomechanics of the Shoulder, New York Orthopaedic Hospital Research Laboratory, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY (FE Stinchfield Biography: Orthopedics Today, May 2002, p. 20)

  • Chief Resident: Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

  • Clinical Fellowship: Sports Medicine & Shoulder, Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Ticker currently maintains an active practice dedicated to shoulder conditions and sports medicine problems from all age groups. He treats both non-operative and operative conditions of the shoulder with the latest medical techniques and orthopaedic procedures, including injections. For patients requiring surgery, he focuses on an arthroscopic minimally invasive approach to aid in the full return of joint function and mobility to optimize patients’ outcomes.

Dr. Jonathan Ticker, shoulder surgeon and sports medicine specialist, has served as an orthopedic and sports medicine advisor to numerous athletic teams, ranging from youth leagues to professional teams. Examples include, Chair of Medical Committee for the United States Golf Association Open at the Bethpage Black Course in both 2002 and 2009, member of the medical staff for players in the PGA Tour FedEx Event The Barclay’s at Bethpage Black Course in 2012 and the National Team’s medical staff for United States Soccer Federation from 1995-2009, including FIFA Men’s and Women’s World Cup events in 1996 and 1999.

Shoulder surgeon, and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Ticker is an author of over 40 publications related to the shoulder joint. He co-edited Orthopaedic Research Society’s August 2013 virtual issue of “Journal of Orthopaedic Research” and edited or co-edited three books regarding the shoulder, two of which highlight open and minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques to treat shoulder problems that do not respond to non-surgical measures.  He is currently working on his fourth textbook, An Atlas of Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy. Dr. Ticker also lectures for various international and national courses, including courses for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the San Diego Shoulder Institute, which is the longest continually running shoulder course in the world.

Dr. Jonathan Ticker is professionally affiliated with American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and other Shoulder societies. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Foundation. Dr. Ticker is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

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by Kathleen Carriero on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Dr, Ticker is awesome!

After months of inability to move my left arm I met Dr. Ticker. He is a consummate professional and has a killer dry wit! He told me exactly what I needed to have done and that he could give me relief from my frozen shoulder, pain on movement, etc. I had surgery on Jan. 18, 2018. I am now four months post op and have approximately 90% of pain free movement in my left arm. I am so grateful to Dr. Ticker for his skill, knowledge and compassion. He is the "shoulder guru" I needed.

by Michael G. on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
The Best of the Best Shoulder Surgeon.

Fantastic surgeon, came highly recommended, all I can say is google top shoulder surgeons on Long Island and see his name at the top. Not only did he do a fantastic job repairing the Rotator Cuff, but he performed a bicep tendon repair (that most doctors wouldn't do), in order to save the muscle integrity. Great results from a great surgeon!!

by Kathleen Gweta on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
dr ticker

Dr Ticker is an outstanding professional. His expertise in this field is quite impressive as he thoroughly explains all processes of his procedure. Dr Ticker has definitely proven is intelligence and expertise in the techniques he uses to make the surgery the least invasive he possibly can. His post op protocol is as well defined with such detailed recommendations and or restrictions. Dr Ticker is by far the best doctor of orthopedics.

by Jacqueline LaRusso on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Rotator Cuff

Best way I can explain my experience with Dr Ticker -At a recent physical therapy appointment a patient next to me was screaming in pain as the therapist stretched her arm. After working on me the patient asked me, “Did you have rotator cuff surgery?” When I replied that I had she asked, “Who was your surgeon?” I replied, “Dr. Ticker.” She said, “‘Oh didn’t he write the book?” And I answered, “No, he has written several.”Point being, when you need surgery you want the best. From start to finish I knew I made the right decision in choosing Dr. Ticker. His quest for best practices is unparalleled.Bottom line, if you need surgery go to the guy who wrote the book!

by benett pearlman on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
The King of L.I. rotator cuff surgery

This doctor ONLY performs rotator cuff surgery and he performs a few thousand operations per year! Nobody has more specific experience than he! Not to mention how thorough he is and explaining word for word how the operation is done. To boot he's a really nice guy unlike so many specialists!

by THOMAS COOK on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Shoulder surgery review

Most impressed with Dr. Ticker, I tore my bicep and massively tore rotator cuff. He started with PT to strengthen it prior to surgery after surgery followed his recovery and PT regimen. I am pain free and recovered full range of motion and strength back. He is very thorough in explaining everything and answering all questions you may have

by Christian on Jonathan B Ticker, MD

Great doctor! Fantastic surgeon! We started with a conservative approach and eventually progressed to surgery. He took the time to answer all of my questions and made me feel at ease with the surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Ticker for all shoulder issues!!!!

by Anonymous on Jonathan B Ticker, MD

Dr. Ticket is patient and informative. Even though he is a shoulder specialist, I visited him for a broken foot Summer of 2016. Would highly recommend Dr. Ticket and would visit him again, if needed.

by Lisa H. on Jonathan B Ticker, MD

Dr. Ticker treated me for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). He started with Cortisone shots and physical therapy. This wasn't sufficient as my case was severe. He performed surgery, followed by P.T. and exercises which I religiously did, taking about 8 months to achieve my full range of motion. I highly recommend Dr. Ticker to anyone with frozen shoulder. He is an exceptional surgeon and also has a wonderful bedside manner.