“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, Chair of Medical Committee for the Professional Golfers’ Association of America Championship at the Bethpage Black Course in 2019, 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 50 publications related to the shoulder joint.  He edited or co-edited four books regarding the shoulder, the first two of which highlight open and minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques to treat shoulder problems that do not respond to non-surgical measures.  His third textbook, An Atlas of Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy, was published in 2018 and emphasizes many of the techniques he currently utilizes to help his patients when operative treatment becomes necessary.  The fourth book he edited is devoted to the history of the American  Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons for its 25th anniversary.  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 Nalini K
Excellent care from a meticulous and skilled surgeon

I would like to recognize the excellent care I've received by you. In addition to being very knowledgeable having authored books in your field and a being a meticulous and skilled surgeon, I've been impressed by your availability to answer my questions( even responding when you were overseas), and coordination of care prior to and after surgery. You have given close attention to my postoperative physical therapy necessary to my recovery which was unexpected and greatly appreciated. I thank you for the high quality of care I have received and I know I would not be well on the path to full recovery had I not become your patient.


 by P.L.
Talented, compassionate surgeon!

You are the most talented, compassionate surgeon and with a wonderful sense of humor. Many thanks for your great work.

 by Kim R.
Enjoying My Full Recovery

After 3 years I am finally pain free and have full use of my shoulder thanks to Dr. Ticker and his expert surgical techniques . I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Ticker.

 by Richard Prunty
Thank you Dr. Ticker

I was recommended to Dr. Ticker by a family member. I met with Dr. Ticker with a very painful shoulder injury that had been previously operated on earlier by another surgeon. Dr. Ticker was very thorough and compassionate while examining me and finding the problem. Dr. Ticker took his time and explained the procedure that he would do. He went over the MRI and Xrays taken and was very patient in answering questions that my wife and I had. On the day of surgery my wife and daughter were also there and again Dr Ticker came in and explained the procedure that he was doing on my shoulder. In just a few short weeks of Physical Therapy I already have almost full range in my shoulder and strength is starting to return. I am so grateful that Dr. Ticker was able to perform my surgery and put me back on the road to recovery.

 by David Fannon
Highly Recommended

I tore my labrum and needed surgery. I'm not sure how he did it but Dr. Ticker performed a pain free surgery. It has been six months since my surgery and I have had zero pain and am already cleared for sports. I am very thankful for his work and highly recommend him.

 by Kathryn S.

Dear Dr. Ticker,

Just a quick note to let you know how pleased I am with the care and treatment I received from you and your staff.  It was truly top-notch.  Many thanks to all of you.


Kathryn S

 by Robert Marx
Best shoulder doctor/sugeon

This was my 2nd shoulder surgery, my 1st one was 13 years ago. After seeing Dr Ticker for 6 months, and not really improving using the conservative approach Dr Ticker first chose, I opted for surgery. I had a AC joint repair. Almost 2 months after my surgery, I am so pleased with my results. I have full range of motion in the shoulder, with almost no soreness left. Softball is the sport I’ve been playing for the last 30 years, and I will start throwing very soon.
I’ve never been to a Dr. where I’ve had more trust and confidence than I have in Dr. Ticker. I would recommend anyone with shoulder issues to him. He has treated four of the players on my softball team already,

 by thomas minerva
great improvement

After my accident I never thought I would have this much improvement. I couldn't even put my hand on top of the steering wheel. No I'm doing way better than I hoped to and it was all worth it.

 by Bill Ciesluk
***Phenomenal Surgeon***

Dr Ticker diagnosed and performed a flawless surgery to correct both labrum and rotator cuff tears in my right shoulder. Excellent bedside manner. Dr Ticker’s staff is also top shelf! I would gladly recommend him to anyone with shoulder pain.

 by caryn pfeifer
Dr. Ticker

Dr. Ticker fixed my "massive" tear shoulder !
Thank you so much for your expertise !

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