“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 Bob L. on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
“Simply The Best, Better Than All The Rest”

It’s hard to find the words. Great care and consideration before surgery. Surgery was explained in great detail prior to surgery and answered all our questions (there was a lot). Surgery went well and great care afterwards. Plus, Dr. Ticker is a really nice man with a wicked sense of humor. Play that Tina Turner song, because he’s simply the best!
(If this is Dr. Ticker’s mom reading this.... you did a great job! He’s a mench!)

by kyle MAckay on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Shoulder surgery

From the beginning of the process to the last day when i was cleared by Dr. Ticker of my torn labrum he was great. Always thinking about the patient first and never sugar coated anything. He explained exactly what the surgery entailed and what to expect on the road to recovery. All in all a great surgeon and a great man.

by Roger W Petersen on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Right Shoulder repair

I was recommended to Dr Ticker for an on going right shoulder pain. Originally diagnosed as a neck injury by another noted orthopedic firm, Dr Ticker discoverd 2 tears and a muscle injury requiring surgery. I had been in pain for close to 2 yrs before having surgery. Dr Ticker thoroughly explained the procedure and the given timeline for recovery. I'm still doing home rehab therapy to get increased motion but feeling much better than i anticipated. I highly recommend Dr Ticker.

by james odonnell on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
rotator cuff surgery

Dr. Ticker was knowledgeable, caring and patient. Explained the procedure and recovery so there would be no surprises and there wasn't any. Great results. I would highly recommend Dr.Ticker and have done so already to several people. Extremely satisfying experience.

by Steven Dato on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Shoulder surgery

Through years of abuse it was finally time to see an orthopedic about my shoulder. After a careful review or x-rays and MRI Dr. Putterman stated I needed surgery and referred me to Dr. Ticker. I left a message for Dr. Ticker who then called me from his home on a Saturday afternoon and made arrangements for me to see him in his office within a week. Dr. Ticker agreed that surgery was needed but not just for the rotator cuff but for two additional tears and an impingement. Surgery was scheduled and performed and I cannot sugar coat it as the first three weeks were extremely uncomfortable as Dr. Ticker had previously told me. A short time later I was at Bellmore Physical Therapy rehabbing the shoulder and by July I was back at bootcamp. Thank you to Dr. Ticker and the wonderful staff in Merrick!!!

by Kathleen Whybrow on Jonathan B Ticker, MD

I was referred to Dr. Ticker by three of his former patients, two of which had rotator cuff surgery and one whose son had very complicated shoulder surgery after an accident several years ago. All raved about him and I knew I had the right doctor to help me when I had my initial consultation with him, My rotator cuff surgery, which included a bicep repair, was done in May 2018 and he gave me my quality of life back. He fully explained the procedure and was frank in that it would be a hard recovery. I would recommend him to any one looking for the best doctor to do this surgery. He has written text books detailing the procedure which are helpful to other doctors and is considered the best of the best in his field. Thank you, Dr. Ticker, for your expertise and for your dedication to doing the best job possible for all your patients. With the help of Ruben Gelbin, my terrific Physical Therapist at Orlin & Cohen in Massapequa, I now have full use of my right arm.

by Michael on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Shoulder Surgery

After 3 months of orthoscopic surgery, my shoulder is already almost 100% no thanks to dr. Jonathan Ticker. He made sure that my issue was sever enough for surgery with a second MRI. This allowed me to trust him and his ability and I was not wrong. His skills as an orthopedic surgery couldn’t be explained in words but if you need surgery, Jonathan Ticker is your guy!

by Greg MacArthur on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Wonderful Doctor

After months of physical therapy on my shoulder and getting a cortisone shot, (neither of which provide any relief),I met with Dr. Ticker. He reviewed my MRI and laid out my options. He informed me that I was a candidate for surgery to repair a tear in the rotator cuff, relieve an impingement and remove scar tissue which limited range of motion. He explained in detail what was involved in surgery and rehab. He was available to explain to my wife what rehab would involve and how it would effect her. He encouraged questions and left no stone unturned. Both pre but especially post surgery, he stressed the importance of physical therapy and continuing it at home. I felt he truly cared about me as a patient.

Not only was he a pleasure to deal with over the past 5 months but so was his entire staff. They are friendly, caring and highly professional.

No one looks forward to surgery and the rehab that follows but Dr. Ticker and his team provide me the support that was needed.

If anyone asks me I would highly recommend Dr. Ticker.

by Debbie O on Jonathan B Ticker, MD

This was my second surgery on my right shoulder. The first one was done by one of the "Top SHoulder surgeons" I never felt right after the first surgery and the "Top Shoulder Surgeon" did not want to know from me. I went to Dr. TIcker in Jan 2018 and he diagnosed the problem right away. I had surgery in May 2018 and feel better than I have in a long time. THank you Dr Ticker.

by Paulette Falbo on Jonathan B Ticker, MD
Review of Jonathan B Ticker MD

Dr. Ticker is an exceptional Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in shoulder injuries. He treated me for a torn rotator cuff, and I couldn’t be happier with the care and treatment received! He didn’t immediately resort to surgery, instead he recommended physical therapy.

It was only after all conservative options failed that he suggested surgery.

Dr. Ticker surgically repaired my rotator cuff in March and did a wonderful job! He restored full use of my shoulder and I will be forever grateful!

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