Jordan D. Metzl, MD is an internationally recognized sports medicine physician, best selling author, and fitness instructor who practices at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, voted annually as the top orthopedic hospital in the United States by US News and World Reports.
Selected annually by New York Magazine as one of New York’s top sports medicine doctors, Dr. Metzl sees athletic patients of all ages at locations in New York City and the HSS satellite office in Stamford, Connecticut. Known for his passion for sports and fitness, Dr. Metzl’s focus is to return athletes to their field of their choice as quickly and safely as possible. His goal is to help athletes of all ages achieve their highest level of performance and success.
With a practice of more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Metzl is widely known for his passion for sports medicine and fitness. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and Sports Medicine Fellowship Training programs at both Vanderbilt University and at Harvard Medical School.
In addition to his busy medical practices in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut, Dr. Metzl is the author of the bestselling titles Running Strong, The Exercise Cure, and Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies, and has also authored three other books including The Young Athlete. Dr. Metzl is the medical columnist for Triathlete Magazine.
Dr. Metzl is a highly sought after teacher and fitness instructor. He lectures both nationally and internationally to health organizations, fitness communities, and in wellness venues on the topics of sports medicine, fitness, and preventive health.
His research interests include the treatment and prevention of running related injury, the effectiveness of preventive wellness programs, and the prevention of youth sport injury. For a list of Dr. Metzl’s peer-reviewed journal publications, click here.
Dr. Metzl appears regularly on media programs including the Today Show, on radio including National Public Radio (NPR) and in print media including the New York Times, discussing the issues of fitness and health. In addition to his busy medical practice and academic interests, he practices what he preaches. You can click here to listen to Dr. Metzl on the NPR show Science Friday discussing the medicine of exercise.
He created the Ironstrength Workout, a functional fitness program for improved performance and injury prevention that he teaches in fitness venues throughout the country. The workout is featured free online where it has been performed by more than 9 million athletes around the world and was also featured in the New York Times. It is also available on DVD here.
A former collegiate soccer player, Dr. Metzl is a 33-time marathon runner and 12- time Ironman finisher (and still going).