Shoulder and Elbow
Medical SchoolUniversity of Vermont School of Medicine InternshipInternship in general surgery at Cornell University Medical Center FellowshipSports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago ResidencyHospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan Board CertificationsOrthopaedic Surgery
Sub-specialty certification in Sports Medicine SocietiesASES
(American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons)
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine)
(New England Shoulder and Elbow Society and AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)
Medical Director at OrthoNY's ambulatory surgery center, Dr. Flik is currently the only surgeon in the Capital Region board certified in both Orthopedics and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery. He is a member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, an international organization of shoulder specialists.
Dr. Flik treats all shoulder and knee problems including arthroscopic repairs and total or reverse shoulder replacements. A former professional athlete himself, Dr. Flik served as assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls while a fellow at the prestigious sports medicine program at Rush University. He also trained as a resident at the esteemed Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Dr. Flik serves as team orthopedic surgeon for The Albany Empire, Albany's professional arena football team, the Albany Academies, and Blackwatch Premier Soccer Club.
EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:
Dr Flik graduated from Dartmouth College where he earned 8 varsity letters as a member of both Division 1 ice hockey and lacrosse teams. Before starting medical school at the University of Vermont, he further pursued his athletic interests by playing professional ice hockey in Europe. Dr Flik attended the Hospital for Special Surgery, long considered one of the top orthopaedic training hospitals in the country. His interest in sports medicine led him to Rush University where he completed a fellowship and served as assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox (MLB), Chicago Bulls (NBA), and Chicago Rush (Arena Football League). Since coming to the Capital Region, Dr Flik has been named team physician for three professional organizations, the Albany Patroons and Legends (CBA), the Albany Buzz (World Team Tennis) and currently the Albany Empire (AFL).
Dr Flik's practice involves all aspects of shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He is the only surgeon in the Capital Region who currently holds a board certification in sports medicine. His surgical practice focuses primarily on the following:
-Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
-Arthroscopic or complex open shoulder stabilizations
-Total or reverse shoulder replacements
-Knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstructions
-Cartilage and meniscus repairs
Dr Flik is the author of over a dozen journal manuscripts, orthopaedic textbook chapters and technique papers that review various topics in sports medicine. For years, he has been involved in teaching residents and fellows, and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr Flik is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society. Dr Flik is the Chief of Orthopaedics at the Executive Woods Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is also a member of the OrthoNY Executive Committee.
Dr Flik enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He likes to travel, run, ski, and play hockey, tennis, and golf.
AffiliationsExecutive Woods Ambulatory Surgery Center
St. Peter's Hospital
Albany Memorial Hospital
Complete Rupture of Large Tendons
Rotator Cuff Tear: Arthroscopic Treatment
Surgical Treatment Of Osteochondritis Dissecans
Undertreatment of Osteoporosis Following Hip Fracture
Pearls and Pitfalls Graft Harvest for ACL Reconstruction
Improvement in the Undertreatment of Osteoporosis
Locked knee during Pregnancy
Orthopaedic Trauma in the Pregnant Patient
Atraumatic Compartment Syndrome of the Dorsal Compartment of the Upper Arm
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using an Endoscopic Technique With Patellar Tendon Autograft
American Collegiate Mens Ice Hockey Injuries
ACL Rreconstruction using a Two-Incision Technique
Dr. Flik's Rehabilitation Protocols
Posterior Shoulder Stabilization
Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
Distal Tubercle Realignment
Massive Rotator Cuff Tear
Pec Major Repair
Rotator Cuff Tear
Multi-Directional Shoulder Stabilization
Arthroscopic/Open Stabilization Rehabilitation Guidelines
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Meniscus Repair
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction