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
Chief of Orthopaedics at OrthoNY's ambulatory surgery center, Dr Flik is currently the only surgeon in the Capital Region board certified in orthopaedic sports medicine. 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 currently serves as team physician for the Albany Academies and the Lasalle Institute.
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 served as head team physician for the Albany Patroons and Legends (CBA), Albany Buzz/Sportimes (World Team Tennis) and the Albany Academies teams.
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 an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 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
Dr. Flik's Rehabilitation Protocols
Pec Major Repair
Shoulder Arthroscopy Rehabilitation
Shoulder posterior stabilization rehab
Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder Multi-Direction Stabilization Rehabilitation
Massive Rotator Cuff Repair Rehabilitation
Menisectomy or Debridement
Patella or Trochlea Microfracture
Achilles Tendon Repair
ACL Rehabilitation with Meniscal Repair
Distal Realignment Rehabilitation