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Kyle R Flik, MDOrthopedic Surgeon in Albany, Clifton Park and Latham, NY

Kyle R Flik

Medical Director at OrthoNY’s ambulatory surgery center, Dr. Flik was the first surgeon in the Capital Region board certified in both Orthopedics and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery. He was also the first and currently only full active member voted into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, an international organization of leading shoulder specialists. 

Specialties: Shoulder , Sports Medicine , Knee


  • Albany


    121 Everett Road
    Albany, NY 12205

  • Clifton Park

    Clifton Park

    1768 Route 9
    Clifton Park, NY 12065

  • Latham


    711 Troy-Schenectady Road
    Suite 111, Latham, NY 12110

Dr. Flik treats all shoulder conditions including arthroscopic rotator cuff or labrum repairs, and total or reverse shoulder replacements. He is an arthroscopic specialist for knee conditions including ligament and meniscus tears, cartilage problems, and other sports injuries. 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 Firewolves professional lacrosse team, and has also recently taken care of the Albany Empire arena football team, Albany Buzz World Team Tennis and the Albany Patroons Basketball Club.

Dr. Flik joined OrthoNY in 2005.

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 orthopedic 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 the Albany Empire (AFL).

Practice Specialty:

Dr. Flik’s practice involves all aspects of shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He was the first surgeon in the Capital Region to hold 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

Professional Experience:

Dr. Flik is the author of over a dozen journal manuscripts, orthopedic textbook chapters, and technique papers that review various topics in sports medicine. He reviews publications for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Dr. Flik has trained and taught many residents and fellows during his career. Dr. Flik is a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society. Dr. Flik is the Medical Director of OrthoNY Ambulatory Surgery Center-Albany. 

Dr. Flik enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He likes to travel, run, ski, and play hockey, tennis, and golf.

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  • Undergraduate

    Dartmouth College

  • Medical School

    University of Vermont School of Medicine

  • Internship

    New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Medical Center

  • Residency

    Hospital for Special Surgery

  • Fellowship

    Sports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

  • Society

    • ASES (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons)
    • AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine)
    • NESES (New England Shoulder and Elbow Society)
    • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sub-specialty certification in Sports Medicine


  • OrthoNY Ambulatory Surgery Center – Albany (formerly Executive Woods Ambulatory Surgery Center)
  • St. Peter’s Hospital
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
  • Samaritan Hospital

Sport Affiliations

  • Dr. Flik was recently appointed Team Physician for the Albany Firewolves lacrosse club.
  • Sport Affiliations



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