NYU Langone Medical Center To Serve As Official Medical Center, Team Doctors For New York Empire

Physicians and athletic trainers will provide medical services throughout the season and will be courtside for every home match at the Legendary Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club
Dennis Cardone
( | Press Release | 2016-07-25 19:07:27 )
The New York Empire presented by Citi today announced that NYU Langone Medical Center will serve as the official Medical Center and team doctors for the New York Empire season and the Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO Finals at the venerable Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, the home of the US Open for over 60 years. The Empire season will open on Sunday, July 31, against the five-time defending champion Washington Kastles.

“We welcome NYU Langone Medical Center to our growing team of partners,” said Colleen Hopkins, Empire General Manager. “Mylan World TeamTennis has always been about best in class relationships, and there are no better partners to have on the medical side than the doctors and staff of one of the world’s elite facilities.”

Dennis Cardone, DO, will oversee the partnership as Team Physician. Dr. Cardone is an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, chief of primary care sports medicine, and co-director of the Concussion Center at NYU Langone. Dr. Cardone also serves as the head team physician for the athletic programs at NYU and Long Island University, the chief medical officer for the New York City Public Schools Athletic League, and as a team physician for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

“We are looking forward to helping keep the elite players of the Empire healthy and on the court during the season,” said Dr. Cardone of NYU Langone.

Currently, NYU Langone is ranked #5 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Hospitals for Adult Orthopaedics.” The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the largest and most accomplished orthopaedic programs in the country, recognized both nationally and internationally as a center of excellence in orthopaedic clinical care, education, research, and quality. NYU Langone’s musculoskeletal service areas have received top 10 rankings in the areas of orthopaedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2016 Mylan WTT season presented by GEICO season marks a return to professional tennis at one of the sport’s most historic facilities. The restored facility will be configured to seat 2,500 for six home matches from July 31 through August 13. Patrick McEnroe will serve as the coach of the Empire, and former US Open champion Andy Roddick will be the team’s marquee player along with New Jersey native, former Olympian and rising WTA star Christina McHale.

The Empire schedule, which includes promotions ranging from an opening night celebration of all-time tennis greats Billie Jean King and Virginia Wade, LGBTQ Pride Night, Salute to Strong Women and International Night and a full roster of players can be found at You can also follow the team on Twitter (@nyempiretennis) and Facebook ( To become a sponsor, purchase individual or season tickets or to get more information about VIP packages, please email, visit or call the New York Empire office at (844) 5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473).

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