Physical Therapy Faculty

Malachy McHugh PhD

Email: mchugh@nismat.org

Malachy McHugh received his PhD in Exercise Physiology in 1999 from the University of Wales, Bangor. Since 1999, Dr. McHugh has been the Director of Research at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) at Lenox Hill Hospital in New Your City. He leads a multidisciplinary research team including orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, biomechanists, biomedical engineers, and athletic trainers. The research encompasses areas such as randomized clinical trials in orthopaedic sports medicine, injury epidemiology, and basic and applied research in nutrition, physiology, and biomechanics. Dr. McHugh is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the Orthopadeic Research Society. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at New York University and has also held teaching positions in the Department of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University and the Department of Physical Education at Hunter College in New York City. He has been a consultant with the New York Rangers Hockey Team since 2000. Dr. McHugh's varied research interests include exercise-induced muscle damage, musculoskeletal flexibility, muscle strain injury, and anterior cruciate ligament injury.