Dr. Claudette Lajam attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College. She completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Her post residency training was at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where she participated in the care of professional athletes from the NBA and WNBA.
Dr. Lajam is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with special interest in joint replacement, revision joint replacement, and sports medicine/arthroscopy. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center New York City and a volunteer physician for the Century Road Club Association and other New York City bicycling groups. . Dr. Lajam was part of the CURE Medical Relief team for the Haitian earthquake in 2010. This past March, she organized the NYU Maximizing Cycling Performance Symposium to help boost health education of NY cyclists.
She has authored numerous publications on knee reconstruction and sports medicine surgery, has spoken about joint replacement at national conferences and is involved with community outreach and lecture series.
Throughout her career, Dr. Lajam has been involved in cutting edge surgical techniques and research. She is the first female surgeon in the World to perform robot-assisted partial knee replacement.
Dr. Lajam is an avid cyclist and athlete. She is a team physician for USA Cycling, has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Cycle Club and is a major sponsor of an amateur cycling race team. She cares for recreational and elite cyclists as well as endurance and other athletes.