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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine


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Walter Valesky, MD

Assistant Professor

Division of Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Walter Valesky is a board certified Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine specialist. He is the newest member of the Division of Sports Medicine team. Both as a former professional athlete and sports physician, Dr. Valesky brings extensive experience in working with athletic populations. Dr. Valesky completed his medical education at University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at SUNY Downstate in 2012 where he was Chief Resident in his final year. He subsequently remained at SUNY Downstate for a one-year fellowship in emergency ultrasound and then completed a one-year fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in 2014. While at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Valesky served as a sports physician for Long Island's local public school sports programs. He also was the Chief Team Physician for the U.S. Water Polo Team at the 2013 World Water Polo Championships in Kazakhstan.

Dr. Valesky is an accomplished athlete. He was a collegiate soccer player at Georgia State University and played professional soccer with the Atlanta Silverbacks and Wilmington Hammerheads. Now a Brooklyn resident Dr. Valesky spends his free time weight lifting, rock climbing, surfing and snow boarding.


Dr. Valesky specializes in non-operative athletic injuries, emergency medicine, emergency and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He maintains active involvement in research and teaching SUNY Downstate's Orthopaedic, Rehabilitation and Emergency Medicine residents. Currently, Dr. Valesky serves as a attending physician for PSAL's Brooklyn high school football teams and SUNY Downstate's Walk-In Injury Clinic.


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