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David R. Steinberg, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Staff, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Active Staff, Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Hand Fellowship Selection Committee, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Credentials Committee, Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Philadelphia Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania
Committee on Appointments & Promotions, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Education Officer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Epic/Practice Operations Committee, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgeon, Penn Hand Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Consultant, Center for Global Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Strategy & Market Development Workgroup, Musculoskeletal & Rheumatology Service Line, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
Penn Orthopaedic Institute
3737 Market Street
Penn Medicine University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-3340
Fax: (215) 349-5128
Education:
B.A. (Biology)
Princeton University, 1980.
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1984.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1984-1985.
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1985-1989.
Orthopaedic Research Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1985-1986.
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, Cooper Hospital and University Medical Center, Camden, NJ, 1989-1989.
Hand and Microsurgery Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1990-1990.
Certifications
National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate, 1985.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1993.
Certificate of Added Qualifications for Surgery of the Hand, 1994.
Recertification-ABOS & CAQSH, 2004.
Recertification-American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery , 2012.
Recertification - subspecialty Surgery of the Hand (through ABOS), 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

1. Cartilage repair with bioengineered hydrogels.
2. Tissue engineering for tendon repair.
3. Effects of non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications on rotator cuff repair.
4. Distal radius fractures.
5. Thumb basal joint arthritis.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Steinberg treats all forms of upper extremity pathology, both acute and chronic, focusing on hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. He performs hand & wrist arthroscopy. He also performs nerve repair & reconstruction in both upper & lower extremities. He has expertise in microsurgery, and is a member of the Penn Hand Transplant Program.

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Steinberg has a strong interest in resident & fellow education. He is Director of the Hand/Upper Extremity/Microsurgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of numerous committees in national organizations, most of which focus on orthopaedic education. He has served as an Examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2008.

Selected Publications

Kazmers NH, Fryhoher GW, Gittings D, Bozentka DJ, Steinberg DR, Gray BL: Acute deep infections of the upper extremity: the utility of obtaining atypical cultures and factors associated with culture positivity. American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting Jan 2017.

Kazmers NH, Gordon JA, Buterbaugh K, ASteinberg DR, Bozentka DJ, Khoury V: Ultrasound evaluation of zone II partial flexor tendon lacerations: a cadaveric study. American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting Jan 2017 Notes: poster presentation.

Steinberg DR: Common Hand Disorders. The Merck Manual – 20th Edition Merck Research Laboratories, Jan 2017 Notes: In Press.

Marvin E. Steinberg, Seong C. Oh, Vivian Khoury, Jayaram K. Udupa, David R. Steinberg*: Determining lesion size in osteonecrosis of the femoral head: A practical approach. Formosan Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders 7(3): 153-160, August 2016.

Riggin CN, Qu F, Dong HK, Huegel J, Steinberg DR, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Bernstein J: Electrospun PLGA nanofiber scaffolds release ibuprofen faster and degrade slower after in vivo implantation. The University of Pennyslvania Orthopaedic Journal 26: 116-7, June 2016.

Fisher Matthew B, Belkin Nicole S, Milby Andrew H, Henning Elizabeth A, Söegaard Nicole, Kim Minwook, Pfeifer Christian, Saxena Vishal, Dodge George R, Burdick Jason A, Schaer Thomas P, Steinberg David R, Mauck Robert L: Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cell and Growth Factor Delivery on Cartilage Repair in a Mini-Pig Model. Cartilage 7(2): 174-84, Apr 2016.

Henning EA, Seiber BN, Steinberg DR, Mauck RL: Increased Media Volumes Enhance Viability and Functional Maturation of MSC-Based Engineered Cartilage. Orthopaedic Research Society March 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

Riggin CN, Qu F, Dong HK, Huegel J, Steinberg DR, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Bernstein J : Electrospun PLGA nanofiber scaffolds release ibuprofen faster and degrade slower after in vivo implantation Orthopaedic Research Society March 2016 Notes: poster presentation.

Steinberg ME, Oh SC, Khoury V, Udupa JK, Steinberg DR: Determining lesion size in osteonecrosis of the femoral head. 19th Annual Symposium on Bone Circulation (ARCO) February 2016.

Saxena Vishal, Kim Minwook, Keah Niobra M, Neuwirth Alexander L, Stoeckl Brendan D, Bickard Kevin, Restle David J, Salowe Rebecca, Wang Margaret Ye, Steinberg David R, Mauck Robert L: Anatomic Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Engineered Cartilage Constructs for Biologic Total Joint Replacement. Tissue engineering. Part A 22(3-4): 386-95, Feb 2016.

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