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David Richard 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
Chief of Hand Surgery, Philadelphia CMC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Director, Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Education Officer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Surgeon, Penn Hand Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Consultant, Center for Global Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Investigator,Translational Musculoskeletal Research Center, Philadelphia CMC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Acting Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, Philadelphia CMC VAMC
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 Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1985-1986.
Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery , University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 1988-1989.
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

Kim Minwook, Erickson Isaac E, Huang Alice H, Garrity Sean T, Mauck Robert L, Steinberg David R: Donor variation and optimization of human mesenchymal stem cells chondrogenesis in hyaluronic acid. Tissue Engineering. Part A September 2018.

Ben-Amotz Oded, Kruger Erwin A, McAndrew Christine, Bozentka David, Steinberg David, Chang Benjamin, Lantieri Laurent, Levin L Scott: Logistics in Coordinating the First Adult Trans-Atlantic Bilateral Hand Transplant: Lessons Learned. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 142(3): 730-5, September 2018.

Stephanie Thibaudeau; Benjamin Gray; Kevin Bonilla; Samuel Oduwole; David Bozentka; David Steinberg: Optimizing Post-Operative Pain Control in Ambulatory Hand Surgery: Acetaminophen with Codeine versus Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen. A Double-Blind Randomized Control Trial. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting September 2018.

Stephanie Thibaudeau, Benjamin L. Gray, Kevin Bonilla, Samuel Oduwole, David J. Bozentka, David R. Steinberg: Optimizing Postoperative Pain Control in Ambulatory Hand Surgery – Acetaminophen With Codeine versus Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen: A Double-Blind Randomized Control Trial: Level 1 Evidence. Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 43, Issue 9, S6–S7 43(9): S6-7, September 2018 Notes: presented at 73rd annual meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Steinberg Marvin E, Oh Seong C, Khoury Viviane, Udupa Jayaram K, Steinberg David R: Lesion size measurement in femoral head necrosis. International orthopaedics 42(7): 1585-1591, July 2018.

Shubinets Valeriy, McAndrew Christine, Mauch Jaclyn, Glennon Alyssa Ricker, Kovach Stephen J, Gray Benjamin L, Steinberg David R, Bozentka David J, Lantieri Laurent, Chang Benjamin, Levin L Scott, Lin Ines C: Partial Hand Transplant: Lessons Learned From Cadaveric Dissection Studies. The Journal of hand surgery 43(7): 634-640, Jul 2018.

Cheema A, Niziolek P, Steinberg D, Kneeland B, Kazmers N, Bozentka D: Do CT scan oriented along the longitudinal scaphoid axis change surgical management of scaphoid fractures? Research Day Symposium, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennyslvania June 2018 Notes: poster presentation.

Kim M, Sennett M, Ashley B, Stoeckl B, Koyama E, Friedman J, Neuwirth A, Henning E, Pleshko N, Burdick J, Steinberg D, Mauck R: In Vivo Translation of an Injectable Chondrocyte-laden Micro-Scale Noodle to Promote Cartilage Repair. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. Cheema A, Eby M (eds.). 28: 199-200, June 2018.

David R. Steinberg: 2018 Dedication: Marvin E. Steinberg, MD. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. Cheema A, Eby M (eds.). 28: 4-5, June 2018.

Cheema Adnan N, Niziolek Paul J, Steinberg David, Kneeland Bruce, Kazmers Nikolas H, Bozentka David: The Effect of Computed Tomography Scans Oriented Along the Longitudinal Scaphoid Axis on Measurements of Deformity and Displacement in Scaphoid Fractures. The Journal of hand surgery Jun 2018.

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