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David J. Bozentka, MD

David J. Bozentka, MD Physician

Chief, Hand Surgery Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Dr. Bozentka is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. David J. Bozentka

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2006 through 2019

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 1996
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormalities of the Hands
  • Amputation of Finger
  • Amputation of Thumb
  • Animal Bite of the Hand
  • Anterior Interosseous Compression Neuropathy
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
  • Arthritis of Fingers
  • Arthritis of Hand
  • Arthritis of Thumb
  • Arthroplasty Wrist
  • Arthroscopy of Wrist
  • Avascular Necrosis of Scaphoid
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Fingers
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Hand
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Lunate
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Wrist
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Removal of the Hand
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Brachial Plexus Exploration and Repair
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Bursectomy of Hand
  • Bursitis of the Hand
  • Bursitis of the Wrist
  • Cancerous Tumor Removal of the Hand
  • Carpal Sequestrectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cat Bite of Hand
  • Claw Hand
  • Cmc Thumb Arthroplasty
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Colles Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cyst Removal
  • de Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hand
  • Developmental and Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Developmental Hand Deformities
  • Digital Mucous Cysts
  • Digital Nerve Repair
  • Dislocated Thumb
  • Dislocation of Wrist
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Problem
  • Distal Ulnar Fracture
  • Dog Bite of Hand
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ectrodactyly
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Epicondylitis
  • Extensor Tendon Laceration
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fasciotomy of Hand
  • Felon
  • Finger Abscess
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Deformity
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Injection
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Reattachment
  • Finger Sprain
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Frostbite of Finger
  • Gamekeeper's Thumb
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath of Hand
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Gout of the Hand
  • Gout of the Wrist
  • Gymnast's Wrist
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Infection
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Steroid Injection
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Hand Wound
  • High Pressure Injection Injury of Hand
  • Human Bite of the Hand
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Joint Surgery of Hand
  • Joint Surgery of the Wrist
  • Lesion of Ulnar Nerve
  • Lunate Fracture
  • Madelung Deformity
  • Mallet Finger
  • Malunion Fracture of the Hand
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Metacarpal Sequestrectomy
  • Metacarpophalangeal Fusion
  • Microsurgery of the Hand
  • Microsurgical Replantation of the Hand
  • Microvascular Epiphyseal Plate Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Hand
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Wrist
  • Monteggia Fracture
  • Mp Joint Arthritis
  • Nail Bed Surgery
  • Nail Injuries
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nonunion Fracture of the Hand
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Oligodactyly - Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of Fingers
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Wrist
  • Osteonecrosis of the Hand
  • Palmar Fasciitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pollicization
  • Polydactyly
  • Postraumatic Radioulnar Synostosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radial Club Hand
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Radial Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Radius Fracture
  • Reconstruction of Thumb
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Repair Mallet Finger
  • Repair Trigger Thumb
  • Replantation of Extremities
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Surgery for de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Syndactyly
  • Syndactyly Repair
  • Synovectomy of Wrist
  • Tendinitis of the Hand
  • Tendinitis of the Wrist
  • Tendon Pulley Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tenoplasty of Hand
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tenosynovitis of Hand
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Thumb Hypoplasia
  • Thumb Reattachment
  • Toe Transfer
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulna Fracture
  • Ulnar Claw
  • Ulnar Club Hand
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ulnar Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Ulnar Variance
  • Ulnocarpal Abutment Syndrome
  • Upper Extremity Neuropathy
  • Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture
  • Wartenberg's Syndrome
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Instability
  • Wrist Reconstruction
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: West Virginia University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, National American Association for Hand Surgery, National American Orthopaedic Association, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National Eastern Orthopedic Association, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, Local Philadelphia Hand Club, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bozentka is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Cheema, A.N., Niziolek, P.J., Steinberg D.R., Kneeland B., Kazmer, N.H., Bozentka, D.J.: The effects of CT scans oriented along the longitudinal scaphoid axis on measurements of deformity and displacement in scaphoid fractures. Journal of Hand Surgery - American Volume 43 (12): 1092-1097,2018.

Ben-Amotz, O., Kruger, E.A., McAndrew, C., Lantieri, L., Bozentka, D.J., Steinberg, D.R., Chang, B., Levin, L.S.: Logistics in Coordinating the First Adult Transatlantic Bilateral Hand Transplant: Lessons Learned. Plast Reconstr Surg 142 (3): 730-735,2018.

Shubinets, V., McAndrew, C., Mauch, J., Glennon, A.R., Kovach, S.J., Gray, B.L., Steinberg, D.R., Bozentka, D.J., Lantieri, L., Chang, B., Levin, L.S., Lin, I.C.: Partial Hand Transplant: Lessons Learned From Cadaveric Dissection Studies J Hand Surg Am. 43 (7): 634-640,2018.

Kazmers, N.H., Liu, T.C., Wu, C.H., Steinberg, D.R., Bozentka, D.J., Levin, L.S., Gray, B.L.: Deferring Routine Wrist Radiography Does Not Affect Management of de Quervain Tendinopathy Patients. J Wrist Surg. 7 (2): 115-120,2018.

Kazmers, N.H., Gordon, J.A, Buterbaugh, K.L., Bozentka, D.J. Steinberg, D.R., Khoury, V.: Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Zone II Partial Flexor Tendon Lacerations of the Fingers: A Cadaveric Study. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 37 (4): 941-948,2018.

Kazmers, N.H., Liu, T.C., Gordon, J.A., Bozentka, D.J., Steinberg, D.R., Gray, B.L.: Patient- and Disease-Specific Factors Associated With Operative Management of de Quervain Tendinopathy. J Hand Surg Am 42 (11): 931,2017.

Kazmers, N.H., Fryhofer, G.W., Gittings, D., Bozentka, D.J., Steinberg, D.R., Gray, B.L.: Acute Deep Infections of the Upper Extremity: The Utility of Obtaining Atypical Cultures in the Presence of Purulence. Journal Hand Surgery - American Volume 42 (8): 663,2017.

Park, M.J., Gans, I., Lin, I., Levin, L.S., Bozentka, D.J., Steinberg, D.R.: Timing of forearm arterial repair in the well-perfused limb. Orthopedics 37 (6): 2014.

Park, M.J., Pappas, N., Kim, J., Bozentka, D.J.: Rate of clinically significant posttraumatic arthritis after small finger intra-articular carpometacarpal fractures. Orthopedics 36 (8): 1042-1046,2013.

Park, M.J., Pappas, N., Steinberg, D.R., Bozentka, D.J.: Immobilization in supination versus neutral following surgical treatment of Galeazzi fracture-dislocations in adults: case series. Journal of Hand Surgery - American Volume 37 (3): 528-531,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine at University City
3737 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3340
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366

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