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David L. Glaser, MD

David L. Glaser, MD Physician

Chief, Shoulder and Elbow Division Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Glaser is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. David L. Glaser

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Annular Ligament Displacement
  • Arthritis of Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Avascular Necrosis of Shoulder
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Elbow
  • Axillary Neuropathy
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Bankart Repair
  • Bicep Tendon Tear
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery
  • Bursitis of the Arm
  • Bursitis of the Elbow
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clicking Elbow
  • Clicking Shoulder
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Elbow
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Shoulder
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Bone Spurs (Osteophyte)
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Joint Excision
  • Elbow Mass
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement Surgery (Arthroplasty)
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Epicondylitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gout of the Arm
  • Gout of the Elbow
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Labrum
  • Locking Elbow
  • Locking Shoulder
  • Long Thoracic Neuropathy
  • Malunion of the Elbow
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Elbow
  • Minimally Invasive Elbow Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Musculocutaneous Neuropathy
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Elbow
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Upper Extremity
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Pectoralis Major Rupture Tendon Repair
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Plexopathy
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection of the Elbow
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Quadrangular Space Syndrome
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Repair of Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scapula Fusion Surgery
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Fracture Surgery
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Slap Tear
  • Spinal Accessory Neuropathy
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Synovectomy of Elbow
  • Synovectomy of Shoulder
  • Tendinitis of the Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Shoulder Revision
  • Tricep Repair
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Upper Extremity Neuropathy
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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: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International American Orthopaedic Association, International American Orthopaedic Association, National American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, National Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society, National Orthopaedic Research Society, International Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local Shoulder and Elbow Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Glaser is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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:

VanKlunen J, Soslowsky L, Glaser D: Tissue Engineering of the Rotator Cuff Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering : 1622-1629,2004.

Glaser DL, Schildhorn JC, Bartolozzi AR, Dennis R, Li J, Schumacker HR: The inadvertent introduction of skin into the joint during intra-articular knee injections: Do you really know what’s on the tip of your needle? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research : 2002.

Gannon FH. Glaser D. Caron R. Thompson LD. Shore EM. Kaplan FS.: Mast cell involvement in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva Human Pathology 32 (8): 842-8,2001.

Mahboubi S. Glaser DL. Shore EM. Kaplan FS.: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva Pediatric Radiology 31 (5): 307-314,2001.

Kaplan FS, Glaser DL, Shore EM, Emerson S, Mitchell D and The FOP Clinical Consortium: Medical Management of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Current Treatment Considerations Clinical Procedures Third International Symposium FOP 1 (1): 1-52,2001.

Shore EM, Glaser DL, Gannon FH: Osteogenic Induction in Hereditary Disorders of Heterotopic Ossification Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 374 : 303-316,2000.

Tan V. Pepe MD. Glaser DL. Seldes RM. Heppenstall RB. Esterhai JL Jr.: Well-leg compartment pressures during hemilithotomy position for fracture fixation Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 14 (3): 157-161,2000.

Glaser DL, Lotke PA: Cost effectiveness of immediate post-operative radiographs following uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty: A retrospective and prospective study of 750 patients Journal of Arthroplasty 15 (4): 475-8,2000.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Penn Medicine Center
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3440
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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