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David G. Nazarian, MD

David G. Nazarian, MD Surgeon

Knee and Hip Surgeon Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Nazarian is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. David G. Nazarian

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999

Clinical Expertise:

  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Bursitis
  • Ceramic Hip Replacement
  • Complex Hip Revision Surgery
  • Congenital Orthopaedic Deformities
  • Crystal Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Infection
  • Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Cap Instability
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Knee Fractures Repair
  • Knee Infection
  • Knee Revision Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Non-Operative Knee Injury
  • Paget's Disease
  • Revision Hip Replacement Surgery

Description of Clinical Expertise

David Nazarian is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing solely in hip and knee replacement. His particular emphasis is on minimally invasive hip and knee surgery and in complex total joint surgery. Dr. Nazarian received his medical education and residency training at Columbia University and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nazarian is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: 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.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Orthopaedics
800 Spruce Street
1 Cathcart

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-2216
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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