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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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

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
  • Crystal Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Infection
  • Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee (Non-Operative)
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Knee Fractures Repair
  • Knee Infection
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Revision Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Deformities
  • 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
  • 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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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
Fax: (215) 829-2478
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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