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David R. Steinberg, MD

David R. Steinberg, MD Surgeon

Director, Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Steinberg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tumor
  • Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery

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.

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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Association for Hand Surgery, National American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, National American Medical Association, American Orthopaedic Association, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National Arthritis Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Local DeForest Willard Society, National Department of Veterans' Affairs, Scientific Review Group on Regenerative Medicine, National Eastern Orthopaedic Association, National European Wrist Arthroscopy Society, International International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, International International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), International Kiros Research Society, National Massachusetts General Hospital Hand Club, National Orthopaedic Research Society, Paul R. Lipscomb Society, National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Hand Club, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local Princeton Alumni Association, International University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Steinberg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.

Research

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.

Selected Publications:

Kazmers NH, Fryhoher GW, Gittings D, Bozentka DJ, Steinberg DR, Gray BL: Acute deep infections of the upper extremity: the utility of obtaining atypical cultures and factors associated with culture positivity American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting : 2017.

Kazmers NH, Gordon JA, Buterbaugh K, ASteinberg DR, Bozentka DJ, Khoury V: Ultrasound evaluation of zone II partial flexor tendon lacerations: a cadaveric study American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting : 2017.

Steinberg DR: Common Hand Disorders The Merck Manual – 20th Edition : 2017.

Marvin E. Steinberg, Seong C. Oh, Vivian Khoury, Jayaram K. Udupa, David R. Steinberg*: Determining lesion size in osteonecrosis of the femoral head: A practical approach Formosan Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders 7 (3): 153-160,2016.

Riggin CN, Qu F, Dong HK, Huegel J, Steinberg DR, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Bernstein J: Electrospun PLGA nanofiber scaffolds release ibuprofen faster and degrade slower after in vivo implantation The University of Pennyslvania Orthopaedic Journal 26 : 116-7,2016.

Fisher Matthew B, Belkin Nicole S, Milby Andrew H, Henning Elizabeth A, Söegaard Nicole, Kim Minwook, Pfeifer Christian, Saxena Vishal, Dodge George R, Burdick Jason A, Schaer Thomas P, Steinberg David R, Mauck Robert L: Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cell and Growth Factor Delivery on Cartilage Repair in a Mini-Pig Model. Cartilage 7 (2): 174-84,2016.

Henning EA, Seiber BN, Steinberg DR, Mauck RL: Increased Media Volumes Enhance Viability and Functional Maturation of MSC-Based Engineered Cartilage Orthopaedic Research Society : 2016.

Riggin CN, Qu F, Dong HK, Huegel J, Steinberg DR, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Bernstein J: Electrospun PLGA nanofiber scaffolds release ibuprofen faster and degrade slower after in vivo implantation Orthopaedic Research Society : 2016.

Steinberg ME, Oh SC, Khoury V, Udupa JK, Steinberg DR: Determining lesion size in osteonecrosis of the femoral head 19th Annual Symposium on Bone Circulation (ARCO) : 2016.

Saxena Vishal, Kim Minwook, Keah Niobra M, Neuwirth Alexander L, Stoeckl Brendan D, Bickard Kevin, Restle David J, Salowe Rebecca, Wang Margaret Ye, Steinberg David R, Mauck Robert L: Anatomic Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Engineered Cartilage Constructs for Biologic Total Joint Replacement. Tissue engineering. Part A 22 (3-4): 386-95,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Orthopaedic Institute
3737 Market Street
Penn Medicine University City

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3340
Fax: (215) 349-5128
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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