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David R. Steinberg, MD

David R. Steinberg, MD Physician

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

Dr. Steinberg 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 R. Steinberg

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues from 2017 to 2019

Recognized in South Jersey magazine as a Top Doc of 2017

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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

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

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993

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 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
  • 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 Ulnar Fracture
  • Dog Bite of Hand
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • 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 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
  • Metacarpal Sequestrectomy
  • Metacarpophalangeal Fusion
  • Microsurgery of the Hand
  • Microsurgical Replantation of the Hand
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Fingers
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Wrist
  • Osteonecrosis of the Hand
  • Palmar Fasciitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polydactyly
  • Postraumatic Radioulnar Synostosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • 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)
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Surgery for de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • 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 Reattachment
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulna Fracture
  • Ulnar Claw
  • 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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • 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: 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 Orthopaedic Association, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National 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, International Paul R. Lipscomb Society, National Penn Orthopaedic Alumni Association, National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Hand Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local Princeton Alumni Association, International University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Steinberg 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.

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:

Chung KC, Sasor SE, Speth KA, Wang L, Shauver MJ, WRIST Group: Patient satisfaction after treatment of distal radius fractures in older adults J Hand Surg (European) : 2019.

Chung KC, Malay S, Shauver MJ, WRIST Group: The relationship between hand therapy & long-term outcomes after distal radius fracture in older adults: evidence from the randomized wrist and radius injury surgical trial Plast Reconstr Surg 144 : 230e,2019.

Serra-Lopez V, Falk D, Behar B, Gittings D, Steinberg D: Tips and tricks: treatment of a volar coronal shear lunate fracture with midcarpal instability University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 29 : 2019.

Stoekl B, Zlotnick H, Farrell M, Miller L, Schaer T, Hast M, Mauck R, Steinberg D: Design and implantation of an engineered porcine accessory carpal osteochondral unit University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 29 : 2019.

Shubinets Valeriy, Ben-Amotz Oded, Steinberg David R: A Subperiosteal Proximal Phalanx Osteoid Osteoma: A Challenging Diagnosis. The journal of hand surgery Asian-Pacific volume 24 (2): 233-237,2019.

Steinberg DR: Health System Update: Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Philadelphia VA Medical Center Update University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 29 : 2019.

Zelenski NA, Schmidt E, Gittings D, Steinberg D, Hast M: Low profile volar rim plates do not prevent flexor pollicus longus tendon wear compared to distally placed conventional plate University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 29 : 2019.

Stoeckl B, Zlotnick H, Hast M, Sennett M, Schaer T, Mauck R, Steinberg D: Developing a biologic replacement for the porcine accessory carpal as a model for treatment of thumb OA University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 29 : 2019.

Stoeckl B, Zlotnick H; Farrell M; Miller L; Schaer T; Hast M; Mauck R; Steinberg D: Design and Implantation of an Engineered Porcine Accessory Carpal Osteochondral Unit Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting : 2019.

Zlotnick HM, Stoeckl BD, Henning EA, Steinberg DR, Mauck RL: Increased Media Volume Enhances the Core Strength of MSC-based Engineered Cartilage Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting : 2019.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Orthopaedic Institute
3737 Market Street
Penn Medicine University City

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

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