David S. Feldman, MD

David S. Feldman, MD

Professional Biography

David S. Feldman, MD is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and a professor of orthopedic surgery & pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center / NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, specializing in the care of children with complex scoliosis, arthrogryposis, hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and lower limb deformities.

After graduating from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in 1988, Dr. Feldman interned in general surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in June 1993 and spent the next year in fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto with a special interest in pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. In 1994, Dr. Feldman returned to New York and joined the Orthopedics Department at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Since completing his studies, Dr. Feldman has been at the forefront of both simple and complex pediatric orthopedic treatments. He has helped many children with orthopedic deformities and conditions avoid surgery through early detection. His expertise with advanced non-surgical and surgical techniques has allowed hundreds of children to resume their normal activities after recovery times that are shorter than those of other methods.

Dr. Feldman is also the founder of The Center for Children at NYU Langone Medical Center / NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, an organized team of specialists that devise and implement individual plans of care for children with special needs.

Experience

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Pediatrics
NYU Langone Medical Center / Hospital for Joint Diseases
2011 – Present

Founder & Director
The Center for Children at NYU Langone Medical Center / Hospital Joint Diseases
2002 – Present

Chief, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
NYU Langone Medical Center / Hospital for Joint Diseases
1998 – Present

Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
NYU School of Medicine / Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute
1995 – Present

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
David S. Feldman, MD
1994 – Present

Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
NYU School of Medicine
2007 – 2011

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
NYU School of Medicine
1995 – 2007

Clinical Director, Immediate Care Unit
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
1994 – 1998

Chief, Spina Bifida Services
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
1994 – 1998

Fellow, General Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children
1993 – 1994
Toronto, Canada

Resident, Orthopedic Surgery
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
1989 – 1993

Intern, General Surgery
NYU Langone Medical Center
1988 – 1989

My Practice

Nowadays, medical and surgical offices are often impersonal. Conversations and relationships between patients and their physicians are often replaced with physician extenders such as nurses and physician assistants. I am all for the inclusion of physician extenders in providing care but they shouldn’t replace my relationship with the child and family. My practice is somewhat retro in this regard but I wouldn’t have things any other way. Many of the children and adults I treat have chronic conditions that require many years of follow up. My understanding and relationship with the family in an environment that they feel comfortable in is crucial in achieving the best outcome possible.

I believe that when patients and families visit my office, they should feel cared for and the environment should be non-threatening. My staff is helpful and welcoming so families can turn to us in their time of need and because white coats can scare children, my office has a “no white coat” policy.

Reception Area Entrance

Reception Area Entrance

Reception Area Right

Reception Area Right

Children's Playroom

Children’s Playroom

Patient Examination Room

Patient Examination Room

Affiliated Hospitals

All surgeries are performed at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) or NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) where I am the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Pediatrics. My relationship with these hospitals dates back 26 years to my medical internship and residency. Since then, I’ve had the honor of working at these state-of-the-art facilities with talented and dedicated doctors, nurses, and administrative staff who help me to provide world-class care and treatment for my patients.

NYU Langone Medical Center

500 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Medical Center

“NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for orthopaedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation and is ranked in the top 10 in the country by U.S. News & World Report in all three areas.” Read more about the NYU Langone Medical Center.

The Hospital for Joint Diseases

301 E17th St
New York, NY 10003

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

“The Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s top 10 for both orthopaedics and rheumatology in the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report annual survey of ‘Best Hospitals’ in America.” Read more about The Hospital for Joint Diseases.