Education

  • College: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Tufts University Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Biography

David Wei, MD, MS, is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and fellowship-trained specialist in the Hand and Upper Extremity. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed papers published in top Orthopaedic journals and textbooks, and has been recognized for his clinical research with invited lectures and presentations across the country.  Currently, he serves on the Clinical Governance Board at Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, and as the Vice Chair for the Business of Hand Surgery Committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Wei’s is surgically talented in microsurgical nerve reconstruction, arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders, tendon reconstruction and repair, and endoscopic treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. His expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the upper extremity in both pediatric and adult patients. These include arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow; fractures; sports injuries; nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes; Dupuytren’s contracture; trigger finger and trigger thumb; bicep and triceps tendon tears and ruptures; lateral epicondylitis (“Tennis Elbow”) and ganglion cysts.

Dr. Wei graduated from Yale University where he received a combined Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude and Master of Science with distinction in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency training at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. He then received fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery at Tufts University Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Wei is actively involved in academic medicine and has authored and published many peer-reviewed scientific articles in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Hand Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Journal of Trauma. He has been invited to present his work at regional, national and international meetings for a variety of associations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Society of Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), and the Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology.

Other Languages: Chinese Mandarin and Spanish

Affiliations

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
    • Vice-Chair of the Business of Hand Surgery Committee
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH), Active Member
  • New England Hand Society (NEHS)

Honors

  • Castle Connolly® Rising Star 2021
  • H. Kirk Watson, MD Founder’s Award, New England Hand Society Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Chief Resident Teacher of the Year Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2014
  • Robert E. Carroll, MD Hand Resident Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2013 and 2014
  • Rosamund Kane Cummins ’52 Award, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2009
  • Alfred Steiner, MD Award, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Clarence W. Mendell Prize, Yale University, New Haven, CT
5 Star Google Rating from K.G.Patient

“Dr. Wei is very kind and warm. He made my daughter feel very comfortable during both of our visits. His staff are wonderful as well.”

5 Star Review on HealthgradesPatient

"WOW! What great service and professionalism I received from Dr. Wei and the entire staff at ONS. I really appreciated the constant communication to Dr. Wei and my PT had with one another. They both kept each other up to date with my progressive care. I am very happy with the results I received. I am pretty active, so to get back to doing around 90% of things I like only took 5 1/2 weeks after tendon replacement surgery! Sahweet!."

5 Star Google Review from D.D.Patient

"I have had several cysts in my wrist and Dr. Wei has been nothing short of attentive, meticulous, and caring. He took the time to sit with me and hear my concerns, discussed at length his plan of care, and executed the plan perfectly. And when my cyst grew back with vengeance, he quickly scheduled me for another surgery. Hands down the best medical care I've ever received. Love ONS & Dr. Wei!"

Videos and News Segments

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Risk factors for skin tears following collagenase clostridium histolyticicum to treat Dupuytren contractures

Wei D.H.; Cantlon, M.B.; Wakefield, D.B; Vitale, M.A.  Risk factors for skin tears following collagenase clostridium histolyticicum to treat Dupuytren contractures.  Journal of Hand Surgery.  45(10):989.e1-e10.  Oct 2020

Current Indications and Clinical Outcomes

Wei DH and Feldon P. Total Wrist Arthodesis: Current Indications and Clinical Outcomes. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2017 Jan; 25 (1): 3-11

Sublimis Sling (FDS Tenodesis) for Swan Neck Reconstruction

Wei DH and Terrono AL. Sublimis Sling (FDS Tenodesis) for Swan Neck Reconstruction. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 40(10), 2068-2074

Improving Value in Musculoskeletal Care Delivery

Wei DH, Hawker G, Jevsevar D, and Bozik KJ. Improving Value in Musculoskeletal Care Delivery. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2015 May; (9): 769-774

Dorsal Surgical Approaches to the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint: A Comparative Anatomic Study

Wei DH, Strauch RJ. Dorsal Surgical Approaches to the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint: A Comparative Anatomic Study. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014 Jun; 39 (6):1082-7.

High Pressure Injection Injuries of the Hand

Rosenwasser MP and Wei DH. High Pressure Injection Injuries of the Hand. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2014 Jan; 22 (1):38-45.

Smoking and Hand Surgery

Wei DH and Strauch RJ. Smoking and Hand Surgery. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2013 Jan; 38 (l):176-9.

Scaphoid Excision, Four Bone Arthrodesis versus Proximal Row Carpectomy: A Comparison of Contact Biomechanics

Tang P, Wei DH, Ueba H, Gardner T, Rosenwasser MP. Scaphoid Excision, Four Bone Arthrodesis versus Proximal Row Carpectomy: A Comparison of Contact Biomechanics. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2012 Sep; 37 (9):1861-7.

External versus Internal Fixation of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Trials

Wei DH, Poolman RW, Bhandari M, Wolfe VM, and Rosenwasser MP. External versus Internal Fixation of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Trials. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2012 Jul; 26 (7):386—94.

The Treatment of Wrist Osteoarthritis, SLAC wrist grade 3-4

Wei DH and Tang P. The Treatment of Wrist Osteoarthritis, SLAC wrist grade 3-4. Current Rheumatology Reviews. 2012 Nov; 8(4):261-265.

A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures Treated with External Fixation, Radial Column Plating, or Volar Plating

Wei DH, Raizman NM, Bottino CJ, Jobin C, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures Treated with External Fixation, Radial Column Plating, or Volar Plating. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2009 Jul; 91(7):1568-77.

Book Chapters

Hemi-hamate arthroplasty for the proximal interphalageal joint fracture dislocation

Wei, D.Vitale, M.A.; Moore, A.M.  Hemi-hamate arthroplasty for the proximal interphalageal joint fracture dislocation.  In: Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Volume II.  Ed: Chung, K.C., Wolters Kluwer, New York 2020: Chapter 12; 1822-1830.

Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation and Fusion for Trauma

Wei DH and Ludwig SC. Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation and Fusion for Trauma. Wiesel SW, Rhee J, Boden SD, Flynn JM. Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012

Arthrodesis of the Hand and Wrist: Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist

Wei DH and Feldon P. Arthrodesis of the Hand and Wrist: Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist. Hand Surgery Update VI. Editors: Murry P and Hammert W. [In Press]

Managing the “Mangled” Hand. Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Fingers

Wei DH and Rosenwasser MP. Managing the “Mangled” Hand. Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Fingers. [Submitted]

High Pressure Injection Injuries. Fingertip Injuries: Diagnosis, Management and Reconstruction

Wei DH and Strauch RJ. High Pressure Injection Injuries. Fingertip Injuries: Diagnosis, Management and Reconstruction. Editor: Rozmaryn LM. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing: 2015.

Percutaneous Release for Lateral Epicondylitis: An Office Procedure

Kimball HK and Wei DH. Percutaneous Release for Lateral Epicondylitis: An Office Procedure. Presented at the 7oth annual meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Seattle, WA, September, 2015.

Presentations

Podium Presentations

  • Accepted for Podium Presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, March 2016
  • Wei DH and Strauch RJ. Dorsal Surgical Approaches To The Proximal Interphalangeal Joint: A Comparative Anatomic Study. Podium Presentation at New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May 2012
  • Wei DH, Zhukovsky M, Hayden B, Cassidy C, Kimball H, The Posterior Drawer Test for Evaluating Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Elbow. Podium Presentation for the 43rd Annual meeting, New England Hand Society, Sturbridge, MA, December 2015
  • Wei DH, Klebanov B, Harrison B, Kimball H, Optimizing the Incision for Distal Biceps Repair: A Reliable Predictive Model. Podium Presentation at the 26th Annual Richard J. Smith Day, Boston, MA, May 2015
  • Wei DH, Harrison B, Klebanov B, Leslie B, Kimball H, Repair of Chronic, Partial Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures. Podium Presentation at 26th Annual Richard J. Smith Day, Boston, MA May 2015
  • Wei DH, Lombardi JM, Verveld CJ, Wei DH and Rosenwsser MP. Is Simple Trapeziectomy Sufficient for Treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis? A Meta-analysis of Comparative Clinical Trials. Podium Presentation at New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May 2014
  • Wei DH, Silverman M, Lombardi JM, Wilkerson J and Rosenwasser MP. Distal Radioulnar Joint Disruption in Distal Radius Fractures: A Novel Classification for Long-Term Clinical Outcomes. Podium Presentation at New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May 2014
  • Wei DH, and Strauch RJ. Dorsal Surgical Approaches To The Proximal Interphalangeal Joint: A Comparative Anatomic Study. Podium Presentation at New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May 2012
  • Wei DH, Poolman RW, Bhandari M, Wolfe VM, and Rosenwasser MP. External versus Internal Fixation of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta analysis of Comparative Trials. Podium Presentation at Resident and Fellow’s Conference at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA, September 2009
  • Wei DH, Poolman RW, Bhandari M, Wolfe VM, and Rosenwasser MP. External versus Internal Fixation of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta analysis of Comparative Trials. Podium Presentation at 10th EFORT Congress, Vienna, Austria, June 2009.
  • Podium Presentation at 2009 Congress of the European Federation of National Associations ofOrthopaedics and Traumatology, Vienna, Austria, June 2009
  • Podium Presentation at 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, February 2009
  • Podium Presentation at 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Maui, HI, January 2009
  • Podium Presentation at 24th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Denver, CO, October 2008
  • Podium Presentation at 63rd Annual Meeting of the American ~ Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL, September 2008
  • Podium Presentation at American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Combined Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, June 2008
    Podium Presentation at New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May 2008
  • Kim R, Wolfe VM, Wei DH, McKean JM, and Rosenwasser MP. A novel opponenspiasty for severe carpal tunnel syndrome: The FCR to APB tendon transfer. Podium Presentation at New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May 2008
  • Podium Presentation at New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May 2008
  • Podium Presentation at 49th Annual National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX, April 2008
  • Podium Presentation at 34th Annual Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum, Miami, FL, February 2008
  • Wei DH, Raizman NM, Bottino CJ, Jobin C, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures treated with External Fixation, Radial Column Plating, or Volar Plating.

Lectures

  • Moderator and Speaker for Instructional Course Lecture at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Las Vegas, NV 2019
  • Invited Instructional Course Lecture at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA 2017
  • Invited Instructional Course Lecture at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA 2018
  • Podium Speaker at Symposium at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA 2018
  • Wei DH, Danoff J, Makhni EC. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Presentation at New York Orthopaedic Hospital Hand Grand Rounds, New York, NY, December 2012
  • Wei DH, Swart E, Schulz B. Cervical Myelopathy. Presentation at New York Orthopaedic Hospital Grand Rounds, New York, NY, May 2012
  • Wei DH and Babatunde OM. Synovial Sarcoma. Presentation at New York Orthopaedic Hospital Tumor Service Grand Rounds, New York, NY, April 2011
  • Wei DH. Split Pectoralis Major Transfer. Lecture at Shoulder Service Technique Conference, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, January 2011
  • Wei DH. Glenoid Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation. Lecture at Shoulder Service Technique Conference, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, September 2010

Poster Presentations

  • Cantlon, M; Wei, D.H., Wakefield, D.B., Vitale, M.A.  Predicting skin tears following collagenase Clostridium histolyticum for Dupuytren’s disease.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting.  September 2018, Boston, MA
  • Wei DH, Silverman M, Lombardi JM, Wilkerson J, and Rosenwasser MP. Distal Radio ulnar Joint Disruption In Distal Radius Fractures: A Novel Classification for Long Term Clinical Outcomes. Poster Presentation at 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [Accepted]
  • Wei DH and Strauch RJ. Dorsal Surgical Approaches To The Proximal Interphalangeal Joint: A Comparative Anatomic Study. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA, September 2013
  • Tang P, Wei DH, Ueba H, Gardner T, Rosenwasser MP. Scaphoid Excision, Four Bone Fusion versus Proximal Row Carpectomy: A Comparison of Contact Biomechanics. Poster Presentation at 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March 2010
  • Wei DH, Raizman NM, Bottino CJ, Jobin C, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures treated with External Fixation, Radial Column Plating, or Volar Plating.
  • Columbia University Medical Center Dean’s Day For Research, New York, NY, May 2008
    6th Annual New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Symposium, New York, NY, December 2007