David Wei, MD, MS

Dr. David Wei

  • 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, Massachusetts

David Wei, MD, MS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained specialist in the evaluation and treatment of hand, wrist and elbow conditions and injuries. He is surgically skilled 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 TraumaHe 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

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I heard about Dr. Wei from a friend for whom he’d provided elbow treatment. I decided to try him for the disabling arthritis I have in both my thumb joints, even though I’d been seeing another well-respected doctor who has become impossible to get an appointment with. Dr. Wei has given me cortisone shots in each thumb joint three times, since Sept 2019. He is the best! First, he explained where I have arthritis in my hands and pointed out areas I was unaware of. Kind, gentle, and very considerate as he administers the shot, which can be painful, he has gained my total confidence. There is a surgical procedure for this condition that he has described and, if and when these injections stop working, I will definitely use him as my surgeon. He is one of the best doctors ever I have ever seen for any reason. (5 Star Review on Healthgrades from J.W.)
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American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) 
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
New England Hand Society (NEHS)
Phi Beta Kappa
Gold Humanism Honor Society


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery


Hôpital Adventiste d’Haïti
Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dec. 2013


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, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, New York, 2014

Robert E. Carroll, MD Hand Resident Award
for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, New York, 2013 & 2014

Rosamond Kane Cummins ’52 Award
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2009

First Place Podium Presentation
New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, New York, NY, 2008

Dr. Alfred Steiner Award
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2008

Clarence W. Mendell Prize
Yale College, New Haven, CT, 2004


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

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

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

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.

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.

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