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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Dr. Wei was extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough assessing my hand before “we” decided on surgery. He helped me weigh all the pros, cons, alternatives and helped make the final recommendation. I am sooo glad I had the surgery because I am still very active and I was able to bounce back from 2 full ligament transplants in my right dominant hand. I was back playing hockey within 6 weeks with the help of a strong Physical Therapist who helped me stay ahead of my post op plan. I would highly recommend Dr. Wei as this was my first surgery ever (50 years old) and not once did he push me one way or the other, we weighed all the risks which made me feel very confident in our treatment plan. Thanks again for all your help Dr. Wei, I am off to my 10 pm hockey game tonight, we are in first place……maybe because I am back helping the team!!! (5 Star Review on Healthgrades from D.)

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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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