David S Weiss

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David S Weiss, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor;
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Clinical Addresses

317 E. 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-263-7743
Fax: 212-263-8810

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Medical Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Expertise

Meniscus Tears, Arthroscopic Surgery, Foot/Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine, Performing Arts Medicine, Knee Problems/Surgery, Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, Dance Medicine, Achilles Tendon Tears

Clinical Responsibilities

I believe that orthopaedic care should be personal, with time available to discuss your problem and the various treatment options. A comprehensive consultation includes an examination and ordering or review of diagnostic tests, including x-rays and, if warranted, MRI scans. I will often recommend initiating treatment with specific stretching and strengthening exercises, with a referral for physical therapy, and sometimes with a prescription for medication and/or shoe modifications. Many patients will find that their problems resolve with this type of treatment. Injections may be recommended for some conditions. I will recommend surgery for patients with certain specific injuries and for those whose condition does not improve.

My approach to orthopaedic care is based upon my training in sports medicine. My special interest is the care of orthopaedic injuries to performing artists. I am Orthopaedist to Mark Morris Dance Group, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Parsons Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Ballet Hispanico and, for their New York engagements, Cirque du Soleil. I have served as Orthopaedist for over 3 dozen Broadway and off-Broadway theatrical productions, including The Will Rogers Follies, Guys & Dolls, Miss Saigon, Cats, The Who's Tommy, Grease, Monty Python's Spamalot, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Riverdance on Broadway, Shrek the Musical and 9 to 5 the Musical. For a list of current productions, see my website (http://www.WeissMD.info). I am also Orthopaedist to The Juilliard School, where I work with student musicians, dancers, actors and singers.

Dr. Weiss is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science and was formerly President of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.



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Board Certification

2000 — Ab Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery


1977-1981 — Yale University School of Medicine, Medical Education
1981-1982 — Yale - New Haven Medical Center (Surgery), Internship
1982-1986 — NYU Medical Center (Orthopaedic Surgery), Residency Training
1986-1987 — University of Chicago Medical Center (Sports Medicine), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Interests

Performing arts medicine; Sports Medicine.

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Iontophoresis successfully delivers dexamethasone sodium phosphate to dermis as measured by microdialysis
Joshi, Abhay; Stagni, Grazia; Cleary, Ann; Patel, Komal; Weiss, David S; Hagins, Marshall
2014 Jan;103(1):191-196, Journal of pharmaceutical sciences
— id: 746482, year: 2014, vol: 103, page: 191, stat: Journal Article,

Early knee changes in dancers identified by ultra-high-field 7 T MRI
Chang, G; Diamond, M; Nevsky, G; Regatte, R R; Weiss, D S
2013 Jan;:?-?, Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports
— id: 212562, year: 2013, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Micro-finite element analysis applied to high-resolution MRI reveals improved bone mechanical competence in the distal femur of female pre-professional dancers
Chang, G; Rajapakse, C S; Diamond, M; Honig, S; Recht, M P; Weiss, D S; Regatte, R R
2012 Aug;:1407-1417, Osteoporosis international
— id: 176417, year: 2012, vol: , page: 1407, stat: Journal Article,

Injuries in professional modern dancers: incidence, risk factors, and management
Shah, Selina; Weiss, David S; Burchette, Raoul J
2012 Mar;16(1):17-25, Journal of dance medicine & science
— id: 178958, year: 2012, vol: 16, page: 17, stat: Journal Article,

When can I start pointe work? Guidelines for initiating pointe training
Weiss, David S; Rist, Rachel Anne; Grossman, Gayanne
2009 ;13(3):90-92, Journal of dance medicine & science
— id: 102409, year: 2009, vol: 13, page: 90, stat: Journal Article,

A profile of the demographics and training characteristics of professional modern dancers
Weiss, David S; Shah, Selina; Burchette, Raoul J
2008 ;12(2):41-46, Journal of dance medicine & science
— id: 101130, year: 2008, vol: 12, page: 41, stat: Journal Article,

Grip lock injuries to the forearm in male gymnasts
Samuelson M; Reider B; Weiss D
1996 Jan-Feb;24(1):15-18, American journal of sports medicine
— id: 20793, year: 1996, vol: 24, page: 15, stat: Journal Article,

Rehabilitation of dance injuries to the shoulder, lumbar spine, pelvis, and
Weiss DS; Zlatkowski M
1996 ;5(4):477-496, Orthopaedic physical therapy clinics of North America
— id: 20819, year: 1996, vol: 5, page: 477, stat: Journal Article,