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David S. Wellman, <span>MD</span>

David S. Wellman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 606-1504
One of America's Top Doctors


Dr. David S. Wellman is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction. Dr. Wellman holds appointments at both Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he is an Assistant Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College. He has particular interests in articular fractures (bone breaks near major joints), injuries to the pelvis and acetabulum, and fracture non-union and mal-union. These interests also motivate his research work outside the operating room.

Dr. Wellman graduated cum laude from Duke University with a degree in Chemistry. He then completed medical school at the University of North Carolina, where he graduated with distinction and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He went on to complete a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, where he served as Chief Resident for the department. During his time at Northwestern, he received department awards for his teaching and his attention to patient care. Following residency, Dr. Wellman completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Hospital for Special Surgery. After competing his training at HSS, Dr. Wellman traveled to Germany and Switzerland for further surgical training in the care of trauma patients and pelvic reconstruction.

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2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residency: 2010 Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Fellowship: 2011 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center