David S. Feldman, MD


“My goal is to treat every patient in the most compassionate way possible using the best technology and resources.”


David S. Feldman, MD is an internationally recognized, American Board Certified, orthopedic surgeon who stands at the forefront of complex pediatric and adult orthopedic procedures and treatments. Dr. Feldman is currently the Director of Spinal Deformity and Hip Preservation Centers at the world-renowned Paley Institute in West Palm Beach Florida.

Dr. Feldman is an expert in the care of spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis and specializes in treating patients with complex conditions such as arthrogryposis, achondroplasia, MHE, hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, lower limb deformities and limb length problems.

Dr. Feldman helped pioneer the use of a computerized assisted device to develop and perform surgical techniques for the correction of limb deformity, the use of hip distraction in treating Legg Calves Perthes Disease, and for the prevention of infections after spinal surgery. He is currently involved in a clinical trial on the medical treatment of Multiple Hereditary Exostosis as well as multiple clinical research studies regarding the management of arthrogryposis, scoliosis, hip dysplasia and limb lengthening.

Dr. Feldman spent 15 years as the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Medical Center in New York City. In 2015, he relocated his practice to the Paley Institute to expand and perfect the care of his patients dealing with both routine and complex medical conditions. The Paley Institute allows Dr. Feldman an unparalleled ability to fully treat some of the world’s most difficult orthopedic cases, including those which were previously believed to be untreatable.

After graduating from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in 1988, Dr. Feldman interned in general surgery. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in 1993 at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and spent the next year in fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto with a special interest in pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. Dr. Feldman then returned to New York and joined the Orthopedics Department at NYU where he became a full Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics.

He has published scores of articles in top medical journals and presented worldwide on a variety of orthopedic conditions, from back pain to scoliosis to hip dysplasia to arthrogryposis. Dr. Feldman travels to Europe and Israel to perform surgery, allowing new patients to gain access to his critical expertise, as well as state-of-the-art care and management. Because of Dr. Feldman’s expertise in advanced non-surgical and surgical techniques, thousands of his patients around the world have become functional, pain-free and independent in their daily activities.

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Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Pediatrics
NYU Langone Medical Center / Hospital for Joint Diseases
2011 – Present

Founder & Director
The Center for Children at NYU Langone Medical Center / Hospital Joint Diseases
2002 – Present

Chief, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
NYU Langone Medical Center / Hospital for Joint Diseases
1998 – Present

Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
NYU School of Medicine / Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute
1995 – Present

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
David S. Feldman, MD
1994 – Present

Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
NYU School of Medicine
2007 – 2011

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
NYU School of Medicine
1995 – 2007

Clinical Director, Immediate Care Unit
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
1994 – 1998

Chief, Spina Bifida Services
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
1994 – 1998

Fellow, General Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children
1993 – 1994
Toronto, Canada

Resident, Orthopedic Surgery
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
1989 – 1993

Intern, General Surgery
NYU Langone Medical Center
1988 – 1989

“Dr. Feldman literally saved my life. He saved my ability to do everything I need and want to without having to worry about the future... I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone dealing with adult hip dysplasia, or hip preservation concerns.”
“After an extensive search, we knew we had found the right orthopedic surgeon to care for our child when we met Dr. David Feldman. At the outset and throughout the lengthy process, Dr. Feldman treated our child as a whole person and not just an isolated surgical issue. He was astute enough to discern when to treat us as physicians and when to treat us as parents. Dr. Feldman’s authoritative knowledge, broad experience, clinical judgment, and technical skill are outdone only by his warm heart and modest demeanor. We feel blessed to have found him.”
Ralph & Melissa
"Our son was born with skeletal dysplasia and at the age of 13 needed surgical intervention and a spinal fusion. Jordan’s surgery with Dr. Feldman went very well and he has returned to playing basketball, and all activities. We are extremely grateful for Dr. Feldman and his incredible expertise. As Jordan puts it, “He gave me my life back.”
Mike & Karen

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