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David Michael Privitera, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Office Locations

David Michael Privitera, MD
2619 Culver Rd Ste 2A
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 266-0061

Dr. Privitera earned his Medical Doctorate from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He subsequently completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he cared for high school, college and professional athletes.

In the course of this fellowship he received subspecialty training in complex shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy. He also received extensive training in total and reverse total shoulder replacement, shoulder fractures, and complex shoulder instability. At the pioneering forefront of biologic joint preservation, he is also well-trained in cartilage transplant, autologous chondrocyte implantation, and corrective osteotomies for the treatment of cartilage injury and early arthritis in the active patient.

Dr. Privitera’s practice specializes in shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine, including joint preservation procedures. His handicapped accessible office on Culver Road features ready access to imaging, enabling him to provide patients with complete orthopaedic evaluations. A native Rochesterian, Dr. Privitera is a graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School and received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. He enjoys outdoor sports, listening to and playing music, and spending time with family and friends.

Western NY Medical Practice, PC
RGHS In-Network

Accepts New Patients

Accepts Children
Yes (adolescents 15 and older)

Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder, Hip & Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
2007, Columbia University, MD
08/2012-07/2013, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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