David S. Weiss, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7743

About Me

I believe that orthopedic care should be personalized, and I always make time to discuss my patients’ problems, concerns, and the various treatment options available at NYU Langone. I offer them a comprehensive consultation, which includes an examination, diagnostic tests, and a review of the results of testing, which includes X-rays and, when necessary, MRI scans.

At the beginning of treatment, I recommend sets of stretches and strengthening exercises in addition to providing patients with a referral to physical therapy. Sometimes, I also suggest medications or shoe modifications. For many people, these treatments can resolve symptoms. When a person’s condition does not improve, I recommend other procedures, such as injections or surgery.

I specialize in sports medicine, helping performing artists move past orthopedic injuries, so they can return to the stage. I provide care for various dance groups, including the Mark Morris Dance Group, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Parsons Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Ballet Hispanico, and—for its Manhattan engagements—Cirque du Soleil. I was the orthopedist for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1999 to 2011, when it disbanded.

I am proud to have served as the orthopedist for more than 75 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, Wicked, Evita, War Horse, Book of Mormon, Les Misérables, Motown, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, and Groundhog Day. I also provide orthopedic care to The Juilliard School, where I work with student musicians, dancers, actors, and singers.

When treating these artists, I work closely with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and acupuncturists who specialize in performing arts medicine. We provide the best and most comprehensive care possible.


Conditions and Treatments

sports injury, physical rehabilitation, sprain, muscle pull or tear, tendinitis, stress fracture, knee injury, ankle injuries, foot pain, hip impingement syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendonitis, ankle sprain, achilles tendinitis, foot arthritis (non-specific), foot fracture, metatarsalgia, sesamoiditis, hallux rigidus, bunion, iliotibial band syndrome, piriformis syndrome
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Assoc Director Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1989
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Chicago Medical Center, Sports Medicine, 1987
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1986
  • MD from Yale University, 1981
Departments

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Locations and Appointments

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  • Cigna
    • Cigna Behavioral Health
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    • MVP Select Care Inc.
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David S. Weiss, M.D.

317 East 34th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016

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Interests

dance medicine, performing arts medicine

Academic Contact

Academic office

317 East 34th Street

3rd Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-263-7743

Publications

  • When can I start pointe work? Guidelines for initiating pointe training

    Weiss, David S; Rist, Rachel Anne; Grossman, Gayanne Weiss, David S; Rist, Rachel Anne; Grossman, Gayanne
    Journal of dance medicine & science. 2009 . 13 (3): 90-92

  • Injuries in professional modern dancers: incidence, risk factors, and management

    Shah, Selina; Weiss, David S; Burchette, Raoul J Shah, Selina; Weiss, David S; Burchette, Raoul J
    Journal of dance medicine & science. 2012 Mar . 16 (1): 17-25

  • 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 Chang, G; Diamond, M; Nevsky, G; Regatte, R R; Weiss, D S
    Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports. 2014 Aug. 24 (4): 678-682

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