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David S. Weiss, MD

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

  • hallux rigidus
  • bunion
  • iliotibial band syndrome
  • piriformis syndrome
  • patellar tendonitis
  • sprain
  • ankle injuries
  • foot pain
  • hip impingement syndrome
  • patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • stress fracture
  • ankle sprain
  • metatarsalgia
  • sesamoiditis
  • knee injury
  • tendinitis
  • foot arthritis
  • muscle strain
  • sports injury
  • achilles tendonitis
  • foot fracture
  • orthopedic procedure


  • 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, Orthopedic Surgery, 1986
  • MD from Yale University, 1981

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (NY University)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Viacom Employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Locations and Appointments

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David S. Weiss, M.D.

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

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dance medicine, performing arts medicine

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Academic office

317 East 34th Street

3rd Floor

New York, NY 10016




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