David Privitera, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Warsaw, NY, Wyoming County Community Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery Warsaw, NY

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgeon-Shoulder and Sports Medicine Specialist

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  • I attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons where I obtained my MD. I then completed residency in orthopaedic surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo. I subsequently completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction at Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

    I offer comprehensive, operative and nonoperative treatment of the shoulder, including rotator cuff and labral tears, complex shoulder instability, fractures, and replacement including both anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. I also perform hip and knee arthroscopy for sports injuries and pre-arthritic conditions. At the forefront of biologic joint preservation for active patients with meniscus or cartilage problems, I further specialize in complex meniscus repair, meniscus transplant, cartilage transplant (including MACI), corrective osteotomies, and as of March 2019, I have become one of the few FDA certified providers of the “Collagen Meniscal Implant” in New York State. I also care for exertional compartment syndrome, Achilles tendon ruptures, and other sports injuries.

    I am board certified in orthopaedic surgery and offer complete orthopaedic evaluations with current, evidence-based treatment options. I care for many area high school, collegiate, and recreational/weekend warrior athletes. I am a native Rochesterian and a graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School. I received my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and enjoy outdoor sports, listening to and playing music, and spending time with family and friends.

Education & Training

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's HospitalFellowship, Sports Medicine, 2012 - 2013
  • University at Buffalo
    University at BuffaloResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2007 - 2012
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsClass of 2007
  • Northwestern University BA, Biology and psychology , 1999 - 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2013 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2012 - 2014
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Clinical Outcomes Following the Latarjet Procedure in Contact and Collision Athletes.  
    Privitera DM, Sinz NJ, Miller LR, Siegel EJ, Solberg MJ, Daniels SD, Higgins LD., JBJS Am, 3/21/2018

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