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David Tuckman, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Great Neck, NY, St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center


Orthopaedic Surgery Great Neck, NY

Elbow Surgery, Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Orthopeadic Associates of Manhasset

Overview of Dr. Tuckman

Dr. David Tuckman is an orthopedic surgeon in Great Neck, NY and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and has been in practice 19 years. Dr. Tuckman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 41 doctors at Glen Cove Hospital and one of 136 doctors at Long Island Jewish Medical Center who specialize in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has more than 10 publications and over 100 citings.

Education & Training

  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint DiseasesFellowship, Hand Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery), 2004 - 2005
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
    NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases2003 - 2004
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999 - 2003
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellInternship, Surgery, 1998 - 1999
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of MedicineClass of 1998
  • Wheaton College
    Wheaton CollegeBA, Biological Chemistry, Cum Laude, 1990 - 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1999 - 2025
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Surgery of the Hand

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2013-2014
  • Newsday - Top Doctors on Long Island Castle Connolly, 2012-2014
  • US News and World Report Best Doctors List US News and World Report, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Interruption of the Phosphoglucose Isomerase Gene Results in Glucose Auxotrophy in Mycobacterium smegmatis.  
    Tuckman D, Donelly RJ, Zhao FX, Jacobs WR and Connell ND, Journal of Bacteriology, 1997, Vol 179 No 8

Books/Book Chapters


  • The Significance of Fever in the Immediate Post-Operative Period after Total Knee Replacement.
    Tuckman D, Patel R, Kondralyov D and Marwin S, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  • The Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Repair of Meniscal Defects in Rabbits.
    Tuckman D, Lucas P, Razzano P, Schenendorf J, Dines DM, and Grande D, Orthopaedic Research Society, Dallas, TX
  • Gene Enhanced Tissue Engineered Repair of the Meniscus.
    Font-Rodriguez D, Tuckman D, Watnik N, Dines D, and Grande DA, New York Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium, NY
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  • Hemiarthroplasty for Complex Four – Part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus: Technical Considerations and Surgical Technique. 
    Dines D, Tuckman D, and Dines J, University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 2002, Vol. 15

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Empire BCBS HMO
    Empire BCBS PPO
    Great West PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    MVP Healthcare PPO
    Oxford Health Freedom
    Oxford Health Liberty
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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