David M. Privitera, MD



Main Location
Rochester Regional Sports Medicine Institute
2619 Culver Rd
Ste 2a
Rochester, NY 14609
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Orthopaedics at Wilson
800 Carter St
Rochester, NY 14621
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RRH Orthopaedics at Bay Creek
2000 Empire Blvd
Ste 150
Webster, NY 14580
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David Privitera, MD

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.

Over the course of this fellowship, he received subspecialty training in complex shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy. He also has extensive training in total and reverse total shoulder replacement, shoulder fractures and complex shoulder instability. At the 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 active patients.

Dr. Privitera’s practice specializes in shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine, including joint preservation procedures. He offers complete orthopaedic evaluations. A native Rochesterian, Dr. Privitera is a graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School and received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

Practice locations

  • Rochester (Culver Road)

  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Shoulder surgery
  • 2007, Columbia University, MD
  • 6/2007-6/2012, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • 08/2012-07/2013, Brigham and Women's Hospital


Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna Healthcare (RGH does not participate with the Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan)
  • CareIQ
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • ElderONE
  • Empire Plan
  • Excellus BCBS
  • Fidelis Care of NY (RGH does not participate with Fidelis Medicare Plans)
  • First Niagara Business Works
  • Emblem Health
  • HealthNow NY (RGH does not participate with HealthNow Medicaid Plans)
  • Health Republic
  • Humana (RGH does not participate with Humana Medicare. Some patients are still covered in full while others may incur a 50% Co-insurance bill.)
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Benefits (formerly RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin's Point - US Family Health Plan
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Monroe Plan
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • North American Administrators
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options (Behavioral Health)
  • Wellcare of New York