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.