David Tuckman, MD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specializing in Surgery of the Hand & Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
David Tuckman, M.D. received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1998. He completed an internship in general surgery in 1999, and a four-year residency in orthopaedic surgery in 2003, both at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Tuckman was then dual fellowship-trained at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. One fellowship was in Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy and one was in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity.
Dr. Tuckman began working in private practice in 2005, and he joined Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset in 2007.
He specializes in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), as well as in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. Dr. Tuckman has special interests in sports-related injuries as well as traumatic injuries of the upper extremity, including fractures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. In addition, he specializes in tendon ruptures/lacerations, nerve laceration, post-traumatic reconstruction, rotator cuff injuries and arthroscopic repair, shoulder dislocations/labral tears, and arthritis and nerve-related conditions of the hand and upper extremity.
Dr. Tuckman has lectured nationally and internationally and has published extensively on a broad range of topics related to sports medicine, hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery, including wrist fractures, arthritic conditions of the hands and upper extremity fractures. Dr. Tuckman is also involved in the design of new, cutting-edge orthopaedic surgical implants. He is dedicated to teaching, is integrally involved in training residents in the North Shore University Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. In addition, he is a lifetime member of International Bone Research Association (IBRA).
Dr. Tuckman has received numerous awards, including the North Shore University Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine Consultant of the Year Award, the North Shore University Long Island Jewish Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Teacher of the Year Award (multiple years), and the North Shore-LIJ Health System Outstanding Teacher Award.
Dr. Tuckman is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, and he has an additional Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS), a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the American Medical Association and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He serves on the Executive Board of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Since 2012, Dr. Tuckman has been selected annually as both a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Hand Surgery and a Newsday Top Doctor in Hand Surgery. He also has the distinction of being a U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. Dr. Tuckman has been selected as a Superdoctor since 2014 and has been featured in the New York Times. In addition, Dr. Tuckman was included in New York Magazine's Best Doctors in the 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020 editions.
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