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David Tuckman, MD

Clinical Interests

Surgery of the Hand & Upper Extremity, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fracture Care

Located In

Great Neck

About

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 and 2018-2023 editions.

Aetna
  • Commercial Plans
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem / BCBS (non-NY)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
Cigna / Great West
  • Commercial CT, MetroNY
  • Cigna MetroNY
ConnectiCare
  • Commercial, including Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
EmblemHealth
  • GHI: CBP, National, Tristate; Bridge, Network Access, Medicare Choice PPO
  • HIP: Prime, Premium, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime/Bold/Reserve
  • With Connecticare: HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Choice / Passage
Empire BCBS
  • Commercial and Exchange (except for connection and connection exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
New York Medicare
New York State Health Insurance Program
  • Empire Plan
New York State Workers Compensation
No-Fault
Northwell Direct
United Healthcare
  • Commercial Charter, Choice, Core, Navigate, Nexus, PPO, Select and Doctors plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Managed Medicare
United Healthcare Oxford
  • Oxford Commercial Liberty, Oxford Freedom, and Oxford Metro Plan

Fellowship

Fellowship in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity: New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases

Fellowship in Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy: New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

College

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Chemistry: Wheaton College

Internship

Internship in General Surgery: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Surgery of the Hand Subspecialty Certification

Memberships
  • Lifetime Member of the International Bone Research Association, Inducted in 2019
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Inducted in 2011
  • Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Inducted in 2010
  • Member of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Inducted in 2008
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inducted in 2008
Appointments
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Anatomy and Ultrasound for the Upper Extremity Instructor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, 2013-Present
  • Annual National Advanced Field Amputation Course Instructor, New York City Emergency Medical Services, 2013-Present
  • Clinical and Surgical Physician Instructor, Northwell Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005-Present
  • Clinical and Surgical Physician Instructor, Northwell Health System Department of Plastic Surgery, 2011-Present
  • Clinical Physician Instructor, Northwell Health System Department of Emergency Medicine, 2011-Present

  • Castle Connelly Top Doctor in the field of Hand Surgery, 2012-Present
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors – Top Doctor in the field of Hand Surgery, 2016, 2018-Present
  • Newsday Top Doctor in the field of Hand Surgery, 2012-Present
  • Superdoctor, 2014-Present
  • US News and World Report Top Doctor in field of Hand Surgery, 2012-Present
  • Nassau County Medical Society Member of the Month, 2022
  • Northwell Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery “Teacher of the Year” Award, 2009 and 2020
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery “Teacher of the Year” Award, 2008 and 2014
  • Inducted as an Honorary New York City Police Surgeon, 2013
  • North Shore University Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine “Consultant of the Year” Award, 2008
  • New York Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium – Third Place Sponsored by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 2001
  • Albert Einstein Summer Research Award, 1995
  • Wheaton Foundation Awards for the Support of Student Research, 1991-1993
  • Beta Beta Beta – National Biological Honor Society, Inducted in 1993

Publications
  • Fitzgerald M, Dong K, Tuckman D, Greenberg A, Lane L, Nellans K. Does Liposomal Bupivacaine Provide Additional Postoperative Pain Control after Distal Radius Fracture Volar Plating Performed with a Supraclavicular Nerve Block? Submitted for publication Hand. 2023
  • Fitzgerald M, Mullen R, Starecki M, Greenberg A, Tuckman D. Single Incision Modified Tension Slide Technique in Distal Biceps Repair: Improved Load to Failure While Reducing Surgical Pitfalls. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery 2022, Vol. 26 (3).
  • Mullen JR, Srinivasan CS, Tuckman D, Hammert WC. How to shoot and edit high quality surgical videos for hand and upper extremity surgery. Journal of Hand Surgery 2022, Vol. 47(5).  
  • Larsen C, Travis D, Rinaldi J, Greenberg A, Birdsong E, Tuckman D. Knotless Suture Anchor Suspensionplasty for Basal Joint Arthritis: A Prospective Case Series with Short-Term Outcomes. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases 2022;80(2):129-36.
  • Azad A, Tuckman D, Posner M. Stress Fracture of a Radius Resulting in Malunion: A Case Report. Bulleting of the Hospital for joint Diseases 2022;80(2): 160-63.
  • Osteoarthritis of the Carpometacarpal Joint of the Thumb: Suture Suspensionplasty Technique Using the Internal Brace. Gammal I and Tuckman D. In Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopywith Selected Open Procedures. Editor William Geissler. Springer Publishing. 2021.
  • Shah SS, Shah AS, Chadayammuri V, McGill M, Wei N, Tuckman D, Sgaglione NA. Arthroscopic Knotless Rotator Cuff Repair: Factors Associated with Construct Selection and Recent Trends from a Manual Review of 1617 cases. Journal of Orthopaedics 2018
  • Doering TA, Greenberg AS, Tuckman D. Dorsal Plating for Intra-articular Middle Phalangeal Base Fractures with Volar Instability. Hand 2019, 14(5):620-625.
  • Chen Y, Ekstein C, Patwa S, Greenberg AS, Tuckman D, Nellans K. Does Liposomal Bupivacaine Provide Additional Postoperative Pain Control for Distal Radius Fracture Volar Plating Performed with a Supraclavicular Nerve Block? Journal of Hand Surgery 2018, 43:9.
  • Baskies MA, Tuckman D, Paksima N. Management of Flexor Tendon Injuries Following Surgical Repair. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2008;66(1):35-40
  • Baskies MA, Tuckman D, Paksima N, Posner MA. A new technique for reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Aug;35(8):1321-5. Epub 2007 Jun 15.
  • Neri BR, Tuckman DV, Bravman JT, Yim D, Sahajpal DT, Rokito AS. Arthroscopic Revision of Bankart Repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007 Jul-Aug;16(4):419-24.
  • Tuckman D, Bravman J, Lee J, Rosen A, Sherman O. Outcomes of Meniscal Repair: Minimum of 2 Year Follow-up. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases. 2006, Vol 63:3
  • Tuckman D, Dines D. Long Head of the Biceps Pathology as a Cause of Anterior Shoulder Pain after Shoulder Arthroplasty: J Shoulder and Elbow. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 15(4):415-8, 2006.
  • Grande D, Tuckman D, Cook J, Watnik N, Mason J, Razzano P, and Dines D. Gene Enhanced Tissue Engineered Repair of the Meniscus. In Tissue Engineering in Musculoskeletal Clinical Practice. Editor Linda Sandell. Publisher AAOS. 2004
  • Dines D, Tuckman D, and Dines J. Hemiarthroplasty for Complex Four – Part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus: Technical Considerations and Surgical Technique. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 2002, Vol. 15.
  • Tuckman D, Donelly RJ, Zhao FX, Jacobs WR and Connell ND. Interruption of the Phosphoglucose Isomerase Gene Results in Glucose Auxotrophy in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Journal of Bacteriology, 1997, Vol 179 No 8.
Research
  • Cell Based and Gene Enhanced Techniques for the Repair Of Osteochondral Lesions in Rabbits, Daniel Grande PhD., North Shore University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Manhasset NY, 2001-2003
  • The Use of Image Guidance in Pedicle Screw Placement, Barron Lonner MD, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Hyde Park NY, 2001-2003
  • The Use of Pluripotent Stem Cells for the Repair of Meniscal Defects in Rabbits, Daniel Grande PhD., North Shore University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Manhasset NY, 2000-2002
  • The Significance of Fever in the Immediate Post-Operative Period after Total Knee Replacement, Scott Marwin MD, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Hyde Park NY, 2000-2002
  • Gene Enhanced Tissue Engineered Repair of the Meniscus Daniel Grande PhD., North Shore University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Manhasset NY, 2000-2001
  • The Use of Pancreatitis Associated Protein for the Prediction of Outcome in Traumatic Pancreatitis Using a Rat Model, Michael Zenilmen, MD, Jack D. Weiler Hospital Center Department of Surgery, Bronx NY, 1995-1998
  • The Analysis of Glucose and Glycerol Metabolic Pathways of Mycobacterium smegmatis, Barry R. Bloom, PhD. and William Jacobs, PhD., Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY, 1989=1997
  • Isolation of Novel Mycobacteriophage Culture Collections, Barry R. Bloom, PhD. and William Jacobs, PhD., Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY, 1992-1994
  • Directed student research projects in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Research Review Committee, Wheaton College, Norton MA, 1992-1994
  • Construction and Analysis of Mycobacteriophage Expression Libraries, Barry R. Bloom, PhD. and William Jacobs, PhD., Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY, 1990-1991
Presentations
  • Larson C, Tuckman D. 12 Minute Distal Radius Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation. Surgical Video Theater Presentation; ASSH Annual Meeting 2020.
  • Larson C, Tuckman D. Submuscular Ulnar Nerve Transposition. Surgical Video Theater Presentation; ASSH Annual Meeting 2020.
  • Larson C, Tuckman D. Jersey Finger Repair Augmented with the Volar Plate. Surgical Video Theater Presentation; ASSH Annual Meeting 2020.
  • Tuckman D. PIP Fracture/Dislocations: Making it Stable. Instructional Course Lecture. ASSH Annul Meeting. 2020.
  • Tuckman D. How to Economically Produce High Quality Videos. Instructional Course Lecture. ASSH Annul Meeting. 2020.
  • Gammal I, Tuckman D. Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint Fracture Dislocation Open Reduction Internal Fixation Through a Volar Approach. Surgical Video Theater Presentation; ASSH Annual Meeting 2019.
  • Gammal I, Tuckman D. Dorsal Approach and Plating of a Proximal Third Radius Fracture. Surgical Video Theater Presentation; ASSH Annual Meeting 2019.
  • Gammal I, Tuckman D. Basal Joint Arthroplasty with Internal Brace. Surgical Video Theater Presentation; ASSH Annual Meeting 2019.
  • Doering T, Rinaldi J, Greenberg D, Birdsong E, Tuckman D, Prospective Analysis of Knotless Suture Anchor Suspensionplasty for Treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis. E-Poster, ASSH 2019.
  • Tuckman D, Doering T; Volar Carpal Translation Maneuver for Plate Assisted Reduction of Distal Radius Fractures. Surgical Video Theater Presentation; ASSH Annual Meeting 2018.
  • Chen Y, Ekstein C, Patwa S, Greenberg AS, Tuckman D, Nellans K. Does Liposomal Bupivacaine Provide Additional Postoperative Pain Control for Distal Radius Fracture Volar Plating Performed with a Supraclavicular Nerve Block? American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Sept 2018.
  • Tuckman D, Doering T; PIP HemiHamate Reconstruction. Surgical Video Theater Presentation; ASSH Annual Meeting 2018.
  • Shah SS, Shah AS, Chadayammuri V, Wei N, Goldstein J, McGill M, Tuckman D. “Rotator Cuff Repair: What are the Surgical Technique Trends?” (March 2017) Orthopaedic Research Society; San Diego, CA
  • Mullen J, Starecki M, Greenberg A, Chahine N, Tuckman D; Modified tension slide technique in distal biceps repair: Improved load to failure while reducing surgical pitfalls; E-Poster, ASSH 2016.
  • Tuckman D, Patel R, Kondralyov D and Marwin S. The Significance of Fever in the Immediate Post-Operative Period after Total Knee Replacement. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, Feb. 2002
  • Tuckman D, Lucas P, Razzano P, Schenendorf J, Dines DM, and Grande D. The Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Repair of Meniscal Defects in Rabbits. Orthopaedic Research Society, Dallas, TX, Feb. 2002
  • Font-Rodriguez D, Tuckman D, Watnik N, Dines D, and Grande DA, Gene Enhanced Tissue Engineered Repair of the Meniscus. New York Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium, NY, April 2001
  • Tuckman D, Lucas P, Dines DM, and Grande D, The Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Repair of Meniscal Defects in Rabbits. New York Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium, NY, April 2001
  • Tuckman D, Khalsa O, Brennessel D, Connell N, Jacobs WR. Genetic and Enzymatic Analysis of Glucose and Glycerol Metabolic Pathways in M.smegmatis. American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1994
  • Tuckman D, Khalsa O, Brennessel B, Connell N, Jacobs WR. Analysis of Glucose and Glycerol Metabolic Mutants in M. smegmatis. Eastern New England Biological Conference, Framington, MA, Feb. 1993
  • Tuckman D, Connell N, Jacobs WR. Glucose and Glycerol Utilization Mutants of M. smegmatis. American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 1992
  • Barletta RG, Kim DD, Tuckman D, Snapper SB, Bloom BR. Construction and Analysis of Mycobacteriophage Expression Libraries. American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, May 1991