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David Frumberg, MD, FAAOS

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Contact Information

David Frumberg, MD, FAAOS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

    P.O. Box 208071

    New Haven, CT 06520-8071

    United States



David Frumberg, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine. He is co-director of the Yale Limb Restoration and Lengthening Program. He is the director of the Cerebral Palsy Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

He specializes in complex orthopedic conditions that require more attention and care. He works closely with patients and their families to understand their needs and unique goals. He enjoys collaborating with other medical professionals to maximize the functioning and comfort of patients of all ages. Dr. Frumberg utilizes state of the art surgical techniques, and is devoted to providing his patients with innovative and compassionate care. His areas of expertise include:

  • Limb lengthening and stature lengthening
  • Limb deformity correction
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Neurologic conditions that cause joint contractures
  • Fracture nonunions and malunions
  • Musculoskeletal infections

Dr. Frumberg is enthusiastic about providing lifelong care for patients with cerebral palsy and genetic and developmental disorders, and is one of the few orthopedists who also cares for adults with these conditions. He is proficient in observational gait analysis and advanced surgical techniques, using these skills to improve his patients’ abilities to walk, run, play sports, and interact with the world. He is devoted to studying the effect of aging in neurodevelopmental disorders, and how he can intervene to keep his patients performing to their highest abilities. His adult clinic offers treatment for other contracture-producing neurologic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury.

Dr. Frumberg also cares for patients with complex limb problems, co-directing the Yale Limb Restoration and Lengthening Program. He completed a traveling fellowship with the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, where he received specialized training with the nation’s leading experts in complex limb reconstruction. He applies this expertise as a member of Yale's Pediatric Metabolic Bone Program. He has expertise in fractures that have not healed, or those that healed incorrectly. He performs limb lengthening surgery and surgery to restore limb function for both children and adults. He is also an expert in stature lengthening, also called height surgery, which includes both increasing and decreasing height.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Children's Hospital Colorado (2017)
  • Fellowship
    Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (2017)
  • Residency
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2016)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2011)
  • BS
    Cornell University (2007)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Christopher Pavlides, MD, Memorial AwardSUNY Downstate Medical Center2011
Eagle Scout2003

Professional Service

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS)Membership committee, 2020-present; Communications committee, 2022-present2018 - Present
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)Member2018 - Present
Special Olympics ConnecticutMedFest Clinical Director2018 - Present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)Member2017 - Present
Connecticut Orthopedic SocietyMember2017 - Present
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)Lifespan Care Committee, 2019-present2016 - Present

Departments & Organizations