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David Frumberg, MD, FAAOS

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Co-Director, Yale Limb Restoration and Lengthening Program, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation; Director, Cerebral Palsy Program, Orthopaedics & 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, Medicine (2011)
  • BS
    Cornell University, Biological Sciences (2007)


  • Striving for comprehensive and equitable care for females with disabilities: multidisciplinary insights
    Orlando, FL, United States 2024
    NASPAG 0224 Annual Clinical & Research Meeting
  • Emergency department visits after pediatric supracondylar humerus fracture.
    Long Beach, CA, United States 2024
    Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Ankle fracture open reduction and internal fixation among patients with cerebral palsy
    Chicago, IL, United States 2023
    AACPDM 77th Annual Meeting
  • Diversity in the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society and representation at annual meetings
    Olympic Valley, CA, United States 2023
    LLRS 32nd Annual Meeting
  • Shared decision making: opportunities and concepts in the care of individuals with cerebral palsy
    Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2023
    35th Meeting of the European Academy for Childhood Disability
  • Pilons and Frames
    Conference with South Sudan 2023
    Complex Lower Extremity Trauma in South Sudan
  • course faculty
    Verona, Veneto, Italy 2022
    Limb Reconstruction Masterclass
  • The State of Tone Management in Children with CP in North America: What Can We Learn from Each Other?
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2022
    AACPDM 76th Annual Meeting
  • Low Radiation Dose Radiographs Are Reliable for Hip Surveillance for Children with Cerebral Palsy
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2022
    AACPDM 76th Annual Meeting
  • Ultrasonic bone scalpel for long bone resections in limb reconstruction
    Portland, OR, United States 2022
    LLRS 31st Annual Meeting
  • Pain and fatigue in adults with cerebral palsy
    virtual eCourse 2022
    AACPDM eCourse
  • Confessions of a Young AMC Surgeon: Inspiration Gained More Than Lessons Learned
    Orlando, FL, United States 2022
    17th Annual AMCSI Conference
  • Goal shifting in cerebral palsy: when and how to shift primary clinical efforts away from "medicalization" and towards participation and community integration
    Barcelona, CT, Spain 2022
    EACD 34th Annual Meeting
  • Total hip arthroplasty in patients with cerebral palsy: a matched comparison of 90-day adverse events and 5-year implant survival
    Virtual 2021
    AACPDM 75th Annual Meeting
  • course faculty
    Ospedaletto, Veneto, Italy 2021
    Limb Reconstruction Masterclass
  • Patients with cerebral palsy undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty experience greater odds of complications and worse implant survival at five years
    San Diego, CA, United States 2021
    AAOS Annual Meeting
  • Adults with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita: hip and knee
    virtual 2021
    AMCSI 16th Annual Conference
  • Burosumab improves lower limb alignment in children
    New York, NY, United States 2021
    LLRS 30th Annual Meeting
  • Total hip arthroplasty in patients with classic hemophilia: a matched comparison of 90-day outcomes and implant survival at 5 years
    virtual 2021
    AOA Annual Leadership Meeting
  • Hip spica casting is not necessary after hip reconstruction in children with cerebral palsy
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2020
    AACPDM 74th Annual Meeting
  • Pain and fatigue in adults with cerebral palsy: from state of science to treatment options
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2020
    AACPDM 74th Annual Meeting: Pre-conference symposium
  • An integrated collaborative model to promote shared decision making and parent-provider partnerships in the clinical management of cerebral palsy
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2020
    AACPDM 74th Annual Meeting
  • Bilateral amputee sprinters outperform their unilateral competitors
    Orlando, FL, United States 2020
    14th ISPRM World Congress
  • Applications of ultrasonography in limb lengthening and reconstruction
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
    LLRS 28th Annual Meeting
  • Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in children undergoing orthopedic surgery
    Charlotte, NC, United States 2019
    POSNA Annual Meeting
  • Adaptive skiing affects the quality of life of children with physical disabilities
    Hollywood, FL, United States 2016
    AACPDM 70th Annual Meeting

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Christopher Pavlides, MD, Memorial AwardSUNY Downstate Medical Center2011
Arnold Gold Humanism Honor SocietySUNY Downstate College of Medicine2009
Paul N. Hunt Citizenship AwardCornell University2006
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America2003

Professional Service

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS)Membership committee, 2020-present; Membership committee chair, 2021-present. Podcast committee, 2020-2022. Communications committee, 2022-present2018 - Present
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)Member2018 - 2023
AO North AmericaMember2018 - Present
Special Olympics ConnecticutHealth Advisory Committee2018 - Present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)Fellow2017 - Present
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)Fellow2016 - Present

Departments & Organizations