Research & Publications
David Frumberg, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine. He is the director of the Cerebral Palsy Lifespan Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is co-director of the Yale Limb Restoration and Lengthening Program.
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, limb deformity correction, and height surgery
- Cerebral palsy
- 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 neurologic conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, 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.
Education & Training
- FellowshipChildren's Hospital Colorado (2017)
- FellowshipLimb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (2017)
- ResidencySUNY Downstate Medical Center (2016)
- MDSUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2011)
- BSCornell University (2007)
Honors & Recognition
|Christopher Pavlides, MD, Memorial Award||SUNY Downstate Medical Center||2011|
|Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS)||Membership committee, 2020-present||2018 - Present|
|Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)||Member||2018 - Present|
|Special Olympics Connecticut||MedFest Clinical Director||2018 - Present|
|Connecticut State Medical Society||Member||2018 - Present|
|American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)||Member||2017 - Present|
|American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)||Lifespan Care Committee, 2019-present||2016 - Present|