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David M. Epstein, M.D.


Ankle, Foot, Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine

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Dr. David M. Epstein is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports-related injuries of the shoulder, knee, foot, and ankle. His expertise includes nonoperative and operative (open & arthroscopic) treatment of shoulder, knee, and ankle disorders. He specializes in joint cartilage restoration/preservation of the knee and ankle, surgery of the meniscus, rotator cuff and labrum as well as ligament & tendon repair/reconstruction of the knee, shoulder, and ankle.

Dr. Epstein serves as a consulting physician for the United States Tennis Association at the annual US Open Tennis Tournament. He is also a consultant for the New York Jets. He currently serves as the team physician for Parsippany High School and assists in the care of many other local high schools.

Dr. Epstein graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in economics. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society while receiving his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He then performed his orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases where he published several articles in journals such as the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma.  While completing his residency, Dr. Epstein received specialized training at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, one of the nation’s busiest trauma hospitals.

Dr. Epstein is dual-fellowship trained in both orthopedic sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery. He completed his sports medicine fellowship training at Lenox Hill Hospital, where he assisted in the care of several professional and collegiate sports teams, including the New York Jets, New York Islanders, and the Hunter College Hawks, gaining experience in treating athletes at all levels of competition. During his fellowship, Dr. Epstein’s research was presented at several orthopedic meetings, and he co-authored a chapter in the textbook "Disorders of the Shoulder." Dr. Epstein then completed a second fellowship at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center with Dr. Mark Myerson, a world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon. While at the Institute, his training focused on the treatment of sports-related foot and ankle injuries, ligament repair/reconstruction, cartilage restoration, arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures of the foot and ankle as well as ankle replacement surgery.

He has given numerous lectures at both local and regional meetings and has recently published articles in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.

Dr. Epstein is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

He currently resides in Livingston, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.

In his free time, Dr. Epstein enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, snowboarding, and playing soccer, basketball, tennis, and golf.


Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Joint Preservation Surgery:  Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Stabilization & Labrum Surgery, Knee Meniscus Surgery, ACL Reconstruction, OATS Surgery of the Knee & Ankle, Microfracture of the Knee & Ankle, Open & Percutaneous Achilles Tendon repair, Ankle Fracture Surgery, Lisfranc Fixation and all other sports related injuries.

“It was a very satisfying experience. Dr. Epstein explained what was the problem in my left shoulder in a very clear and concise manor. He then explained how I should treat the problem to maintain mobility in my left shoulder. -- Charles G.”
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