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Danielle M. Wilbur, M.D.

Danielle M. Wilbur, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

4.9 out of 5 stars
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About Me

I am a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist and nerve surgery. I have extensive experience in microsurgery, sports injuries, degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist, compressive neuropathy, as well as complex hand trauma. I have a special in...
I am a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist and nerve surgery. I have extensive experience in microsurgery, sports injuries, degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist, compressive neuropathy, as well as complex hand trauma. I have a special interest in severe Duputyren disease of the hand, utilizing innovative dynamic external fixation to improve contractures. My other interests include nerve injuries and complex fracture care. I have been on faculty at the University of Rochester since 2015, primarily practicing at the Strong West/Brockport location.

I am passionate about providing care that is individualized to the patient to maximize function and recovery, through both surgical and non-surgical methods. Education is key to my practice, making sure that no questions are left unanswered and that patients truly understand their disease, injury, and treatment options. My zest for education extends to physicians as well, as I am heavily involved in education of the next generation of orthopaedic and plastic surgery residents and fellows. I am one of the associate program directors for the orthopaedic surgery residency and currently am the interim division chief of hand surgery. My goal is to provide safe, effective, advanced care to all my patients.

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 2014 - 2015

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University Hospital. 2010 - 2014

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), George Washington University Hospital. 2009 - 2010


MD | SUNY Upstate College of Health Professions. 2009


Strong Star. 2018

Strong Stars (11). 2017

Strong Stars (3). 2016

9th Annual Tri-City Meeting Fellow Research Competition - 3rd place. 2015

Strong Star. 2015

Washington Orthopedic Society Resident Research Competition - 3rd place. 2013

University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Award of Distinction. 2005

Wyeth Lederle Vaccines Award for the 2005 Biotechnology Student of the Year. 2005

Advanced Honors Day Thesis Research Presentation - 1st place. 2005


At the University of Rochester, my research interests are broad and include attempting to answer questions that are encountered in my daily clinical practice. My research in Dupuytren’s disease includes improving outcomes via the use of a dynamic external fixator, risks of developing palmar fibromat...
At the University of Rochester, my research interests are broad and include attempting to answer questions that are encountered in my daily clinical practice. My research in Dupuytren’s disease includes improving outcomes via the use of a dynamic external fixator, risks of developing palmar fibromatosis following elective hand surgery, and various outcome measures via the PROMIS initiatives. I serve as a grant reviewer for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). Additionally, I serve as the hand, wrist and microsurgery editor for the VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project Editorial Board.


Journal Articles

Modified Long Toe Extensor Tendon Harvest for Use as Intercalary Graft in Upper Extremity Reconstruction.

Gaspar MP, Wilbur DM, Stern PJ, Culp RW

The Journal of hand surgery.. 2017 March 42 (3):e209-e213. Epub 01/19/2017.

Principles of Tendon Transfer.

Wilbur D, Hammert WC

Hand clinics.. 2016 August 32 (3):283-9. Epub 05/02/2016.

Results of laboratory evaluation of acute knee effusion after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: what is found in patients with a noninfected, painful postoperative knee?

Paci JM, Schweizer SK, Wilbur DM, Sutton LG, Werner FW, Scuderi MG, Cannizzaro JP

The American journal of sports medicine.. 2010 November 38 (11):2267-72. Epub 08/10/2010.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

5.0 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Excellent doctor

Mar 28, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr Wilbur and her staff are amazing!

Mar 24, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Wilbur is great!

Mar 05, 2024

5.0 stars

I love U of R Ortho. I have had many ortho surgeries. All my Dr. Are the very best!

Mar 02, 2024

5.0 stars

She is the BEST!! I have sent several friends & family to her -

Feb 20, 2024

5.0 stars

Provider was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly

Dec 10, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Wilbur is wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone for problems with hand/wrist issues. She also has a wonderful "bedside" manor and takes the time answer all my questions.

Dec 01, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. very helpful & concerned.

Nov 15, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Wilbur explained all the ins and outs of my course of treatment! Wonderful, wonderful doctor!!

Oct 23, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr Breton and Dr Wilbur worked together to give me a plan of action

Oct 01, 2023


All very good!

Sep 25, 2023



Sep 22, 2023


There are none better than Dr. Wilber. It a dream that all doctors were as care and concerning along with a sense of humor.

Sep 22, 2023


I want a deeper biomechanical explanation for my residual deviation of my finger but I totally understand the time constraints that preclude getting to that level.

Sep 20, 2023


Dr. Wilbur is an amazing and caring physician!

Aug 23, 2023


She's the best Dr ever.

Jul 28, 2023


I could not be more satisfied with the service provided by Dr. Wilbur. She would be my first choice for any Orthopedic care I would need.

Jun 29, 2023


Both Andrew Hamm, DO and Danielle Wilbur, MD were very nice and helpful! Everyone at URMC Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Strong West was very busy, but still took the time to be friendly and listen. It really is a great team! Dr. Wilbur put me at ease right away and explained everything very clearly!

Jun 23, 2023


My provider could easily be a better teacher than half the professors at [...]. When I left appointments I felt very knowledgeable about my health condition, with her explaining not only what was wrong but why it was wrong in great detail that was easy to understand. While I am not a nursing student, I walked away from each appointment feeling well versed in nursing criteria.

Jun 14, 2023


Excellent Bedside Manner, and Knowledgeable

Jun 06, 2023


Dr. Wilbur is kind, thoughtful, and compassionate

Apr 28, 2023


I would use this provider again if health concerns warrant such a visit.

Apr 23, 2023


Excellent care. Clean, concise, informative, knowledgeable... services.

Apr 07, 2023


She is awesome!!

Mar 31, 2023


She is fantastic!!

Mar 29, 2023


Excellent doctor

Mar 19, 2023


One word for Dr. Wilbur AWESOME! I just can't say enough good about her.

Mar 06, 2023


Dr Wilbur is so friendly and personable. She's always happy to answer any questions and explains things in detail to help me understand. She takes the time to listen to any questions I have. I highly recommend her to anyone that may need an Orthopedic.

Mar 02, 2023


Best doctor, caring, personable & knowledgeable!

Feb 16, 2023


I had a broken wrist. The procedure was cut and dried. Followup appointment also routine

Jan 19, 2023


Good experience.

Dec 21, 2022


I want to say that Dr. Wilbur is an excellent provider, she is always happy, enthusiastic, encouraging, and pleasant to be with. She is a good listener and provides excellent feedback as needed, I love her. May God bless her and keep her as awesome as she is forever!

Dec 20, 2022


Dr Wilbur sat with me for 20 mins. She listened and answered all my questions And concerns about my wrist/arm break. I even had one more question after she left the room. I opened the door and looked out. Dr Wilbur was down the hall and walked right towards me and took my question. Really thankful to have her as my doctor

Dec 11, 2022


The provider made it possible for me to see someone in the clinic to fit a splint right after my visit with her. The office staff facilitated this process. I did not have to wait long at all.

Oct 29, 2022


Dr Wilbur is second to none. She provides the best service and care of any of the UofR Doctors I have ever encountered.

Oct 28, 2022


Very thorough and professional care for my problem and how it affects my life and everything is described to me in a way that I understand

Oct 14, 2022


Dr. Wilbur is an excellent physician who truly cares for her patients!

Aug 24, 2022


Dr Wilbur is awesome!

Aug 20, 2022


Doctor Wilbur, is a outstanding doctor. She cares about her patients. She explains things and if can shows you how this will help you. Explains everything she is going to do. Doctor Wilbur is a doctor who wants to see her patients go back to as much of a normal life/work life as possible. I would percent recommend doctor Wilbur to my family and friends. If I ever need to see doctor Wilbur again I would definitely see her again if I ever have a wrist/hand problem.

Aug 11, 2022


Dr. Wilbur is an awesome doctor.

Aug 11, 2022


I have already recommended Dr. Wilbur to several people including my husband.

Jul 27, 2022


Very pleased

Jul 21, 2022


This was my first meeting with Dr Wilbur, since my previous doctor left the practice. She immediately put me at ease with her warm and friendly demeanor. She thoroughly explained the pathophisiology of my condition, and I left the visit both comfortable and Informed with the plan of care.

Jul 17, 2022


I'm not sure if they hear what I say I do for a living. I do a lot of lifting and stuff in my hands are the problem but nobody puts me on light duty or anything like that

Jul 14, 2022



Jul 14, 2022


Dr. Wilbur was entirely attuned to the concerns I expressed regarding my finger and hand. She explained and normed the experience of arthritis and provided me with an encouraging and clear-eyed consultation and plan for moving forward.

Jul 04, 2022


I have already recommended this office and the providers I have been treated by to a friend. The Doctor was clear on what was going on and the options I had. The Doctor let me make the decision about my course of action.

Jun 28, 2022


All good.

Jun 10, 2022


Dr Wilbur explained every detail concisely

May 24, 2022


Great doctor!

Mar 18, 2022


One of the smartest, friendliest and coolest doctor I have ever seen

Mar 14, 2022


Dr. Wilbur was amazing! Explained diagnosis well, took X-rays & explained abnormalities, gave options for treatment. Spent good deal of time with me.

Mar 08, 2022


All good none bad

Feb 26, 2022


I have recommended Dr. Wilbur and her team to as many people as I have met that have hand problems.

Feb 25, 2022