David J. Mitten, M.D.

David J. Mitten, M.D.

Contact Information

Clinton Crossings
4901 Lac De Ville Blvd, Bldg D
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Mitten's clinical practice includes all aspects of hand and wrist surgery as well as peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgery. He has a special expertise in surgical treatment of pediatric hand conditions, reconstructive surgery for arthritic and traumatic disorders of the hand and wrist, as well as upper extremity nerve disorders.
Dr. Mitten received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed a residency Orthopaedic Surgery at URMC and a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA. He is certified by both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mitten is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

If surgery is required, Dr. Mitten uses the convenient and efficient Clinton Crossings Procedure Rooms for outpatient surgical procedures when possible. The Procedure Room team of nurses and technicians that assist him are experts in the care of patients undergoing outpatient procedures. Dr. Mitten also works closely with our specially trained hand and upper extremity therapists in the Hand Rehabilitation program to direct your post-surgical care and to ensure a fast and successful recovery. When bracing is ordered by Dr. Mitten, our hand therapists are prepared to fashion custom orthoses on site the same day as your appointment.

Awards & Honors (National)

AOA | University of Rochester School of Medicine 1992
Tau Beta Pi | University of Rochester School of Engineering 1988

Awards & Honors (Local)

Meliora Award - PROMIS Team | University of Rochester | Rochester, New York 2016
Doctor of Medicine with Honor | University of Rochester School of Medicine 1992

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)


Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Doctor of Medicine with Honors | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1992
BS | Chemical Engineering | University of Rochester1988