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David J. Mitten, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Hand & Wrist, Pain & Injury; Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-7865

Fax: (585) 340-3050

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

1988
BS | University of Rochester
Chemical Engineering

1992
Doctor of Medicine with Honors | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
Internship in Surgery-General at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1997
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at UCLA Medical Center

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Awards

2017
2017 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement (for innovation in Healthcare)
Sponsor: National Patient Safety Foundation
Location: National Patient Safety Foundation Annual Congress from May

2016
Meliora Award - PROMIS Team
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, New York

1992
AOA
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

1992
Doctor of Medicine with Honor
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

1988
Tau Beta Pi
Location: University of Rochester School of Engineering

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2017
St John MJ, Mitten D, Hammert WC. "Efficacy of PROMIS Pain Interference and Likert Pain Scores to Assess Physical Function." The Journal of hand surgery.. 2017 Sep 0; 42(9):705-710. Epub 2017 Jul 12.

2017
M. O. PapugaC. DasilvaA. McIntyreD. MittenS. KatesJ. F. Baumhauer. "Large-scale clinical implementation of PROMIS computer adaptive testing with direct incorporation into the electronic medical record". Health Systems. 2017; 6(15): 1-13.

8/2015
Chimenti PC, Mitten DJ. "Google Glass as an Alternative to Standard Fluoroscopic Visualization for Percutaneous Fixation of Hand Fractures: A Pilot Study." Plastic and reconstructive surgery.. 2015 Aug 0; 136(2):328-30.

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