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Danielle M. Wilbur, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 273-3385

Fax: (585) 273-3297

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


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.


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.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD | SUNY Upstate College of Health Professions

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015
Fellowship in Hand Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at George Washington University Hospital

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at George Washington University Hospital

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Strong Star
Sponsor: UR Medicine, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

Strong Stars (11)
Sponsor: UR Medicine, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

Strong Stars (3)
Sponsor: UR Medicine, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

9th Annual Tri-City Meeting Fellow Research Competition - 3rd place
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Strong Star
Sponsor: UR Medicine, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

Washington Orthopedic Society Resident Research Competition - 3rd place
Location: Washington, DC

University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Award of Distinction
Location: Buffalo, NY

Wyeth Lederle Vaccines Award for the 2005 Biotechnology Student of the Year
Location: Buffalo, NY

Advanced Honors Day Thesis Research Presentation - 1st place
Location: Buffalo, NY

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Journal Articles

Gaspar MP, Wilbur DM, Stern PJ, Culp RW. "Modified Long Toe Extensor Tendon Harvest for Use as Intercalary Graft in Upper Extremity Reconstruction." The Journal of hand surgery.. 2017 Mar; 42(3):e209-e213. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

Wilbur D, Hammert WC. "Principles of Tendon Transfer." Hand clinics.. 2016 Aug; 32(3):283-9. Epub 2016 May 02.

Paci JM, Schweizer SK, Wilbur DM, Sutton LG, Werner FW, Scuderi MG, Cannizzaro JP. "Results of laboratory evaluation of acute knee effusion after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: what is found in patients with a noninfected, painful postoperative knee?" The American journal of sports medicine.. 2010 Nov; 38(11):2267-72. Epub 2010 Aug 10.