Dr. David Epstein, MD

Dr. David Epstein, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. David Epstein, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

197 Ridgedale Ave Ste 300

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Contact Information

(973) 538-2334

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Dr. Epstein's Experience

Dr. Epstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Epstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Epstein "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Epstein "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."

6  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

15  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability

21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • New York University Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Mercy Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Epstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Epstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Epstein to family and friends
29 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Epstein's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Epstein was able to do an exam and identified a potential meniscus tear. Once this was confirmed via MRI, surgery was scheduled. The day of surgery went very smoothly. Dr. Epstein and his staff are very professional and made me feel extremely comfortable during and after the surgery. My...more
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As an active 39-year-old runner, it was very important to me that Dr Epstein cares about returning his patients to the quality-of-life they expect.
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Dr. Epstein gave me hope in the darkest time of my life.. His bed side manner is superb and as a surgeon he is amazingly skilled. Since my two surgeries he performed other doctors have looked at my X-rays and called Dr. Epstein's work a "home run" .... Great man and great doctor!
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Dr. Eptstein was referred to us by a neighbor after my son's foot injury was not healing. We were seen the next day and from the first appointment, he put us at ease with his knowledge, skill, empathy & kindness. An MRI confirmed the need for the surgery he recommended and we were able to...more
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I had 2 rotator cuff repairs with Dr. Epstein. With each injury (1 to each shoulder) he was very thorough in his diagnostics procedures and able to clearly explain my problem, tell me the options and walked me through the surgical procedures. He showed great confidence in achieving his surgical...more
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