Dr. David Kupfer, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

David M Kupfer MD 5395 Ruffin Rd Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92123 Get Directions
Dr. David Kupfer, MD
Dr. David Kupfer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Kupfer is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Murrieta, CA |
Very disappointed. Unprofessional staff starting from the phones, making the appt, to check in, and office visit. Dr. Kupfer spent less than 5 minutes with me, didn't give me any instructions on how to care for my torn ligaments in my fingers - which have now gotten worse. He talked more about his own finger injury than mine and told me mine wasn't as bad as his. Correct me if I am wrong but I am paying for him to talk about MY injury, not his and to not compare it.
Corona, CA |
Had carpal tunnel surgery, did well on procedure but everything else was poor. Office staff in Chula Vista was very overwhelmed and seemed to be undertrained/understaffed. Always late on appts. Seemed highly inefficient that you would have to be on top of your own medical history & expectations. Dr. Kupfer gave little to no explanation on outcome of surgery nor any info on what to do or expect other than to return to office in a week. Had to do own research on post op expectations. Not good.
in San Diego |
This doctor has been treating me for carpal tunnel syndrome for 6 months now. I was diagnosed by a qualified medical expert this week who determined that my injury is not carpal tunnel however, spinal related. Weirdly enough I was beginning to become disenchanted with David Kupfer, AND his staff, as every time I had an appointment there, I experienced long wait times before seeing the doctor, and long wait times after seeing the doctor, for aftercare or next appointment instructions. Check Yelp.
in Hemet, CA |
Did a fantastic job with surgery on little finger out of joint from fall. very pleasant, easy to talk to. Efficient office staff
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Dr. Kupfer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cancer
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Skin Cancer


  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California San Diego

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California San Diego

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Utah Med Center

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Wrist Replacement