David M. Hirsh, MD
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Practice Specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Replacement
- Medical Education
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
- Administrative Title
- Director Emeritus, Center for Joint Replacement Surgery; Attending Physician, Joint Replacement
- Clinical Focus
- Nonoperative and operative treatment for problems of arthritis of the hip and knee
- Research Focus
- Pain control after total knee replacement surgery; improved management and surgery of infected joint replacement; biomaterials used in joint replacements of the hip and knee
Green tea polyphenol treatment is chondroprotective, anti-inflammatory and palliative in a mouse post-traumatic osteoarthritis model.
The use of dermabond® as an adjunct to wound closure after total knee arthroplasty: examining immediate post-operative wound drainage.
Histologic retrieval analysis of a porous tantalum metal implant in an infected primary total knee arthroplasty.
Optimal irrigation and debridement of infected joint implants: an in vitro methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm model.
Optimal Irrigation and Debridement of Infected Total Joint Implants with Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
Dr. Hirsh attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1963. He completed his surgical internship at Montefiore Medical Center and his orthopedic residency at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jacobi Medical Center.
He continued as faculty in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery following his traveling fellowship to study total hip replacement in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Hirsh is a well-known expert in the field of joint reconstruction of the hip and knee. He has performed research in areas such as the treatment of total joint replacement infections, and cartilage degradation and regeneration in arthritis. He has published, and presented in the field of joint replacement. An experienced surgeon, Dr. Hirsh is also actively involved in the education of medical students and in the training of orthopedic residents in techniques of Joint Replacement Surgery.
Dr. Hirsh is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is affiliated with the following organizations: American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Eastern Orthopedic Association, New York Academy of Medicine, New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons.
He has also received the “Best Doctors” award from New York magazine, is listed among the “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly, and received the Alumni Faculty Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is listed among “The Best Doctors in America” and as a preferred provider by the Center for the Study of Services.