Diseases and Conditions
Meet the Sarcoma Physicians
David S. Geller, MD
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Practice Specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Oncology
- Medical Education
- Sackler School of Medicine, New York
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Associate Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology Laboratory; Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics
- Administrative Title
- Vice Chairman, Strategy and Innovation; Co-Director, Orthopedic Oncology
- Clinical Focus
Orthopedic oncology, orthopedic surgery, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, benign bone and soft-tissue tumors, metastatic carcinoma on the bone
- Research Focus
Osteosarcoma, with an interest in innovative treatment strategies for both local disease control and metastatic disease; evaluation of expression patterns in osteosarcoma and surgical margins using a xenograft osteosarcoma murine model; the functional role of bone morphogenetic proteins in osteosarcoma surgery; use of intraoperative navigation techniques for tumor surgery; tumorigenesis of osteosarcoma
Current and future therapeutic approaches for osteosarcoma.
The effect of bone morphogenetic protein-2 on osteosarcoma metastasis.
Targeted therapy of osteosarcoma with radiolabeled monoclonal antibody to an insulin-like growth factor-2 receptor (IGF2R).
Development of a Model System to Evaluate Local Recurrence in Osteosarcoma and Assessment of the Effects of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2.
Cell surface receptor expression patterns in osteosarcoma.
Alan Darby Case Report of the Year Award Skeletal Radiology (2009)
Teacher of the Year Orthopedic Surgery (2010)
Alumni of the Year Orthopedic Surgery (2012)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area
David S. Geller is a board-certified orthopedic oncologist who specializes in the treatment of both pediatric and adult patients with bone and soft-tissue tumors. He has been a full-time faculty member at Montefiore since 2006. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Geller is known for his expertise in musculoskeletal tumor surgery, with specific experience in bone and soft-tissue sarcomas, such as osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, liposarcoma and synovial sarcoma. He has extensive experience in managing patients with metastatic carcinoma of the bone as well. He routinely offers limb-salvage surgery using a wide array of reconstructive tools.
Dr. Geller earned his medical degree from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Montefiore. He received his fellowship training from the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Oncology Program, which included Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Geller serves as the Associate Director of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Research Laboratory at Montefiore. He leads numerous translational research efforts designed to investigate the pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms of bone and soft tissue cancers. He is interested in improved surgical techniques and novel therapeutic approaches for primary malignant bone tumors. He is actively involved in collaborative clinical trials both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Geller is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Muskuloskeletal Tumor Society, Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Children’s Oncology Group, American Orthopedic Association, and the American Association for Cancer Research.