David M. Auerbach, MD

David M. Auerbach, MD

Locations of Practice:


Practice Coordinator:  (818) 901-6600 Ext. 3990

Surgery Scheduler: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 3990

Physician Assistant: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 3990

Fax: (818) 901-4581

Additional Information:

Workers' Comp: 

Dr. Auerbach was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island. His undergraduate degree was earned at the State University of New York at Albany. He graduated from Medical School and completed his Internship and Orthopedic Residency at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

He spent a year in subspecialty training as a Fellow in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital/Medical College of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Auerbach is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a Qualified Medical Examiner (Q.M.E.) for the State of California Industrial Medical Council Department of Industrial Relations.

Dr. Auerbach has been involved in both basic science and clinical research, giving presentations at national and international meetings on hand and upper extremity anatomy, surgical reconstruction and skin grafting. Dr. Auerbach is a consultant for a number of orthopedic technology companies and is an inventor of surgical instruments with several United States Patents. He has authored textbook chapters and technique guides on the fixation of hand fractures and endoscopic carpal tunnel release, as well as wrist, elbow and shoulder arthroscopy.

Dr. Auerbach travels extensively around the world and enjoys sports, music, art and theater.

David M. Auerbach, MD, is available to see patients at the Van Nuys and Thousand Oaks offices.


  • Arthroscopic surgery of the wrist, elbow, and shoulder
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Fracture surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder
  • Reconstructive surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder
  • Nerve surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder
  • Microscopic surgical repair of nerves and arteries

"Had my thumb operated on and from the first visit to the last the doctor & his staff were very  professional, friendly & to the point of taking care of me. I wouldn't go anywhere else." – Blake S.  

"This was a great doctor.
He took the case that was started by another surgeon.
After removing pins from the elbow, and releasing the requirement for ongoing casting or splints, complete healing occurred without the need for physical therapy.
The doctor's assistant, Amy, was responsive, attentive, and able to arrange appointments around very busy schedules.
We had a great experience." – Joshua K. 

"I have had 6 different surgeries with the above checked Doctors and have had a great experience with all of them.  In addition, the PA's, Dr. Assistants, and schedulers have also been wonderful.  I recommend SCOI to all of my friends that are contemplating an Orthopedic Surgery." - Inez F.

"Dr. Auerbach and his staff were extremely friendly and caring during my brief visit to the SCOI. The nursing staff checked on me often to ensure my comfort, as well as my health. Whenever I needed something, the staff was quick to respond. The hospitality at SCOI truly left me with a feeling of professionalism and courtesy unmatched by any other in the health field." -- Parvis Z.

"I received numerous orthopedic injuries as a police k9 handler. Dr. Auerbach treated both arms and hands for nerve issues and torn ligaments in one hand. The experience with Dr. Auerbach and his great staff has been very pleasant. Amy and Dale were very helpful on several occasions. I received great customer service." -- Scott F.

"I broke my humorus at work on March 3, 2013. Because it was a workers comp case, I was not able to choose the doctor. I had a bad experience with the first doctor they assigned to me. But here at SCOI, I feel as though I have won the lottery. The care I have received here had been first rate. I appreciate the professionalism and kindness of all the people at SCOI." -- Venda K.

"I had shoulder surgery (rotator cuffon August 29, 2012. My experience was very positive with the doctor and the staff at the surgical center. They were all very friendly and put me at ease. I had prepared myself mentally for a long recovery however I have not experienced that. I am doing extremely well with my physical therapy and movement with my arm. It has been difficult not lifting heavy objects with my arm, but other than that I am doing great. I have started back to the gym this week doing Zumba (taking it easy on my arm) and feeling almost 'back to normal'. I will recommend Dr. Auerbach to anyone needing this type of surgery - my experience was successful!" -- Ellen M.

"I saw Dr. Auerbach recently for the first time, for problems with my shoulder, elbow, a trigger finger problem, and inflammation near my thumb. I found him to be a rare gem of a doctor. He is wonderfully caring, gentle, kind, exceptionally knowledgeable, and professional. He made me feel like he really honestly cared about the wellbeing and health of his patients. He did not rush through my office visit, like how other typical doctors rush through office visits, and he was very calm and centered, letting me ask questions. He answered those questions with great patience and clarity. I like to be involved in my own health treatments and options, and he was wonderful and explained to me my options for treatment, which were either steroid injections or wraps to wear on my elbow and hand/thumb area. I chose to go with the wraps and they have helped me tremendously. I had an entirely wonderful experience with him as my doctor. I trust him fully and would definitely go to him again, if I have any return of symptoms. I entirely recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who they can trust fully and who really, truly cares for his patients." -- Ursula

"To my relief, Dr. Auerbach was attentive, knowledgeable, and informative. His manner was pleasant, and generous, relative to the surgical skills formally performed by a surgeon unrelated to the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. The staff was equally pleasant and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Auerbach to friends and family, should they need his services and skills." -- JC E.

"I had a great experience at SCOI. Dr. Auerbach made me feel very comfortable with the procedure and his staff was very professional. I would definitely recommend SCOI to friends and family." -- Hilary M.


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