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David M. Auerbach, MD

Specializes in conditions of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder including Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and Reconstructive Microsurgery.


Fellowship-Trained Hand and Upper Extremity 

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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 arthroscopy, nerve compression, and surgical reconstruction. 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 as well as wrist, elbow, and shoulder arthroscopy. 

For patients experiencing symptoms like wrist pain, numbness, and tingling in their hand associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr. Auerbach specializes in performing endoscopic carpal tunnel release, ensuring a faster recovery. Having performed well over 3,000 of these procedures, he is also responsible for designing the instruments. With these innovative designs, the medical procedure is efficiently completed in only three minutes, significantly reducing both time and the necessity for sutures so patients can recover quickly.

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 Westlake 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


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

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

Physician Assistant: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 3891

Fax: (818) 901-4581

Additional Information:

Workers' Comp: Yes
QME: Yes