David E. Quinn, M.D.
Average Rating: 4.7 (20 reviews)
Elbow, General Orthopaedics, Hand, Shoulder, Trauma, Wrist

Beginning more than 2,000 years ago, philosophers have recognized and asserted that “life is motion” and “motion is life.” Dr. David Quinn respects how central to human nature is the power of narrative or stories.

Each patient comes with a story, a story to be heard and analyzed—a story to be considered along with findings on physical examination and in the context of additional imaging or laboratory studies.

Each orthopaedic problem itself tells its own story as the natural history of the problem meets nonoperative or even surgical treatment.

Dr. Quinn’s mission is to use his education, training, and experience to affect each orthopaedic story so as to maintain or restore each patient’s motions and thereby his or her life.

“As with all the other professionals I have seen at the Bone & Joint Center I had immediate and full confidence in his approach and suggestions for treatment. He confirmed the diagnosis, gave me the options, let me decide, then did the operation and while I'm still recovering I have every confidence that my arm will be back to normal well before the predicted six months is up.”
– Dick R.
“Dr. Quinn has performed 5 surgeries on me through the years. Bilateral endoscopic carpal tunnel releases, bilateral trigger thumb releases and the latest one was right rotator cuff repair surgery. He's always been a pleasure to see and to talk with, but it's his skill that really impresses me. He specializes in the upper extremity and really knows his stuff!! I really dreaded the rotator cuff surgery, knowing how long I'd have to be immobilized and the stiffness and pain that rehab usually brings. But he made the experience so easy right from day 1. The pain was minimal, I healed quickly and he was always very encouraging and the whole process was complete before I knew it! I'd never hesitate to have him perform ANY upper extremity surgery on me and will always go only to him as long as he's available. I've always meant to send some sort of a thank you letter to him and I'm ashamed to say I've neglected to do so. So here's my opportunity: a big huge THANK YOU, Dr. Quinn!!!!!! By the way, I'm a Certified Hand Therapist. So I'm very discerning about what providers I see!”
– Betsy C.
“Was treated for trgger finger in my thumb . I went to a emergent care back in November for the pain and was told something is wrong we will give you a cortizone shot. Two weeks later the pain came back , i called my primary DR. and he recommended Dr. Quinn. I was amazed at the care i was given at the start of the visit threw the end . Dr. Quinn expained all about my discomfort and how they should treat it.I went back to recieve another cortizone shot and was told how to ice it, excersise my hand and thumb month and a half pain free.”
– Thomas N.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts: Amherst College, Amherst, MA
  • Doctor of Medicine: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Hand and Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Castle Connolly "Top Doc," Orthopaedic Surgery, Hudson Valley Magazine, 2006-2015

Staff Appointments

  • Albany Medical College: Clinical Assistant Professor

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital


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