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David Schneider, M. D.

Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine

David Schneider M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Dr. Schneider is an expert in shoulder and elbow replacement and also works as a sports medicine specialist. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Schneider completed his orthopedic training at Penn State and went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles he trained under some of the most renowned surgeons in the world, including Dr. Frank Jobe and Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Dr. Schneider has served as a team physician for several professional teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks, and USC football. He served as the team physician for USA Rugby for 13 years and is now the team physician for the men’s and women’s basketball teams for the University of Denver. He continues to work as a medical consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers and is one of their team doctors when they are visiting Colorado.

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Dr. Schneider is passionate about research and has received numerous awards for his research. He has been published in numerous prestigious, peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded the American Orthopedic Association Travel Award, the Hip Society’s Stinchfield Award, and the Eastern Orthopedic Association Founder’s Award, among others. He currently holds three U.S. patents for the work he has done in designing new shoulder implants. He has been involved in implant design for ZimmerBiomet, and has partnered with surgeons from the Mayo Clinic and some of the leading hospitals in the world to develop a new total shoulder system and to develop the first robot-assisted total shoulder in the world. Dr. Schneider also acts as an educational consultant for several sports medicine and shoulder companies including Arthrex and Stryker. He travels regularly to instruct shoulder and elbow courses both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Schneider sees a large number of patients with elbow injuries. He is a preeminent expert in “Tommy Johnâ€Â surgery to repair elbow instability in athletes, particularly baseball players. He also performs total elbow replacements on diseased or arthritic elbows.

Lastly, Dr. Schneider maintains a unique level of expertise in shoulder surgery. As a regionally sought after expert, he treats common shoulder conditions and performs some of the most complex shoulder surgeries. Some of the more common conditions he treats are rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, shoulder instability or repeat dislocations.

Dr. Schneider is also involved in the management of PURE and Panorama Orthopedics. He is the Vice President of Panorama and serves on the national board of United Musculoskeletal Partners. Dr. Schneider is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and together with Dr. Foran, is eager to revolutionize the way orthopedic care is delivered in the U.S.


Philosophy of Care

Dr. Schneider enjoys the challenge of complex cases and opportunity to help people when other doctors have told them that they cannot be helped. “I thoroughly enjoying helping people when they think they have no options left,â€Â says Dr. Schneider. “These are some of the patients I enjoy working with the most.â€Â From reverse total shoulder replacements, to tendon transfers, to patients who need complex revision shoulder surgery, or cases where the nerves, muscles or bones are not optimal, Dr. Schneider is specially trained and skilled to address the most complicated shoulder injuries and conditions.


Patient Stories

  • Ken's Story of a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement with Dr. Schneider

  • Steve Hess Tells His Story of Recovering from Shoulder Surgery


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