David Edward Attarian
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Investigation of value based healthcare markets and transitions. Cost transparency for patients and providers.
Risk management and medicolegal aspects of orthopaedic practice.
Co-management and alignment relationships between clinicians and hospitals/ health systems in evolving healthcare markets.
Clinical outcomes of total hip and knee replacements (primary and revision surgeries, total joint infections, modern bearing surfaces, gait mechanics and balance).
Novel surgical techniques for difficult adult hip and knee reconstruction cases.
Development of quality and efficiency metrics in an Academic practice; correlation of work culture with patient satisfaction and experience.
Effect of comorbidities on surgical outcomes and complications: anemia, diabetes, smoking, obesity, depression-anxiety

Current Research Interests

Operational efficiencies and quality-safety issues associated with bundles.
Cost transparency for providers and patients in a value based healthcare market.

Office Hours

Duke Orthopaedic Office Hours- 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Duke Orthopaedic Urgent Care at Page Road and Duke Sports Sciences Institute Hours- 12 pm - 8 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10 am- 2 pm Saturday and Sunday

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 4709 Creekstone Drive, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27703
  • DUMC 2887, Durham, NC 27710

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