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David Edward Attarian

Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
DUMC Box 104002, Durham, NC 27710
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710


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.
Development of value based compensation plans for physcians.
Effect of comorbidities on surgical outcomes and complications: anemia, diabetes, smoking, obesity, depression-anxiety

Office Hours

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

Duke Orthopaedics Arringdon, Monday-Friday, 8 am- 5 pm

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery · 2024 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 1980 M.D.