David P. Trofa, MD Joins Columbia Orthopedics Faculty

August 26, 2019
Portrait of Dr. David P. Trofa
David P. Trofa, MD

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. David Trofa back to Columbia Orthopedics as a member of the faculty and attending physician. A former resident at Columbia, Dr. Trofa received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and medical dgree from Tufts University School of Medicine. Since finishing his residency training in 2018, Dr. Trofa completed a prestigious fellowship in Sports Medicine at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC.

Joining the department as member of the Shoulder, Elbow, & Sports Medicine division, Dr. Trofa's surgical practice will be based at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital with office hours in Eastchester, Bronxville, and Tarrytown. Dr. Trofa specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of athletes of all ages and skill levels. He is an expert in arthroscopic and open surgery of the knee, shoulder, and elbow with special interests in cartilage restoration and orthobiologics, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell applications. In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Trofa will be taking on the role of team physician for Eastchester High School and the Manhattan College Jaspers in the coming weeks.

We are thrilled to welcome David 'home' to Columbia Orthopedics as a member of the faculty, and look forward to watching his research and clinical practice develop in the coming years.

William N. Levine, MD

Dr. Trofa has been active in academic research throughout his training, having published over 50 peer-reviewed articles on a variety of topics related to ACL reconstruction, Tommy John surgery (UCL reconstruction), osteochondral transplantation, Achilles tendon repairs, surgical techniques and post-operative physical therapy protocols. Dr. Trofa’s ongoing research projects are focused on optimizing patient outcomes with a particular interest in complex knee pathology, including articular cartilage, ligamentous, and meniscal injuries.