David Trofa, MD

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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Shoulder Trauma Surgery, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Debridement of Shoulder, Adolescent Sports Injuries, Arthroscopic Surgery, Cartilage Injury, Cartilage Surgery, Knee Disorders, Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Knee Injury, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, Knee Ligament Reconstructions, Labral Tear of Shoulder, Elbow Disorder, ACL Injury Tear, Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, Shoulder Tendonitis, Tendon Repairs, Knee Pain, Tendonitis, Knee Arthroscopy, Biceps Tendonitis, Jumper's Knee, Chronic Tendon Disorder, Patella Fracture, Tennis Elbow, Elbow Surgery, Elbow Pain, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Injuries of Female Athletes, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Disorder, Shoulder Dislocation, Runner's Knee, Rotator Cuff Repair, Patellar Tendonitis, Meniscus Tear, Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

David P. Trofa, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the operative and non-operative treatment of athletes of all ages and skill levels, including pediatric and adult patients. He is an expert in arthroscopic and open surgery of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Dr. Trofa has a particlar intrest in advanced knee disorders and complex knee pathologies, focusing on cartilage restoration, non-surgical management of early arthritis, meniscus injuries, ligament reconstruction, knee dislocations, and patellofemoral disorders. His shoulder practice focuses on labral tears, SLAP tears, rotator cuff tears, and frozen shoulder; while his elbow expertise includes treatment for medial/lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), instability, and ligament reconstruction. Dr. Tofa also leverages the latest orthobiologic treatments in his practice, including platelet rich plasma (PRP), to provide athletes with a full spectrum of treatment options.

A native of Wilton, Connecticut, Dr. Trofa is a former athlete who competed at the national level in soccer and wrestling. After receiving a B.A. in Biology from Columbia University he graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine with Research Honors. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where he was twice awarded the Ira Wolfe Award for Excellence in Sports Medicine Research. Following residency, Dr. Trofa completed a fellowship in sports medicine, shoulder, and elbow at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC. While there, he served as a team physician for multiple professional and collegiate teams such as the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Knights.

Throughout his training Dr. Trofa has been active in academic research 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. Hs is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

Scarsdale, NY - 693 White Plains Road Office
693 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10709
Primary
ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown
155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Bronxville - 1 Pondfield Road Office
1 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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