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Dr. David Helfet, MD

Dr. David Helfet, MD

Age 75 Orthopedic Surgery M
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Dr. David Helfet, MD is a orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Helfet completed a residency at Edendale Hosp. He currently practices at David Leonard Helfet MB ChB and is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Helfet is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.


German, Italian, Spanish


  • UCLA, Fellowship Hospital — 1982
  • University of California At Los Angeles, Fellowship Hospital — 1982
  • U Bern, Fellowship Hospital — 1981
  • University Bern, Fellowship Hospital — 1981
  • Edendale Hosp, Residency Hospital — 1981
  • Johns Hopkins University, Residency Hospital — 1981
  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine, Residency Hospital — 1981
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency Hospital — 1981
  • Edendale Hosp, Internship Hospital — 1976
  • University Of Cape Town, Faculty Of Health Sciences, Medical School — 1975

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Guardian
  • MagnaCare
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Helfet is the most skilled, caring and ethical practitioner I have ever met. I will always remember and be grateful to him and his wonderful team for treating my badly broken arm a few years ago. The surgery went perfectly . I had no idea that such a celebrated NYC surgeon could also be the the kindest most modest and caring man in NYC. Thank You Dr, Helfet!
Kate Nelligan — May 30, 2021
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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Dr. Helfet frequently treats Pelvic Fracture, Tibia and Fibula Fractures, and Humerus Fracture.  


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  1. David Leonard Helfet MB ChB

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      David Leonard Helfet MB ChB
      525 E 71st St, New York, NY 10021 Call