David S. Gazzaniga, MD
After growing up in Orange County, David Gazzaniga, MD left to play football at Dartmouth College and remained to attend medical school. He then went on to complete his residency at Harvard University. Dr. Gazzaniga has completed the following separate fellowships: Trauma Fellowship and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Gazzaniga had been in practice in the state of New York for the past eight years before relocating back to Orange County. While in New York, he served as one of the team doctors for the New York Jets as well as the head Orthopedic Surgeon for the New York Islanders and Hofstra University. He also worked as the attending Orthopedic Surgeon at the US Open in Flushing New York. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
Dr. Gazzaniga’s Team
Appointment Scheduler – Denyse Ahrens
Phone: (949) 722-5023
Fax: (949) 630-4960
Denyse is the Appointment Scheduler for Dr. Gazzaniga. She is responsible for scheduling office appointments for the doctor. If you have a question about your visit to the office or new-patient paperwork, please contact Denyse directly.
Triage Medical Department
If you have a clinical question about your care, medication, or follow-up needs, please contact the Triage Medical Department.
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Surgery Scheduler – Tony Villalva
Phone: (949) 722-7038 x3591
Fax: (949) 630-4953
Tony is the Surgery Scheduler for Dr. Gazzaniga. He is responsible for coordinating and scheduling all surgery for the doctor. If you have any questions about your surgery, please contact Tony directly.
Dartmouth College : 1990
Dartmouth Medical School : 1994
Harvard Combined Orthpedic Residency Program : 2000
- Knee and Shoulder and Sports Medicine Fellowship – Steadman-Hawkins Clinic : 2001
- Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship – Massachusetts General Hospital : 2000
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery : 2004
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
- NHL Team Physician Society
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Honors and Awards
Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” Award for Long Island : 2008