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Daphne E. Pinkas, MD

Daphne E. Pinkas MD

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified: Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English, Spanish

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General Info

Medical School/Degree: M.D. - University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Hospital Affiliations: Nyack Hospital

Prior Experience: Lakeland Regional Health - Lakeland, FL

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery - Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Fellowship: Orthopedic Adult Reconstruction - Shoulder and Elbow - William Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI

Graduate: Health Evaluations Sciences Graduate Program - Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

Clinical Interests:

Shoulder and elbow surgery in patients of all ages -  from fractures to arthroscopy, to joint replacement

Year Joined: 2018


About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

I was always interested in science, but my desire to be a doctor came after my childhood friend lost her battle with cancer.  I was deeply impacted by how much her doctors' care affected and empowered her.  My goal as a physician is to provide my patients with excellent care at every level and to treat each person with care and respect.  Orthopaedic issues can be very debilitating, and each patient’s individual needs and goals of treatment can vary tremendously.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

Orthopaedic surgery is an extremely rewarding field because as a doctor I can help to restore a patient's function and improve their daily life.  In medical school I became fascinated by the musculoskeletal system and the incredible ability of the human body to heal and recover after seemingly devastating injuries.  I chose Orthopaedics because I wanted to focus on helping patients get back to whatever activities they love to do, and to maintain their independence as much as possible without pain.

How do you connect with your patients?

I connect with my patients by speaking to them about their lives - every patient is different and has different needs and expectations.  I try to learn about them personally to determine what treatment path is best for them as an individual.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

Outside of the office I enjoy cooking, photography, hiking, jogging, and bike riding.  I love to spend quality time with friends and family, including pets. 

What is your advice for your patients?

My advice to everyone is to try to stay active as much as possible.

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Vara A, Koueiter D, Pinkas D, Gowda A, Wiater BP, Wiater JM
Project, “Intravenous Transexamic Acid Reduces Total Blood Loss in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Double-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial.” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; Feb 3, 2017.

Dhanota H, Pinkas D, Wiater B, Josserand D, Koueiter D, Wiater JM
Article, “The Use of a Thrombin-based Hemostatic Agent in Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Am J Orthop. 2015 Aug;44(8):E262-7.

Carpenter S, Pinkas D, Newton M, Kurdziel M, Baker K, Wiater JM
Article, “Wear Rate Analysis of Retentive versus Non-retentive Polyethylene Liners in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.” J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Sep;24(9):1372-9.
Podium presentation at Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting; June 14, 2014.

Pinkas D, Wiater JM.  
Book chapter, “Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets. Section 5, Chapter 37. Placzek, ed. Elsevier; Philadelphia, PA.

Pinkas D, Wiater JM.
Online education, “Sports: Hemiarthroplasty and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Gukepindao.com.  Translation to Chinese, online posting.  

Pinkas D, Wiater JM, Spencer E, Edwards TB, Uribe J, Declercq G, Murthi A, Hertel R
Instructional Course Lecture, “Shoulder Prosthetic Arthroplasty Options in 2014: What To Do and When To Do It.” Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 64. 2015;64:193-202.

Pinkas D, Wiater JM.
Book Chapter, “The Floating Shoulder.” Shoulder and Elbow Trauma and Its Complications.  Volume 1, Chapter 12.  Greiwe M, ed. Woodhead Publishing; Cambridge, UK. 2015: 253-267.  

Pinkas D, Wiater BP, Wiater JM
Review Article, “The Glenoid Component in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty.”  JAAOS.  May 2015 - Volume 23 - Issue 5 - p 317–326

Pinkas D, Wanich T, DePalma A, Gruson K
Review Article, “Management of Malunion of the Proximal Humerus: Current Concepts.”  JAAOS. 2014 Aug;22(8):491-502

Cutrera NJ, Pinkas D, Toro JB.
Review Article, “Surgical Approaches to the Acetabulum and Modifications in Technique.” JAAOS. 2015 Oct;23(10):592-603.

Pinkas D, Carpenter S, Wiater JM
Book Chapter, “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Setting of Humeral Bone Loss.”  In: Frankle M, Marberry S, Pupello D, editors. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Clinical Techniques and Devices. Springer Publishing; New York, NY. 2015: 213-218.  

Wiater B, Pinkas D, Koueiter D, Buhovecky T, Wiater JM
“Improving Outcomes of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients with Preoperative External Rotation Deficit: The Effect of Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer Versus Lateral-Offset Glenosphere.”
Orthopaedic Proceedings of the Bone and Joint Journal. 31 Dec 2013.
Podium presentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013.
Poster presentation at AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting; March 25-28, 2014.
Poster presentation at Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting; June 12-14, 2014.  

Pinkas D, Wiater BP, Kurdziel M, Wiater JM
“The Biomechanical Impact of Glenoid Retroversion on Component Loosening in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Biomechanical Study.” Podium presentation at Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting; June 14, 2014.  

Pinkas D, Moore D, Baker EA, Baker KC, Salisbury M, Kurdziel MD, Wiater JM.
“Characterization of Periprosthetic Pro-inflammatory Markers and Radiographic Outcomes in
Shoulder Arthroplasty. Podium presentation at Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting; June 14, 2014.  

Cutrera N, Pinkas D, Lomita C, Kulick R
“A Randomized, Controlled Trial Evaluating Clinical Outcomes of Nonoperative Radial Head Fractures: Occupational Therapy versus Home Exercise Program.” Presented at the 2014 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Conference; May 13, 2014.

Wiater B, Moravek J, Koueiter D, Maerz T, Yonan S, Marcantonio D, Pinkas D, Wiater JM
     “Shoulder Muscle Parameters as Predictors of Outcome Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.”
Podium presentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013.
Podium presentation at AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting; March 28, 2014.

Kurdziel M, Wiater B, Moravek J, Pinkas D, Wiater JM
“Biomechanical Characterization of an All-Polyethylene Pegged Bone in-Growth Glenoid: Is Cementation Necessary?” Bone Joint J, 95-B(SUPP 34), 481. Orthopaedic Proceedings of the Bone and Joint Journal. 31 Dec 2013.
Poster presentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013.

Moravek J, Budge M, Wiater M, Koueiter D, Pinkas D, Wiater JM
“Uncemented Versus Cemented Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.”  Poster presentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013.

Rosemurgy A, Thometz D, Clark W, Villadolid D, Carey E, Pinkas D, Rakita S, Zervos E
Article, “Survival and variceal rehemorrhage after shunting support small-diameter prosthetic
H-Graft portacaval shunt.”  J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Mar;11(3):325-32.

Cowgill S, Thometz D, Clark W, Villadolid D, Carey E, Pinkas D, Zervos E, Rosemurgy A
Article, “Conventional predictors of survival poorly predict and significantly underpredict
survival after H-Graft portacaval shunts.” J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Jan;11(1):89-94.
Presented at American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting (March 2006).

Rosemurgy A, Clark W, Carey E, Thometz D, Villadolid D, Pinkas D, Zervos E, Rakita S (2005)
Abstract, “Long-term outcome with nonselective partial portal decompression of portal
hypertension encourages application”, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery,  April, 2005: 9(4).
Presented at 2005 Congress: American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (April 2005).


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