David Gendelberg, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #227
San Francisco CA 94110
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    The Anand Spine Group and DOCS Spine + Orthopaedics, Los Angeles, CA07/2021Comprehensive Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    University of Washington - Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA07/2018Spinal Surgery
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA06/2017Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJMD05/2012Medicine
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJBS05/2007Biomedical Engineering

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    Dr. Gendelberg is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in complex spinal surgery and trauma. His expertise in spinal conditions includes care for degenerative spine conditions, scoliosis, minimally invasive techniques and spinal fractures. He directs the orthopedic spine service at San Jose Regional Medical Center.

    Dr. Gendelberg’s research focuses on management of spinal injuries, delivering care to the underserved, minimally invasive techniques and bone health.

    After earning his medical degree at Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson, Dr. Gendelberg completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He completed fellowships in spine surgery at the University of Washington - Harborview Medical Center as well as in minimally invasive spinal surgery under Neel Anand MD at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles.

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    1. Impact of social determinants of health on perioperative opioid utilization in patients with lumbar degeneration. N Am Spine Soc J. 2023 Jun; 14:100221. Wague A, O'Donnell JM, Rangwalla K, El Naga AN, Gendelberg D, Berven S. PMID: 37214265; PMCID: PMC10196848.
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    2. Does the Global Alignment and Proportion score predict mechanical complications in circumferential minimally invasive surgery for adult spinal deformity? Neurosurg Focus. 2023 Jan; 54(1):E11. Gendelberg D, Rao A, Chung A, Jimenez-Almonte JH, Anand A, Robinson J, Khandehroo B, Khandehroo B, Kahwaty S, Anand N. PMID: 36587408.
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    3. Prevalence and Modes of Posterior Hardware Failure With a Staged Protocol for Circumferential Minimally Invasive Surgical Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity: A 13-Year Experience. Int J Spine Surg. 2022 Jun; 16(3):481-489. Anand N, Chung A, Kong C, Alayan A, Khandehroo B, Kahwaty S, Gendelberg D. PMID: 35710725; PMCID: PMC9650186.
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    4. Management of severe adult spinal deformity with circumferential minimally invasive surgical strategies without posterior column osteotomies: a 13-year experience. Spine Deform. 2022 09; 10(5):1157-1168. Anand N, Alayan A, Kong C, Kahwaty S, Khandehroo B, Gendelberg D, Chung A. PMID: 35334105.
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    5. Guidelines on How to Perform a Systematic Review in Spine Surgery. Clin Spine Surg. 2021 04 01; 34(3):107-108. Koslosky E, Gendelberg D, Zhu J. PMID: 33003048.
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    6. Classification in Brief: The Meyerding Classification System of Spondylolisthesis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 05; 478(5):1125-1130. Koslosky E, Gendelberg D. PMID: 32282463; PMCID: PMC7170696.
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    7. Classifications in Brief: AO Thoracolumbar Classification System. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 02; 478(2):434-440. Vu C, Gendelberg D. PMID: 32022766; PMCID: PMC7438146.
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    8. Guidelines on How to Perform a Meta-Analysis in Spine Surgery: Strengths and Weaknesses of Design. Clin Spine Surg. 2019 02; 32(1):30-31. Gendelberg D, Slattery CA, Verma K. PMID: 30222619.
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    9. Utility of a long arm extension cast in management of pediatric fractures: A technique revisited. Trauma Case Rep. 2018 Oct; 17:14-17. Reynolds AW, Hennrikus WL, Adebayo T, Winthrop Z, Gendelberg D. PMID: 30310841; PMCID: PMC6178488.
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    10. Lyme Arthritis of the Pediatric Elbow: A Case Series. Orthopedics. 2018 Jul 01; 41(4):e511-e515. Gendelberg D, Hennrikus WL. PMID: 29771396.
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    11. Decreased Radiation Exposure Among Orthopedic Residents Is Maintained When Using the Mini C-Arm After Undergoing Radiation Safety Training. Orthopedics. 2017 Sep 01; 40(5):e788-e792. Gendelberg D, Hennrikus WL, Sawyer C, Armstrong D, King S. PMID: 28598494.
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    12. Restoring Volar Tilt in AO Type C2 Fractures of the Distal Radius With Unilateral External Fixation. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jul; 42(7):511-516. Taylor KF, Gendelberg D, Lustik MB, Drake ML. PMID: 28412187.
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    13. Self-Reported Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Revision Carpal Tunnel Surgery With or Without Hypothenar Fat Pad Transposition. Hand (N Y). 2018 05; 13(3):292-295. Pace GI, Zale CL, Gendelberg D, Taylor KF. PMID: 28347173; PMCID: PMC5987973.
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    14. Distinguishing Pseudomeningocele, Epidural Hematoma, and Postoperative Infection on Postoperative MRI. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 11; 29(9):E471-E474. Radcliff K, Morrison WB, Kepler C, Moore J, Sidhu GS, Gendelberg D, Miller L, Sonagli MA, Vaccaro AR. PMID: 27755204.
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    15. Management of Simple Clavicle Fractures by Primary Care Physicians. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 May; 56(5):467-471. Stepanyan H, Gendelberg D, Hennrikus W. PMID: 27496001.
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    16. A Radiation Safety Training Program Results in Reduced Radiation Exposure for Orthopaedic Residents Using the Mini C-arm. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Feb; 474(2):580-4. Gendelberg D, Hennrikus W, Slough J, Armstrong D, King S. PMID: 26566977; PMCID: PMC4709301.
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    17. The Effect of Closed Reduction of Small Finger Metacarpal Neck Fractures on the Ultimate Angular Deformity. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Aug; 40(8):1582-5. Pace GI, Gendelberg D, Taylor KF. PMID: 26143966.
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    18. Operative and nonoperative treatment approaches for lumbar degenerative disc disease have similar long-term clinical outcomes among patients with positive discography. World Neurosurg. 2014 Nov; 82(5):872-8. Smith JS, Sidhu G, Bode K, Gendelberg D, Maltenfort M, Ibrahimi D, Shaffrey CI, Vaccaro AR. PMID: 24047821.
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    19. Management of cervical spine trauma: can a prognostic classification of injury determine clinical outcomes? Orthop Clin North Am. 2012 Jan; 43(1):89-96, ix. Helgeson MD, Gendelberg D, Sidhu GS, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR. PMID: 22082632.
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