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July 2002

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​​Professional Back​​​ground

After earning his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1978, David Edelstein, M.D., completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1983 and was selected as chief resident. He completed a research fellowship at the University of Southern California in complex total joint replacement and reconstructive hip and knee surgery in 1984.

Dr. Edelstein is trained in nonoperative and operative musculoskeletal care and specializes in hip and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) where he is Assistant Professor, Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Edelstein has received advanced training in robotic surgery and utilizes Mako robotics in total knee partial knee replacements and hip replacement.

Professional Associations

Dr. Edelstein is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Texas Orthopedic Society, Houston Orthopedic Society, and Harris County Medical Association.

Hobbies and Interests

When not caring for patients, Dr. Edelstein enjoys road cycling, skiing, scuba diving, sailing, genealogy, research, and travel.

Fun Facts

Dr. Edelstein’s favorite dessert is hot apple pie and vanilla ice cream. The best advice he's ever received is: "It’s tough to soar with the eagles in the morning if you’re out hooting with the owls at night." His favorite vacation was road cycling through Tuscany.

​I believe in providing information to my patients so they can understand their condition and partner with me in the decision-making process.  In this way we can achieve the best outcome for their orthopedic condition.


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Awards & Recognitions


  • Psychosocial determinants of outcomes in knee replacement. Lopez-Olivo MA, Landon GC, Siff SJ, Edelstein D, Pak C, Kallen MA, Stanley M, Zhang H, Robinson KC, Suarez-Almazor ME. Ann Rheum Dis. 2011 Oct;70(10):1775-81.
  • Estimating the agreement and diagnostic accuracy of two diagnostic tests when one test is conducted on only a subsample of specimens. Katki HA, Li Y, Edelstein DW, Castle PE. Stat Med. 2012 Feb 28;31(5):436-48.