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Portrait of David Edelstein, MD, Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedics specialist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
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David Edelstein, MD

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Friday, August 30, will be my last day with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. For more information, read my departure letter here.

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.

Joined Kelsey-Seybold: July 2002

Awards & Publications


  • 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.

Hobbies & 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.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, 1978


  • Northwestern University Medical School - Surgery, 1983, Northwestern University Medical School Chicago - Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery

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.


Berthelsen Main Campus

2727 W. Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77025

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Memorial Villages Campus

9110 Katy Freeway,
Houston, TX 77055

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Houston Methodist
  • St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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