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Dr. David Kalainov

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Areas of Focus

  • Elbow, wrist and finger fractures
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendon injuries
  • Health care policy
  • Opioid epidemic — education and healthcare system-wide prescription reduction
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery — injury, diseases, treatments
  • Business of medicine
  • Healthcare policy


  • Utilizing the electronic health records system to reduce postoperative opioid prescriptions 
  • Opioid epidemic - outcomes of education and health care system-wide prescription reduction
  • Publications on clinical outcomes, anatomy, molecular biology, biomechanics, opioid epidemic and value-based care


  • Teach and mentor medical students and resident physicians
  • Faculty in a Northwestern University graduate school course on entrepreneurship in medicine (includes the schools of Law, Medicine, Business, and Engineering)
  • Team Physician Consultant, Northwestern University Varsity Athletics