Dr. David Ruchelsman
Dr. David Ruchelsman
Title: Orthopedic Surgeon Consult, Hand/Wrist

Dr. Ruchelsman is the Chief of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity. He is Clinical Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the President and Director of the Hand Surgery Research & Education Foundation. He is a hand and wrist sports medicine consultant for the New England Patriots, Harvard University (Division I Ivy League), Boston College (Division I ACC) and several other regional Division I-III collegiate programs. He has served as Team Physician for the USA National Maccabiah ice hockey and basketball teams. He has distinguished himself as an expert in the care of the elite and professional athlete. .

Dr. Ruchelsman graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. He then completed the Harvard Medical School Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

He is an invited Consultant Reviewer for several hand and upper extremity peer-reviewed Journals, and he has published over 60 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He was named a Young Leader in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has been selected for the 2013 and 2014 Guides to America's Top Orthopedists.