David Ring, MD, PhD, FAOA, FAAOS
Upper Extremity Clinical Director , Musculoskeletal Institute
Orthopedic Surgeon , WorkLife Occupational Health and Injury Clinic
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, MD
University of Amsterdam, PhD
Residency, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
David Ring, MD, PhD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in UT Health Austin’s WorkLife Occupational Health and Injury Clinic and the Upper Extremity Clinical Director for UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. He specializes in hand to shoulder surgery, of which common problems include pain, numbness, injury, infection, or a bump. Additionally, Dr. Ring is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care and a courtesy professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also serves as the Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care for the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.
Dr. Ring earned his medical degree from The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and his doctorate in psychosocial aspects of arm illness from the University of Amsterdam. He completed a residency in orthopedics at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Ring is nationally recognized and achieved the rank of Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has more than 600 peer-reviewed original research publications and is a deputy editor for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.
- Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Awards & Honors
- AAOS Achievement Award
- Compassionate Caregiver Award, The Schwartz Center
- Partners Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program
- Partners in Excellence Award, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Partners Physician Leadership Award