David Anthony Provenzano, M.D.
1999-2000 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Surgical Internship
1995-1999 University of Rochester School of Medicine, M.D.
1991-1995 Colgate University, B.A. Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude (Overall GPA: 3.58; Top 10% of class)
Honors USMILE Step 1 Score: 231 (91 Percentile)
Honors in Pharmacology, Pathology, Respiratory Physiology & Biostatistics Phi Beta Kappa Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, 1993-1995 American Chemical Society-Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry Presidential Award-Outstanding Achievement Environmental Protection Services
Provenzano, DA., Viscusi, ER., Adams, SB Jr., Kerner, M., Abidi, NA. The safety and efficacy of the popliteal fossa nerve block for foot and ankle surgery. -Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 14th Annual Specialty Day, San Francisco, CA, March 2001.
Provenzano, DA., Gavin, KF., Adams, SB Jr., Castro, E., Abidi, NA. Use of the Arizona AFO for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. -Podium Presentation at the Jefferson Orthopaedic Society 40th Annual meeting, Philadelphia PA, November 2000.
Provenzano, DA., Viscusi, ER., Adams, SB Jr., Kerner, M., Abidi, NA. The safety and efficacy of the popliteal fossa nerve block for foot and ankle surgery.
-Submitted to Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
-26th Annual meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Vancouver, Canada, May 2001.
-American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 31st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2001.
Provenzano, DA., Gavin, KF., Adams, SB Jr., Castro, E., Abidi, NA. Patient outcome after the use of the Arizona AFO for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.
-The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal Vol. 29, November 2000.
-Presented at 31st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, October 2000.
Fischer, KJ., Bastidas, JA., Provenzano, DA., Tomaino, MM. Low profile versus conventional metacarpal plating systems: A comparison of construct strength and stiffness.
-Journal of Hand Surgery Vol. 24A No. 5, September 1999.
-American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Minneapolis, MN, September, 1998. -Presented at the 7th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May, 1998.
-Biomedical Engineering Society 1997 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October, 1997, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Abstract 434, 25: Suppl(1).
David Provenzano 3 Publications Cont. Fischer, KJ., Pfaeffle, HJ., Xu J., Provenzano, DA., Tomaino, MM. Herndon JH., Woo, SL-Y. 3-D biomechanics of forearm loading: The role of the interosseous ligament.
-Presented at American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference: Upper Extremity Mechanics Symposium, Sunriver, OR, June, 1997.
Pfaeffle, HJ., Fischer, KJ., Xu J., Provenzano, DA., Tomaino, MM. Herndon JH., Woo, SL-Y. A methodology to characterize 3-D forearm structural mechanics using multiple universal force sensors and motion analysis.
-Presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, OR, June, 1997.
Research 2000 to Present
Title: A phase 3, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, dose-ranging study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single epidural dose of sustained-release encapsulated morphine (SKY0401) in the management of postoperative pain in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty.
-Investigators' Meeting, Orthopaedic Surgeon Representative, Miami, FL, February 2001. -Clinical investigator (Data collection phase). Title: A practical model for evaluating perioperative pain variables and outcomes.
-Co-established study design and protocol with Dr. Eugene Viscusi (Department of Anesthesiology), AstraZeneca, and Strategic Outcomes Services of CareScience, Inc.. -Data collection phase. David Provenzano 4 Research Cont.
Title: A phase 3 study, The Safety and efficacy of the electrotransport (E-trans®) fentanyl compared to IV PCA morphine for the treatment of post-operative pain.
-Clinical investigator (Data analysis phase).
1996-1998 Title: A prospective randomized multi-center study comparing total contact casting and prefabricated bracing for the treatment of diabetic neuropathic forefoot ulcers.
-Co-established multi-center protocol with Judith F. Baumhauer, M.D., at the University of Rochester. Summer of 1996 Research Assistant at Musculoskeletal Institute of the University of Pittsburgh
-Studied 3-D biomechanics of the forearm using motion analysis.
-Studied metacarpal plating systems using the Instron. Summer of 1994 Intern at Musculoskeletal Institute of the University of Pittsburgh
-Studied the effects of flexor digitorum profundus tendon load on passive excursion in the canine.
-Assisted on microsurgeries involved with the wrapping of the sciatic nerve of the rat with a vein.
Volunteered at Musculoskeletal Institute of the University of Pittsburgh -Studied bundle patterns of human flexor tendons. Estimated cross-sectional area using a laser micrometer.
-Conducted a survey of the members of the American Hand Society on the management of partially lacerated flexor tendons.
-Assisted on canine surgeries concerned with studying the function of partially lacerated flexor tendons.
Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
American Medical Association
1991-1996 Big Brother and Big Sister
Personal Hobbies include basketball, running and water-sports.