Daphne E. Pinkas
Dr. Pinkas is a board eligible Orthopaedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and has added subspecialty qualification in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Pinkas grew up in Tampa, Florida, and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami in 2003. She received her medical doctorate from the University of Miami in 2007, after which she completed her orthopaedic residency at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City. She then went on to complete an Adult Reconstruction Shoulder and Elbow fellowship at the renowned William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Dr. Pinkas is thoroughly trained in the treatment of general orthopaedic conditions, as well as conditions of the shoulder and elbow. This includes conservative treatments when possible, including physical therapy for conditions like arthritis, fractures, and rotator cuff tears. When necessary, Dr. Pinkas is highly skilled in the latest surgical techniques of the upper extremity, including arthroscopic and open surgical techniques of joint replacement, tendon and ligament repairs or transfers, and nerve decompression.
Another important aspect of Dr. Pinkas is her contribution to Orthopaedic literature. She has published numerous original research articles and book chapters in national peer-reviewed journals and reference books of Orthopaedics. She is also a peer reviewer for the renowned Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. In her free time, Dr. Pinkas enjoys traveling and photography.
Dr. Pinkas enjoys treating all orthopaedic conditions in patients of all ages, from simple cases to the most complex. Each patient is treated as an individual, and she always takes time to explain issues and develop treatment plans together with her patients.
SPECIALTY: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
- Fellowship; Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction – Shoulder and Elbow, William Beaumont Health System, 2014
- William Beaumont Health System, Residents as Teachers Education Program, 2014
- Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 2013
- Pennsylvania State University, Health Evaluations Sciences Graduate Program, 2008
- University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 2007
- University of Miami, BS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2003
- USMLE Step 1: 245/99
- USMLE Step 2 CK: 236/98
- USMLE Step 2 CS: Passed
- USMLE Step 3: 234/99
- ABOS Part 1: Passed, 218/82
- Advanced Training in Medical Education Certificate
- Certificate in Clinical Research, 2008
- Wiater B, Pinkas D, Vara A, Wiater JM; Project, “Administration of Transexamic Acid in Primary Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Double-Blinded Randomized, Controlled Trial.” In progress.
- Pinkas D, Carpenter S, Kurdziel M, Wiater JM; Project, “Wear Rate Analysis of Retentive versus Non-retentive Polyethylene Liners in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Submitted to ASES 2015 Open Meeting, and Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.
- Pinkas D, Wiater BP, Kurdziel M, Wiater JM; Project, “The Biomechanical Impact of Glenoid Retroversion on Component Loosening in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Biomechanical Study.” Submitted to ASES 2015 Open Meeting, and Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.
- Wiater BP, Pinkas D, Kurdziel M, Wiater JM; Project, “Genomic, Histologic, and Mechanical Characterization of Proximal Biceps Tendon from Intact versus Deficient Rotator Cuff.” Finalizing mechanical testing.
- Pinkas D, Cutrera N, Lomita C, Panozzo A, Moghtaderi S, Kulick R; Project, “A Randomized, Controlled Trial Evaluating Clinical Outcomes of Nonoperative Radial Head and Neck Fractures: Occupational Therapy versus Home Exercise Program.” In progress. Presented at New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident and Fellows Conference; May 13, 2014.
- Pinkas D, Carpenter S, Wiater JM; Book Chapter, “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Setting of Humeral Bone Loss.” In: Frankle M, Marberry S, Pupello D, editors. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Clinical Techniques and Devices. Springer Publishing.
- Pinkas D, Hein J, Wiater JM; Review Article, “Rehab After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” The Physician and Sports Medicine. Manuscript submission pending.
- Pinkas D, Wiater BP, Wiater JM; Review Article, “The Glenoid Component in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty.” JAAOS. Manuscript accepted, revision submitted.
- Pinkas D, Wiater JM, Verrillo P, Murthi A, Uribe J, Declercq G, Spencer E, Edwards TB; Instructional Course Lecture, “Shoulder Prosthetic Arthroplasty Options in 2014: What To Do and When To Do It.” For Manuscript publication in Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 64. Considered for JAAOS publication. Manuscript accepted, finalizing.
- Pinkas D, Dhanota H, Wiater B, Josserand D, Koueiter D, Wiater JM; Project, “The Use of a Topical Thrombin-based Hemostatic Agent in Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Manuscript submitted to American Journal of Orthopaedics. Awaiting review.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:
- Wiater B, Pinkas D, Koueiter D, Wiater JM; “Improving Outcomes of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients with Preoperative External Rotation Deficit: The Effect of Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer Versus Lateral-Offset Glenosphere.” Podium presentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013. Accepted for Poster presentation at AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting.
- Wiater B, Moravek J, Koueiter D, Maerz T, Yonan S, Marcantonio D, Pinkas D, Wiater JM; “Shoulder Muscle Parameters as Predictors of Outcome Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Podium presentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013. Accepted for Podium presentation at AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting.
- Wiater B, Moravek J, Kurdziel M, Baker K, Pinkas D, Wiater JM; “Biomechanical Characterization of an All-Polyethylene Pegged Bone in-Growth Glenoid: Is Cementation Necessary?” Poster presentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013.
- Moravek J, Budge M, Wiater M, Koueiter D, Pinkas D, Wiater JM; “Uncemented Versus Cemented Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Poster presentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013.
- Wiater BP, Moravek J, Baker E, Salisbury M, Koueiter D, Pinkas D, Wiater JM; Paper, “Elucidating Trends in Revision Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Retrieval Study Evaluating Clinical, Radiographic, and Functional Outcomes Data.” Accepted for Paper presentation at AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting. Accepted for Paper presentation at 2014 ASES Open Meeting.
- Gruson K, Wanich T, Pinkas D, Kuo E, DePalma A; Review Article, “Malunions of the Proximal Humerus: Current Concepts in Management.” JAAOS. Final manuscript accepted, awaiting publication.
- Pinkas D, Cutrera N, Panozzo A; Case Report, “Flexor Tendon Compression of the Ulnar Nerve in Guyon’s Canal: A Rare Complication of Carpal Tunnel Release.” Submitted to Journal of Hand Surgery, awaiting review.
- Pinkas D, Gruson K, Cutrera N, Panozzo A; Paper, “The Effect of Beath Pin Orientation on Proximity to the Posterior Interosseous Nerve during Distal Biceps Tendon Repair.” Submitted to Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
- Rosemurgy A, Clark W, Carey E, Thometz D, Villadolid D, Pinkas D, Rakita S, Zervos E; Article, “Survival and variceal rehemorrhage after shunting support small-diameter prosthetic H-Graft portacaval shunt.” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. Volume 11, Number 3. 2007: 325-332.
- Rosemurgy A, Thometz D, Clark W, Villadolid D, Carey E, Pinkas D, Rakita S, Zervos E; Abstract, “Conventional predictors of survival poorly predict and significantly underpredict survival after H-Graft portacaval shunts”, Journal of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, March, 2006: 8(1). Manuscript, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. Volume 11, Number 1. January, 2007: 89-94. Presented at American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting (March 2006).
- Rosemurgy A, Clark W, Carey E, Thometz D, Villadolid D, Pinkas D, Zervos E, Rakita S (2005); Abstract, “Long-term outcome with nonselective partial portal decompression of portal hypertension encourages application”, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, April, 2005: 9(4). Presented at 2005 Congress: American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (April 2005).
- Rosemurgy A, Bloomston M, Pinkas D, Kalipersad C, Villadolid D, Thometz D, Zervos E; Presentation, “Esophagotomy during Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Can Not Be Predicted By Preoperative Therapies and Does Not Influence Long-term Outcome.” Southeastern Surgical Congress (February 2003).
- University of Miami, Dept. of Biochemistry, 2003
o Focus: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
- Tampa General Hospital, Digestive Disorders Center, 2002-2006
o Focus: Achalasia, Portal Hypertension
- Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, Dept. of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 2007-2008
o Focus: Orthopaedic Manifestations of Lipomyelomeningocele, Interobserver and Intraobserver Error in Methods for Pelvic Obliquity Measurement, Intraoperative Angioembolization in the Management of Pelvic Fractures
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- French (conversational)