David E. Attarian, M.D.

PDC Chief Medical Officer
Ex Officio

Dr. David Attarian is Professor and Executive Vice-Chair for Orthopaedics and Chief Medical Officer of the Private Diagnostic Clinic.
Attarian attended Duke University School of Medicine after receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He was an AOA graduate of Duke and completed the Duke Orthopaedic Residency before serving in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, Attarian served as the Chair for Orthopaedics and Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, team orthopaedic surgeon for the NHL Florida Panthers, and orthopaedic consultant for the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins.

Attarian returned to Duke in 1999 as Professor and Executive Vice-Chair for Clinical Orthopaedics and Medical Director of the Musculoskeletal CSU. Attarian has received numerous national and international awards and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, NC Orthopaedic Association, and the NC Medical Society.

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