Dr. Meister is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the upper extremity conditions from the shoulder to fingertip, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. He treats conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, shoulder arthritis, shoulder replacements, rotator cuff injuries, sports and work-related conditions, and more. Treatment options may include minimally invasive arthroscopic or complex reconstructive procedures.
Dr. Meister is a member of several professional organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society. He is also recognized as a Top Doctor by Milwaukee Magazine.
He sees patients of all ages and customizes each treatment to achieve their goals. Treatment may also include therapy, splinting, or steroid injection. His goal is to treat each patient like family and provide the best care possible.
- Undergraduate: BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Medical School: MD
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
- Residency: Orthopedic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Fellowship included care of sports injuries, professionals in NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, local colleges and high school athletes in Milwaukee area.
- Stanford Biodesign Fellowship (Medical Device Design)
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society
- American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
- Arthroscopic Association of North America
- American Association for Hand Surgery
Publications & Presentations
- Golf Swing Rotational Velocity: The Essential Follow-Through.
Katherine M. Steele, Eugene Y. Roh, Gordhan B. Mahtani, David W. Meister, Amy L. Ladd, Jessica Rose> ;Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2018 Oct 31
- Dorsal Scaphoid Subluxation on Sagittal Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Marker for Scapholunate Ligament Tear
David W. Meister, Krystle A. Hearns, Michelle G. Carlson> ;Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume). 2017 Sep 1
- MRI bullseye sign: An indicator of peripheral nerve constriction in parsonage-turner syndrome.
Darryl B. Sneag, Eliana B. Saltzman, David W. Meister, Joseph H. Feinberg, Steve K. Lee, Scott W. Wolfe> ;Muscle & Nerve. 2017 Jul 1
- Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
- Complex reconstructive procedures
- Rotator cuff repairs
- Shoulder arthritis
- Shoulder replacement
- Carpal tunnel
- Trigger finger
- Fracture care
- Sports and work-related conditions