About David Zitner, MD

Dr. David Zitner, grew up on Long Island, and attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He was Chief resident in Orthopedics at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Zitner joined the Mount Sinai faculty after residency and taught residents and students at the City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, part of the Mount Sinai system.

Dr. Zitner is board certified, and specializes in non-operative General Orthopedics, treating all aspects of orthopedics. He treats No Fault, workers compensation, and sports injuries. It includes, but is not limited to fractures, sprains, tendon, muscle, and joint injuries. He also treats tendonitis, bursts and arthritis, as well as neck and back conditions. Dr. Zitner works closely with all the sub-specialists in the practice, including pain management.

Dr. Zitner provides many years of experience and knowledge to the Central Orthopedic Group.

Experience, Education & History



Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
BA | May 1972

Honors in Chemistry
Phi Beta Kappa

Medical School

Mount Sinai School Of Medicine
New York, NY
M. D. | May 1976

Honors in Orthopedics, Surgery, and Medical Sub-Internship

Hospital Affiliations

St. Joseph's Hospital
Bethpage, NY



Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Surgery | July 1976 – June 1977


Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Orthopedic Surgery | July 1977 – June 1980

City Hospital Center, Elmhurst
Orthopedic Surgery | July 1980 – May 1982

North Shore Orthopedic Associates, Syosset
Partner | April 1982 – January 1997

North Shore Musculoskeletal Institute, Plainview
February 1997 – August 1998


The Central Orthopedic Group, LLP Plainview
Partner | September 1998 to present


North Shore University Hospital, Plainview

North Shore University Hospital, Syosset

Melville Surgery Center


The Lottes Nail in Closed Treatment in Tibial Fractures
Clinical Orthopedics
January – February 1985 Vol. 182

Roller Skating Accidents and Injuries
The Journal of Trauma
Vol. 24, No.2


Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery 1981

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

American College of Surgery

Nassau County Medical Society

Peer Review Committee