Connecticut Neck & Back Specialists (CTNB) has joined Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS).

David L. Kramer, MD

Medical and Graduate Training


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Combined Orthopaedic/Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship; 1995-1996


A.O. Fellow in Adult Reconstruction, M.E. Muller Foundation European Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction, Bern, Switzerland; 1995


Chief, Beth Israel Orthopaedic Trauma Service, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 1994


Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 1990-1994


Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA,PGY-1 General Surgery; 1989-1990



Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, M.D. degree with honors 1989

Foreign Study

Universite de Lyon, Lyon, France 1984


Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, A.B. Biochemistry 1985

Licensure and Certification

Connecticut State Medical License, 1996 – present

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998, Recertified 2008, 2018

Massachusetts State Medical License, 1994

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990

Honors and Awards

Inaugural Recipient of The Ervie and Carolyn Hawley Endowed Chair In Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at Danbury Hospital and Western Connecticut Health Network, 2015 – present

America’s Best Physicians; 2017

Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Award, America’s Top Doctors; 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors; 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Doctor’s Choice Award; 2017

Greenwich Magazine and Fairfield Living Top Doctors; 2016, 2017

Marquis Who’s Who; 2017

Metro Area Top Docs; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The Patients’ Choice Award; 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Consumers’ Research Council of America Award for America’s Top Orthopedists; 2010

American Orthopaedic Association Zimmer Award for Orthopaedic Research; 1996

Cervical Spine Research Society Resident/Fellow Award for Research; 1996

Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute      Award for Outstanding Research; 1996

American Orthopaedic Association Award for Outstanding Research; 1996

Jefferson Orthopaedic Society Research Day Award; 1996

Dartmouth Medical School Surgical Scholar Award; 1989

Alpha Omega Alpha, Dartmouth Medical School; 1989

Daniel Webster Scholar, Dartmouth College; 1981


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