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Paul ("Dr. D") Dicpinigaitis, MD

adj_Faculty-Dicpinigaitis Assistant Professor
Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Dicpinigaitis' areas of expertise include:

Adult Reconstruction and Arthritis Surgery
Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Hip and Knee Arthroscopy
Robotic Assisted Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Partial Knee Replacement Surgery


1991-1995: Doctor of Medicine (MD) with honors, Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

1987-1991 Bachelor of Science (BS), Biology, summa cum laude, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Training (GME)

2017-2018: Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL

1998-2002: Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY

1995-1996: Internship, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification

07/11/2004: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, active (exp. 12/31/2024)

11/07/2008:  American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification, active (exp. 12/31/2024)

Professional Work History and Teaching Experience

2021-2024: Orthopedic Attending Surgeon, The Central Orthopedic Group, Long Island, NY
2019-2021: Orthopedic Attending Surgeon, ProHEALTH Care Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Long Island, NY
2012-2019: Orthopedic Attending Surgeon, Northwell Health Physician Partners, Long Island, NY
2012-2014: Orthopedic Trauma Liaison, Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, NY
2008-2012: Orthopedic Attending Surgeon, Mercer Bucks Orthopedics, Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA
2005-2008: Staff Orthopedic Surgeon (Lt. Colonel), US Air Force, Langley Air Force Base, VA
2002-2005: Chief of Orthopedic Surgery (Major), US Air Force, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ
1996-1998: Flight Surgeon (Captain), Officer in Charge of Flight Medicine, Chief of Primary Disaster Response Team, US Air Force, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Active)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (Active)
Medical Society of the State of New York (Active) 
Arthroscopy Association of North America (Inactive)
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (Inactive)


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2019-2024
United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
United States Air Force Commendation Medal
United States Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
United States Air Force Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
United States Air Force Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Dicpinigaitis PA, Fay R, Egol KA, Wolinsky P, Tejwani N, Koval KJ. Gunshot wounds to the lower extremities. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2002 May;31(5):282-93. PMID: 12041522.
  2. Dicpinigaitis P, Wolinsky P, Hiebert R, Egol K, Koval K, Tejwani N. Can external fixation maintain reduction after distal radius fractures? J Trauma. 2004 Oct;57(4):845-50. doi: 10.1097/01.ta.0000106290.49252.20. PMID: 15514540.
  3. Dicpinigaitis PA, Koval KJ, Tejwani NC, Egol KA. Gunshot wounds to the extremities. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2006;64(3-4):139-55. PMID: 17155923.
  4. Regala P, White PB, Bitterman AD, Katsigiorgis G, Dicpinigaitis PA. Delay in Treatment of a Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture during Coronavirus Disease-19 COVID-19 Pandemic Leading to Amputation. J Orthop Case Rep. 2021 Apr;11(4):28-32. doi: 10.13107/jocr.2021.v11.i04.2138. PMID: 34327160; PMCID: PMC8310643.

Papers and Continuing Education Programs Presented

  1. Dicpinigaitis P. “Topical vancomycin: An economical way to reduce prosthetic joint infections in primary hip and knee arthroplasty.” Conference paper. Florida Orthopaedic Society 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, 2018 June 2023.
  2. Dicpinigaitis P. “Best practices on knee injections, upper extremity arthroplasty: Shoulder.” Oral presentation. Total Joint Arthroplasty for the Primary Care Physician, Sponsored by North Shore LIJ Southside Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bay Shore, NY, 2014 June 14.
  3. Dicpinigaitis P. “Pain management for orthopedic conditions.” Oral presentation. Orthopedics: A Conference for Primary Care Physicians, Sponsored by Saint Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. 2011 October 29.
  4. Dicpinigaitis P. “Pain management for orthopedic conditions.” Oral presentation. Orthopedics: A Conference for Primary Care Physicians, Sponsored by Saint Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA, 2009 October 31.
  5. Dicpinigaitis P. “External fixation maintain reduction after distal radius fracture?” Conference paper. Smith and Nephew 17th Annual Orthopaedic Residents’ Conference, Memphis, TN, 2002 August.


UTMB Health

Clinic Locations:

UTMB Health Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, Texas 77555
Call: (409) 266-7846

UTMB Health League City Campus
2240 Gulf Freeway South
League City, Texas 77573
Call: (832) 505-1200