• Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Periarticular fractures of the upper and lower extremities
  • Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum (hip socket)
  • Periprosthetic fractures
  • Polytrauma and complications of fractures such as nonunions, malunions, and infections


Dr. David A. Zuelzer is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He graduated with a degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics and Biomechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kentucky. He then completed his fellowship in orthopedic trauma at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Zuelzer is board eligible in orthopedic surgery. He specializes in orthopedic trauma with an emphasis on periarticular fractures of the upper and lower extremities, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum (hip socket), periprosthetic fractures, polytrauma and complications of fractures such as nonunions, malunions, and infections.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and time in the outdoors. 

Personal Statment

My specialty is Orthopaedic trauma surgery. This means most of my patients are brought to the ER on the worst day of their lives or come to my clinic with a really bad problem that they have been living with. There is often a lot of uncertainty for them and their families about what they are going through. My goal is to do everything I can to get people back to what they love to do with the people they want to do it with. 

I enjoy building a relationship with my patients and their families. This often means developing a long relationship with them in and out of the hospital. My mission is to put folks back together and then help them get back to life.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Training & Education


Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Va.


Orthopaedics/Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.


Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas

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