David P. Lustenberger, M.D.
Dr. Lustenberger understands his patients’ goals of returning to life pain-free and fully-functioning. Learn more about his personal and professional background here.
About Dr. Lustenberger
David P. Lustenberger, M.D., is a Cincinnati native. After graduating from St. Xavier High School and receiving departmental awards in Biology and German, he attended The Ohio State University where he received his B.S. degree in Biology with honors. As part of the Early Admissions Pathway, he was awarded his M.D., with honors, from The Ohio State University College of Medicine only 7 years after starting his undergraduate studies.
He completed his residency at the University of Virginia in orthopedic surgery, where he received the Orthopaedic InTraining Examination Award three times. He was selected as the Administrative Chief Resident for the Orthopaedic Surgery Program in his final year by the department leadership. He then elected to complete an additional year of fellowship specialty training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Lustenberger’s practice includes general orthopedics, shoulder surgery, sports medicine, hip arthroscopy, joint replacements, and fracture care. He enjoys treating a broad range of patients and injuries, and providing evidence-based, compassionate care.
He was a Silver Medalist in the US Rowing Youth National Championships as part of Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club, and subsequently served as varsity rowing coach for Westerville Crew during his time at Ohio State. He is an Eagle Scout, and when he’s not working, enjoys hiking and kayaking.
M.D., The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, cum laude, 2008-2012
B.S., The Ohio State University, Biology, magna cum laude, with Honors, 2005-2008
National Merit Finalist, St. Xavier High School
University of Virginia Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, 2012-2017
Vanderbilt University Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, 2017-2018
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Landacre Honor Society
American Medical Association
The best Doctor I have ever worked with. Very knowledgeable, respectful and on TIME!
Dr. Lustenberger was very pleasant and kind. He listens and allows for a very comfortable conversation. He gives all options with very honest opinions. I really liked his demeanor and never felt rushed. He was on time and prompt. Thank you
Dr. Lustenberger was very professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. I have a nephew that is going through the same thing, and I recommended this doctor to him.