David Kulber, MD


David Kulber, MD, FACS, is board certified in both hand and plastic surgery. As a longtime member of Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, his practice covers the full spectrum of plastic, reconstructive, hand and aesthetic surgery. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in european and medical history, he pursued his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School.

He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

He is the director of the Plastic Surgery Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a member of the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center, and a professor of plastic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Kulber is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has been appointed a board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Vice President for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), and a grant review board member for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Through his commitment to research Dr. Kulber has been involved in countless studies involving stem cell-based bone and soft tissue regeneration, innovative surgical approaches to arthritis in the hand, structural improvements in breast reconstruction and the use of plasma to help heal joints. He has been awarded nearly two dozen research grants, published more than 115 papers and abstracts, and presented his findings nationally and internationally. He has appeared on half a dozen television shows as a subject matter expert.

In association with Mending Kids International and now Ohana One Dr. Kulber has undertaken numerous medical missions to Africa to help children who otherwise would not get the medical care they need and train local surgeons in cutting edge surgical techniques.