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David C. Hay M.D.
Primary Specialties

Physician Bio

David C. Hay, M.D. specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Hay earned his Doctor of Medicine at Saint Louis School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Hay received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Stanford. While an undergraduate, he was a member of the Stanford water polo team that won the 1994 NCAA national championship and was a 2-time NCAA All-American and 4-time NCAA Academic All-American.

Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Dr. Hay completed the Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published a number of papers, book chapters, and presentations. Dr. Hay is the consulting hand surgeon for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. He is an Orange County native.

Clinical Areas

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Surgery / Surgeries
  • Nerve Injury / Injuries
  • Hand Disorders (Injury, Pain, Strain, Sprain)
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Gout
  • Wrist Disorders (Injury, Pain, Strain, Sprain)
  • Forearm

Recognition & Accolades


• Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine - 2016


Saint Louis University School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude, St Louis, MO Stanford University Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stanford, CA Foothill High School Tustin, CA

Other Specialties or Certifications

Medical Licensure: State of California, current State of Texas, current State of Massachusetts, 2010-2011 Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), 2014 Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (ABOS), 2015

Research & Special Projects

Curriculum Vitae