David Ring, MD

Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care, Professor

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Research Interests

Interests include trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction in the arm, quality and patient safety, common arm illnesses, and psychosocial aspects of arm illness.


David Ring, MD, PhD is Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care and Professor of Surgery at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

He was born in San Diego, double majored in Physics and Biochemistry/Cell Biology at the University of California at San Diego, and graduated from the UCSD school of Medicine in 1993. His surgical internship was at Massachusetts General Hospital, orthopedic residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency, chief residency at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, and hand and upper extremity fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with Dr. Jesse Jupiter. Prior to moving to Austin, Dr. Ring was Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Hand Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Chair of the MGH Orthopedic Quality and Patient Safety Committee. He was awarded a PhD for clinical research in psychosocial aspects of arm pain from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. He is a deputy editor for Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Dr. Ring has influenced the treatment of upper extremity trauma and it's sequellae (traumatic elbow instability in particular), nonunions, and common hand illnesses. He has also increased the appreciation of the importance of both nontechnical skills in orthopaedic surgery and the psychological and sociological influences on musculoskeletal illness.

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Research Output 1994 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Acute compartment syndrome in patients undergoing fasciotomy of the forearm and the leg

Zhang, D., Tarabochia, M., Janssen, S. J., Ring, D. & Chen, N., Jun 3 2019, In : International Orthopaedics. 43, 6, p. 1465-1472 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compartment Syndromes
1 Citation (Scopus)

Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Not Associated with Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Patients with Musculoskeletal Illness

Ottenhoff, J. S. E., Kortlever, J. T. P., Boersma, E. Z., Laverty, D. C., Ring, D. & Driscoll, M. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 477, 1, p. 219-228 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Confidence Intervals
Upper Extremity

Attitudes Toward Aging Among Patients With Upper Extremity Illness

Tran, T. T. H., Kortlever, J. T. P., Teunis, T., Ring, D., Vagner, G. A. & Reichel, L., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Hand.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Upper Extremity
Linear Models
Social Determinants of Health

Construct Validity and Precision of Different Patient-reported Outcome Measures During Recovery After Upper Extremity Fractures

Jayakumar, P., Teunis, T., Vranceanu, A. M., Lamb, S., Williams, M., Ring, D. & Gwilym, S., Nov 1 2019, In : Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 477, 11, p. 2521-2530 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Upper Extremity
Statistical Factor Analysis