David M. Tainter, M.D.

  • Trauma Specialist
  • Trauma Specialist


Dr. Tainter graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. During his senior year, he won a national engineering design competition and was a finalist in a second competition. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, a joint medical school between Duke University and the National University of Singapore.

Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Tainter completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. There, he developed a smart treatment program for osteoporotic patients with fractures. Dr. Tainter then pursued a trauma fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Virginia. During his fellowship, he gained valuable experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of complex orthopaedic injuries.

He and his wife, Kim, have one child. They have relocated to Delaware to allow Dr. Tainter to work at Christiana Hospital, a terrific Level 1 trauma center, and for Kim to work at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

David M. Tainter's Curriculum Vitae (CV)


  • Top Doctor by Delaware Today: 2021

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