University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for David Halsey, MD
David Halsey, MD

David Halsey, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Link to Clinical Information

Contact Information
Office Location:
Adult Reconstructive Surgery - Total Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Specialty Center, University of Vermont Medical Center, 192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403


Medical School: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ (1985)

Postdoctoral Training

Residency: Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1986-1990)
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: Montreal Childrens Hospital (1988)
Surgical Internship: Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1985-1986)

Area of Interest

Patient-centered orthopaedic care, partial hip and knee resurfacing surgery, primary and revision knee/hip replacement surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, computer assisted orthopaedic hip and knee surgery

Awards and Honors

Teacher of the Year, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Orthopaedic Residency Program (2009, 2014)
Presidential Award, American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (2013)

Professional Activities


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 

AAOS Board of Specialty Societies: 
Chair 2015-2016
Vice Chair 2014-2015
Secretary 2013-2014
Health Policy Committee – Chair 2010-2013
Executive Committee 2013-2016
Nominating Committee 2016-2017

AAOS Council on Health Policy & Practice - Chair 2004-2006

AAOS Leadership Fellows Program – Mentor 2010-2012

AAOS Council on Advocacy – Chair 2006-2009

AAOS Board of Councilors: 
Past Chair 2002-2003
Chair 2001-2002
Chair Elect 2000-2001
Secretary 1999-2000
Executive Committee 1996-2002
Nominating Committee Chair 1996-2002
Communications Committee Chair 1996-1998

AAOS Board of Directors: 
Strategic Plan 2020 Project Team 2013-2014
Workers Compensation Guidelines Project Team 2013-2014
Quality as Advocacy Project Team 2013-2014
ER Call Coverage Project Team – Chair 2003-2009
Gain-sharing Project Team – Chair 2003-2009
Professional Compliance Program Project Team – Chair 2003-2009
Group Purchasing Project Team – Chair 2003-2009
AAOS In 2010 Work Group – Advocacy team leader 2003-2009
Task Force on Web Site Initiative 1999-2002
Task Force on Continuous Quality Improvement 1999-2002
Task Force on Board Fiscal Responsibility 1999-2002
AAOS 2005 Work Group 1999-2002

AAOS Orthopaedic Political Action Committee: 
Executive Committee 2003-2009
Board of Directors 2000-2001

AAOS Council on Education: 
“Just in Time Surgery” Editor Search Committee 2000-2001
“Orthopedic Reference & Review” Editor Search Committee 2000-2001

AAOS Health Care Financing Committee 2000-2001

AAOS Council on Research & Scientific Affairs 1999-2000

AAOS Publications Committee 1999-2000

AAOS Health Care Delivery Committee 1999-2000
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Oral Examiner, Part II 2007, 2011
ABOS Site Visitor 2010, 2013

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons 
President (pending) 2017-2018
1st Vice President (pending) 2016-2017
2nd Vice President (pending) 2015-2016
3rd Vice President 2014-2015
AMA RUC Advisor Alternate 2009-2012
Health Policy and Practice Committee – Chair 2009-2012
RVS Committee 2009-2012
Board Work Group on Quality Measures – Chair 2009-2012
American Joint Replacement Registry Regulatory Committee 2013-2016

CMS Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel 2008-2012


OneCare Vermont Clinical Advisory Board 2012-Present

Green Mountain Care Board Technical Advisory Panel 2012-Present

Vermont Medical Society 1999-2014:
Board of Directors – At-Large Member 2007-2014
Political Action Committee 2004-2009
Board of Councilors 2001-2003

Vermont State Orthopaedic Society 
Executive Committee 1996-2012


Halsey D. “Medicolegal issues.” AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review. 2014 (in press).

Fehring TK, Odum S, Halsey D. Physical Therapy Mandates by Medicare Administrative Contractors: Effective or Wasteful? J Arthroplasty. 2013;28:1459-1462.

Carter JL, Endres NK, Halsey D. Bilateral Acute Calcium Pyrophosphate Crystal Arthritis After Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2012;2(4):e59.

Halsey D. “Medicolegal issues.” AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review. 2009.

AAOS NOW and AAOS Bulletin – co-author or contributor – multiple articles on health policy, gainsharing, professional compliance, orthopaedic advocacy and group purchasing 
• “Tips for Dealing with the Drug-seeking Patient.”  Michael Marks, MD, MBA; Donna Phillips, MD; David Halsey, MD; Andrew Wong, MD.  AAOS Now.  March 2014.
• “Searching for a common ground.”  David Halsey, MD. AAOS Now.  November 2008.
• “Wanted: Clinical topics that make a difference.” David Halsey, MD and Fareeha Shuttari-Khan, MPH.  AAOS NOW. November 2008.
• “Save with new group purchasing arrangement.”   Stephen Makk, MD, and David Halsey, MD. AAOS Now. Jan/Feb 2007.
• Professional compliance program to be created.   David Halsey, MD, Richard Peterson, JD.  AAOS NOW. August 2004

Halsey D, Fleming B, Pope MH, Kristiansen T. External fixator pin design. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992; (278):305-12.