Caminear, David S., DPM





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Accepting New Patients
  • Podiatry
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Arthroscopic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Injuries

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Integrated Care Partners
  • MidState Medical Center


Medical School
William School College of Podiatric Medicine

Edgewater Hospital


David S. Caminear, is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. A New Haven native, he graduated from the University of Vermont in 1986. Following two years of research at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, he graduated summa cum laude from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois in 1992.

Next, he completed his residency training in Podiatric Surgery at Edgewater Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Caminear is section chief of podiatric surgery at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven. He is also on the attending staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital. A scientific author of many peer reviewed publications and book chapters, as well as a national and international lecturer, Dr. Caminear is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine.

He serves as an attending physician in the foot and ankle clinics and has extensive teaching experience with podiatric and orthopaedic surgery residents at The Hospital of St. Raphael and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Caminear has also taught numerous professional foot and ankle skills courses.

Dr. Caminear is the first podiatric surgeon in Connecticut to join an orthopaedic practice. He provides comprehensive foot and ankle care. His expertise is in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, trauma to the foot and ankle, and sports medicine. Connecticut Magazine has twice named him as a Top Doctor in the specialty of Podiatry.

Dr. Caminear has served as a volunteer foot and ankle surgeon traveling to third world countries with a team of healthcare professionals in order to provide surgical care for children with congenital and paralytic foot and ankle disorders. He also established Outreach International, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the specialty of foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Caminear is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of both the Connecticut and American Podiatric Medical Associations. Dr. Caminear resides in Branford Connecticut.


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