Debra M. Parisi, M.D.

"Injuries to your hand, wrist and elbow are very disruptive. After figuring out what’s going on I'll tailor a treatment plan that works with your lifestyle and allows you to get back to essential activities and the activities you love to do."

At Summit, each physician hand selects a team of medical and administrative professionals who work together to care for you, our patient. Read more about our team approach to care.

Undergraduate Studies
Biomedical Engineering and Economics
Duke University — Durham, North Carolina

Medical School
New York Medical College — Valhalla, New York

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
New York Univeristy — Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, New York

Hand and Microvascular Fellow
University of Washington — Seattle, Washington


  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand, Certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • New York Society for Surgery of the Hand


  • Parisi, DM. The future of medicine — are you prepared. The American Journal of Orthopedics 2013;42(8):350-1.
  • Liporace FA, Yoon RS, Kubiak EN, Parisi DM, Koval KJ, Feldman DS, Egol KA. Does adding computed tomography change the diagnosis and treatment of tillaux and triplane pediatric ankle fractures?Orthopedics 2012; 35(2):e208-12.
  • Waitayawinyu T, Parisi DM, Miller B, Luria S, Morton HJ, Chin SH, Trumble TE. A comparison of PGA versus Type I collagen bioabsorbable nerve conduits: An alternative to autografting. J Hand Surg 2007;32A: I521-I529.
  • Debra M. Parisi, MD, Thomas E. Trumble, MD. Vaccaro AR (ed). Chapter 30 – Wrist and Hand Reconstruction. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 8. Rosemont, IL, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005.
  • Lee SK, Kubiak EN, Liporace FA, Parisi DM, Iesaka K, Posner MA. Fixation of tendon grafts for collateral ligament reconstructions: a cadaveric biomechanical study. J Hand Surg 2005;30A: 1051-1055.
  • Parisi DM, Koval K, Egol K. Fat Embolism Syndrome: A Review. The American Journal of Orthopedics 2002; 31 (9): 507-512.
  • Raskin KB, Parisi D, Baker J, Rettig ME. Dorsal Open Repair of Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures. Hand Clinics 2001; 17(4): 601-610.

Personal Interest
Photography, kayaking, running, basketball, cooking, reading, and travel.


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