David Kummerfeld, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery- Sports Medicine

8101 South Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75703


Dr. Kummerfeld is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow arthroscopy/replacement and upper extremity injuries. Additionally, he specializes in total and partial knee replacements.

After graduating medical school from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kummerfeld completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Texas A&M/ Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, TX. Dr. Kummerfeld received advanced training from the world-renowned Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California, where he studied and performed advanced shoulder and elbow surgeries.

In 2019 – 2022, Dr. Kummerfeld was honored by Texas Monthly Magazine with their Rising Stars Award. In 2023, he was recognized as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor.

“I am privileged to serve my hometown and the people of East Texas who suffer from shoulder and elbow ailments. Orthopedic surgery has made many advancements; it’s rewarding to provide options for people who are suffering.” -Dr. Kummerfeld

Dr. Kummerfeld has the expertise and knowledge to treat a wide variety of sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He is the team physician for the Brook Hill School in Tyler. 




Shoulder and Elbow: Sports, Reconstruction and Trauma

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction Fellowship
Fellow of John Itamura
Pasadena, California
August 2013 – August 2014

Scott & White Hospital
Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery Division
Temple, Texas
October 2008 – June 2013
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Resident in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Galveston, Texas
July 2008 – September 2008
Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine, 2008
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

Undergraduate Education:
B.S. Biology, minor in World Affairs 2003
Baylor University


Shoulder Contracture Evaluation and Classification in the Setting of Birth Brachial Plexus Palsy
Podium presentation per Idris Gharboui at World Symposium on Congenital Malformation of the Hand and Upper Limb 2012
Osteogenetically Stimulated Bone Marrow in Bone Regeneration and Repair
Poster presentation 2011 CSRS, in publication
Mayo versus Versys Survivorship Analysis
Poster presentation 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting
Podium presentation 2010 Central Texas Resident Research Symposium
In submission to Journal of Arthroplasty
Research Assistant: data analysis and 3D reconstruction
November 2007 – January 2008
William L. Buford, Jr., PhD, Professor/Director Division of Orthopaedic Research
Investigation of momeent arms about the knee in the normal, ACL minus and implanted conditions. CT 3D reconstruction to identify reliability between interraters.

Top OB/GYN student for Term 4 (Oct-Dec) 2006
Cum laude graduate from Baylor University, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society 2003
Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgical Program at Baylor College of Medicine, 1 of 25 students selected nationwide to spend 8 weeks with a surgeon of various specialties 2002
Golden Key International Honor Society 2002-2003
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society 2001-2003
Baylor Presidential Scholarship 2000-2003
Dean’s List 5 of 7 semesters at Baylor 2000-2003

Clinic Address: 3414 Golden Road, Tyler, Texas 75701

Appointment Line: (903) 939-7516

Fax (903) 939-7757


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical, Texas P7659