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 Associate Chief at the Department of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery 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 a former 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 Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Caminear has also taught numerous professional foot and ankle skills courses.
Dr. Caminear was 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.
Dr. Caminear is Board Certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, a distinction that only a few podiatric surgeons have achieved. 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.