Christopher S. Klifto, MD
Upper Extremity Surgeon
Division Head Of Shoulder and Elbow of the Durham VA
Dr. Christopher Klifto grew up outside Philadelphia. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where he received a degree in Chemical and Biomechanical Engineering. He received his medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and completed his Orthopaedic residency and Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship at NYU- Hospital for Joint Diseases.
His primary focus is treating upper extremity pathology ranging from the fingertips to the shoulder, and fractured bones throughout the body. He treats nerve compression disorders such as carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome, nerve injuries, trigger fingers, Dupuytren’s contractures, rotator cuff disorders, arthritis and fractures of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Duke University. He has published articles in nationally recognized publications and continues to actively conduct clinical research involving the upper extremity.
Dr. Klifto lives in Durham with his wife Meredith, an Ophthalmologist. He enjoys golf, fishing, skiing, and professional and collegiate sports.