Dr. Mark Paiste earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006. He completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. Dr. Paiste obtained subspecialty training by completing a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ in 2012. He has also contributed to several orthopedic research papers during his training.
In his practice, Dr Paiste specializes in traumatic and degenerative disorders of the hand, wrist, and upper extremity. In addition, Dr Paiste also practices general orthopedic and arthroscopic surgery.
Prior to medical school, Dr Paiste graduated from Widener University with a mechanical engineering degree in 1996. He served as a mechanical design engineer at numerous compaines including ConMed Linvatec and Synthes, which are global leaders in design and manufacture of orthopedic surgical implants and instruments. During his employment at ConMed Linvatec, he became the co-inventor of an innovative surgical device and technique for use in the repair of torn rotator cuff tendons and instability of the shoulder. Dr Paiste plans to further utilize his engineering skills as a design consultant for orthopedic devices.
Dr. Paiste is a native of the Philadelphia Area. His personal interests include Physical Fitness and Nutrition, Marine Sea Life, Football, and Graphic Illustration. He is also an automotive enthusiast, especially for Corvettes.