Dr. Daniel Chan is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon who specializes in fracture care. He has specific training in the management of complex fractures such as those involving the pelvis and hip socket, fractures involving a joint surface that must be repaired precisely to minimize post-traumatic arthritis, and fractures that fail to heal or heal with an unacceptable alignment, to name a few. He also specializes in geriatric fracture care and has an interest in the management of osteoporosis. In addition, Dr. Chan performs minimally invasive and muscle sparing anterior approach total hip arthroplasty for traumatic (i.e. femoral neck fractures) and degenerative (i.e. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and avascular necrosis) conditions. Finally, Dr. Chan also performs minimally invasive knee replacement surgery using custom, patient-specific implants and instrumentation. <br> A native of Toronto, Dr. Chan moved to the United States during high school with his family. He graduated from Cornell University with magna cum laude honors and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He subsequently attended the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. His orthopaedic surgery residency was completed at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was selected to be Administrative Chief Resident. <br> Dr. Chan completed his orthopaedic trauma fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City under the direction of David L. Helfet, MD, a world-renowned authority in orthopaedic trauma and pelvic fracture surgery. He is an Active Member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, serves as a faculty member for AO North America, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
I enjoy the daily challenge of caring with patients with various fractures and the unique "personality" of each injury which requires an individualized approach. Each patient is treated as if they were immediate family and I perform a meticulous work-up / pre-operative plan before embarking on any surgical intervention, regardless of complexity. I have specific training in the management of pelvic / acetabulum fractures, periarticular fractures, and nonunions / malunions.
Dr. Chan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Chan's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement, Cemented
Hip Replacement, Cementless
Image-Guided Hip Replacement
Image-Guided Knee Replacement
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
University of Mi Med Sch
Medical School | Graduated 2004
Jackson Mem Hosp/U Miami
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
Jackson Mem Hosp/U Miami
Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
Hosp Special Surg-Cornell University
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Chan has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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