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Daniel W. Green, MD, FACS
Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
Daniel W. Green

Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FACS, is Chief of the Pediatric Orthopedic Service at HSS. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee surgery for children and adolescents, Dr. Green is honored to represent such a talented group of pediatric orthopedic surgeon leaders dedicated to taking care of children.

Dr. Green sees patients from across the country and around the world for conditions including patella dislocation, osteochondritis dissecans, discoid meniscus, tibial spine fractures, and pediatric ACL tears. Through research and teaching, Dr. Green is dedicated to improving outcomes for patients with these issues. He and his office staff are committed to providing the best patient experience possible, including careful review of treatment options, rehabilitation guidelines, and a clear timeline for recovery.

Dr. Green has taken care of young athletes in the highest levels of sport, including national and Olympic athletes, and understands the emotional impact associated with sports injuries. He typically follows his athlete patients through their college careers and has even had the opportunity to follow some into their professional careers. He is a team physician with the FIVB (Federation Internationale De Volleyball) and provides medical coverage for the USA Men’s and Women’s National (Olympic) Volleyball Teams.

A holder of the Mary Kathryn and Alexander Navab Chair for Pediatric Orthopedic Research at HSS, Dr. Green has written more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters focused on pediatric and adolescent knee surgery.

He also founded the Pediatric Sports Program at HSS and helped develop the Pediatric Orthopedic Clinical Research Program. He has had many leadership roles and honors while at the Hospital for Special Surgery, including receiving the Philip D Wilson Teaching award selected by graduating orthopedic surgery residents. He was elected twice by HSS Medical staff to serve on the Medical Board. In addition, he served 5 years as Associate Director of the HSS Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program.

Outside of HSS, Dr. Green has served as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Past President of the New York County Medical Society, a Board of Counselor for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, charter member of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRISM), a board member of the PatelloFemoral Foundation, and serves on the executive committee of the International Patella Study Group.


  • Bachelor of Science, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  • Master of Science, Columbia University, College of Physician and Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Certified, State Licensure: New York, Texas