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Daniel Ocel, MD

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL

BS, Biology, St. Scholastica College, Duluth, MN

MEDICAL SCHOOL

MD, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

RESIDENCY

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinos-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

FELLOWSHIP(S)

Foot and Ankle, North Shore Foot and Ankle Center, Sydney, Austrailia. Foot and Ankle Miller Orthopedic Clinic Charlotte, NC

Meet Daniel Ocel, MD

Dr. Daniel Ocel joined Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2005. He is a board-certified, Orthopaedic Surgeon and fellowship-trained in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. He also practices in general orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Ocel’s treatment philosophy focuses on compassionate, individualistic care. He is a member of the Colorado Medical Society, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Prior to working at Cornerstone Orthopaedics, Dr. Ocel graduated Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Medicine and was honored to receive a Health Professions Scholarship from the US Navy while in medical school. He continued his training in Chicago at the University of Illinois completing his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He received the Weinstein Award as outstanding graduating chief resident.

Dr. Ocel served our country for three years as Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Naval Hospital Corpus Christi. He received the Naval-Marine Corp Commendation medal for his military service. Dr. Ocel moved with his family to Sydney, Australia to continue his medical education, where he completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery with Dr. Martin Sullivan, Australia’s premier foot and ankle surgeon. During his fellowship, Dr. Ocel cared for many of Sydney’s top professional athletes including Australian Olympic athletes competing in the summer games of 2004. Dr. Ocel completed his fellowship with Dr. Robert Anderson at the Miller Clinic in Charlotte, NC.

When he is not performing a surgery or on a medical mission trip to Cambodia with the Cornerstone Foundation, Dr. Ocel loves spending time with his wife and children, as well as golfing and playing soccer.

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Board Certifications

The American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Focus

  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy and Treatment of Sports Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Trauma to the Foot and Ankle
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Your doctor is more than just a person performing your surgery. They’re committed to providing treatment that accounts for your whole-body wellness, which is why they start most visits by getting to know you, beyond just your pain points. Here are a few of the skills, hobbies, and interests that keep them busy when they aren’t tending to your health!

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