By Molly English-Bowers
Monday, August 29, 2022
Auburn Orthopedic Specialists (AOS), affiliated with Auburn Community Hospital, has added another orthopedic surgeon to its growing practice. Daniel Alexander, MD, is one of the most respected and accomplished orthopedic surgeons in upstate New York, with 20 years of experience performing more than 20,000 surgeries. Recognized for both his professional achievements and his community service, Dr. Alexander will join AOS in early October.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Auburn Orthopedic Specialists, and to be a part of Auburn Hospital and this community,” says Dr. Alexander, whose specialty is joint replacement surgery. “The medical professionals at AOS have built a first-class orthopedic practice, and I look forward to helping them grow this practice.”
He will join four physicians and three physician assistants with expertise in a variety of fields ranging from hand and wrist surgery to sports medicine and joint replacement.
Dr. Alexander is a leader in ROSA (Robotic Surgical Assistant) total knee arthroplasty and has performed arthroscopic surgeries and treated orthopedic trauma and fracture fixation. A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, he’s at the forefront of orthopedic care and research.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Alexander’s stature and experience join AOS and the hospital,” says Scott Berlucchi, President and CEO of Auburn Community Hospital. “His experience and desire to stay on top of the latest orthopedic procedures and technology will be a tremendous asset to our community.”
Dr. Alexander will join the physicians at Auburn Orthopedic Specialists’ total joint replacement program and work closely with referring primary care providers and patients to ensure excellence in care from diagnosis to rehabilitation.
“All of the surgeons at AOS are doing remarkable work and I am impressed with the investments Auburn Community Hospital leadership has made in new technology to allow this practice to grow and serve the community,” Dr. Alexander says.
Reaching Residents in Other Ways
Daniel Alexander, MD, has an impressive medical resume, but his community service is also noteworthy, particularly his reach to the underserved. He was instrumental in building the new state-of-the-art emergency department at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, and is responsible for building a community center in one of Buffalo’s poorest neighborhoods, where he grew up.
Dr. Alexander also helped build a Boys and Girls Club in Geneva, New York, to connect and empower young people to reach their full potential. He currently co-chairs “Boldly Buffalo,” a fundraising campaign to support his alma mater, the University of Buffalo (UB), including the UB medical school. Under his leadership, the campaign will soon meet its goal of raising $1 billion.
Dr. Alexander received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He is the founder of Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center and Open MRI of the Finger Lakes, and was Chair of Orthopedics for Rochester Regional Health eastern region. He will soon depart his current position at Newark Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital.