Daniel Koehler, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
  • Hand Surgery
  • Elbow Injuries & Disorders

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Biography

Daniel Koehler, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Section Chief for hand and upper extremity surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Koehler holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame and earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was inducted as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and received advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery through a fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Board certified with subspecialty certification in hand surgery through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Koehler’s clinical areas of interest are focused on complex surgery of the hand, wrist, and elbow, including wrist and elbow replacement; repair of wrist and hand arthritis; wrist instability; upper extremity trauma/fractures; reconstructive surgery; microvascular surgery; nerve decompression; sports medicine; and arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Koehler is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and he serves on three national committees through the Hand Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Association’s Emerging Leaders Program.

He has delivered numerous national and regional presentations, secured several research grants, and published multiple academic articles.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008-2012)
  • Residency - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2012-2017), Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship - Washington University in St. Louis /Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2017-2018), Hand & Upper Extremity
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2021
  • J. Albert Key Washington University Orthopaedic Society 2018
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Senior Resident Education Grant 2016
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Research Project Grant 2015-2016
  • 6th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Pediatric Orthopaedic Societies/ Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting Best Free Paper 2013
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Grant to Foster Innovations in Resident Surgical Education 2014-2015
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Research Foundation Grant 2014-2015
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting Best Poster Presentation 2012
  • University Founder’s Medal for First Honors, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 2011
  • National Institute of Health T35 Grant (#T35 HL090555) 2009-2010
  • College of Science Valedictorian, University of Notre Dame 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Notre Dame 2008
Books & Publications
Research
  • National database study of modifiable, patient-specific factors and the risk of perioperative complications following elective hand surgery
  • Outcomes following surgical management of periprosthetic fractures around the elbow
  • Outcomes of total elbow arthroplasty as performed for arthritis versus trauma indications
  • Radiographic and functional outcomes with varying surgical techniques of dorsal bridge plate fixation for complex, intra-articular distal radius fractures

Clinical Focus

  • Hand Surgery
  • Elbow Injuries & Disorders
  • Hand & Wrist Conditions
  • Elbow Conditions

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