Daniel E. Gelb, MD

  • Professor of Orthopaedics

Daniel E. Gelb, MD


  • Spine Surgery

About Daniel E. Gelb, MD

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Dr. Daniel E. Gelb is a professor of orthopedics and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Gelb received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester. He then completed an orthopedic spine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an Yves Cotrel Fellowship for the study of surgery of the spine in Paris, France.

Before coming to the University of Maryland, Dr. Gelb spent eight years as an assistant professor of orthopedics at Penn State University College of Medicine. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gelb is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor society for medicine.

He is a recipient of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant for research in autocrine regulation of chondrocyte maturation and was awarded the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD, Teaching Award in 2001 and 2009.

His areas of clinical interest include adult and pediatric spinal deformity, including scoliosis and kyphosis, spinal tumors and infections, spinal trauma, and a full range of degenerative spinal conditions.

Dr. Gelb was named a Top Doctor in the specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery: Spine by Baltimore magazine in 2016. Dr. Gelb was named The Washington Post Magazine's Super Doctor 2011 for Orthopaedics.

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