Daniel E. Gelb, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics
About Daniel E. Gelb, MDToggle accordion item
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.
- In this MPT Your Health interview, Dr. Gelb discusses some of the causes of back pain as well as treatments.
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New York University School of Medicine, 1987
University of Rochester Medical Center, 1988
Rochester General Hospital, 1993
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University - Orthopedic Spine Surgery, 1994
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry - Orthopaedic Surgery, 1989
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996
External Professional Relationships
A University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics faculty member may have external professional relationships with health-care related businesses. These relationships often lead to the development of new treatments and therapies. The Department of Orthopaedics believes that transparency and honesty in the reporting of these relationships is essential to maintaining trust with our patients and mitigating any conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts that may arise.
For faculty who earn royalties on the sale of medical devices, no royalties are earned on any devices sold to patients or to hospitals that are part of the University of Maryland Medical System or in any other facilities where those faculty members treat patients.
All external professional relationships maintained by members of the University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics are reviewed and approved in advance by the Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) for conformance with UM SOM policies in regarding conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment, and professionalism.
Dr. Gelb disclosed the following external professional relationships:
- Globus Medical: Royalties
- DePuy Synthes: Royalties
- Stryker Spine: Faculty
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