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Daniel Curtis, MD

  • Specialties

    Sports Medicine, Shoulder Replacement, Hip Arthroscopy

  • Fellowship

    Sports Medicine - Stanford University

  • Residency

    The University of Chicago

  • Medical School

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Daniel Curtis, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical focus in sports medicine and joint reconstruction surgery. He has a special interest in the treatment of disorders of the hip, knee and shoulder through the use of advanced minimally invasive techniques, joint preservation and shoulder arthroplasty.

In treating his patients, Dr. Curtis begins by establishing an accurate diagnosis, then exhausts all non-operative treatment options prior to considering surgical treatment. If non-operative treatment has failed, he has a patient-centered discussion regarding surgical options.

Dr. Curtis grew up in northern Illinois and graduated with honors from Northwestern University, where he majored in biochemistry with a minor in global health studies. He then went on to medical school at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Following medical school, Dr. Curtis completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago, where he served as chief resident and developed an interest in sports medicine. He then completed fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. There, he gained experience in advanced techniques in hip arthroscopy, shoulder replacement surgery, and minimally invasive shoulder and knee surgery.  He worked alongside the team doctors for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco 49ers, while also serving as the team physician for multiple Stanford University sports.

Dr. Curtis remains active in the orthopaedic community as a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Furthermore, he serves as an editorial board member for the journal Arthroscopy and as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He continues to publish peer-reviewed literature and present to his peers at national and international meetings.

Dr. Curtis is proud to provide high quality and patient-centered care to the Reno community. He believes in putting his patients first, honest and clear communication, and caring for patients as he would for his family. Outside of work, Dr. Curtis enjoys spending time with his wife, Kate, and his two young children. His hobbies include skiing, basketball, running and cycling.

Publications

  • Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Curtis DM. Editorial Commentary: Identifying the problem is only the first step in fixing disparities in anterior cruciate ligament injury care. Arthroscopy 2021; In Press.

  • Sherman SL, Curtis DM. Editorial Commentary: Is the pendulum “swinging” away from patellar fixation in MPFL reconstruction? Arthroscopy 2021;37(10):3198-3199.

  • Curtis DM, Bradley AT, Lin Y, Shi LL, Strelzow JA, Athiviraham A. National Trends Show Declining Use of Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression without Rotator Cuff Repair. Arthroscopy 2021;S749(21):1-8.

  • Curtis DM, Pullen WM, Helenius KH, Freehill MT. The evolution and role of the bursal acromial reconstruction. Video J Sports Med 2021;1(2):1-3.

  • Lee CS, Reddy MP, Scott B, Curtis DM, Amirouhe F, Athiviraham A. Suture tape reinforced human dermal allograft used for superior capsule reconstruction demonstrates improved ability to withstand elongation. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil 2020;2(5):e511-e515.

  • Curtis DM, Lee CS, Qin C, Edgington J, Parekh A, Miller JM, Tokish JM, Amirouche F, Athiviraham A. Superior capsule reconstruction with subacromial allograft spacer: biomechanical cadaveric study of subacromial contact pressure and superior humeral head translation. Arthroscopy 2020;36(3):680-686.

  • Curtis DM, Lee CS, Boyajian HH, Lee MJ, Conti Mica M, Shi LL. The impact of global fracture care billing in distal radius fractures. Orthopedics 2020;43(5):e471-e475.

  • Qin C, Curtis DM, Reider B, Shi LL, Lee MJ, Athiviraham A. Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgery in the Ambulatory Surgical Center: Safety and Outcomes. Arthroscopy 2019;35(9):2545-2550.

  • Qin C, Helfrich MM, Curtis DM, Ho S, Athiviraham A. The effect of surgical setting on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction outcomes. The Physician and Sportsmedicine 2019; DOI: 10.1080/ 00913847.2019.1592335.

  • Edgington JP, Curtis DM, Bawa HS. The Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Role in the Care of Fragility Fractures. Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity 2016; 4:182.

  • Marquez-Lara AJ, Curtis DM, Patel RM, Stulberg SD. Short stem metaphyseal engaging implants: can insertion in varus be avoided? Bone Joint J 2013; 93-B (SUPP 28):75.

  • Conference Podium Presentations

  • Varshneya K, Money A, Curtis DM, Ray T, Abrams GD, Shea K, Safran M, Sherman SL. Isolated lateral release is inferior to medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for initial management of chronic patellar instability in pediatric patients. Podium Presentation, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM) Annual Meeting 2022. Houston, TX. January 27-29, 2022.

  • Curtis DM, Pullen WM, Jamero C, Safran MR. Can intra-articular gadolinium confound the results of a diagnostic anesthetic injection in young patients with hip pain? Paper Presentation, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Global Congress 2021. November 27-28, 2021.

  • Safran MR, Hopkins J, Elisman K, Finlay A, Segovia N, Curtis DM. Can hip microinstability be predicted by hip passive range of motion? Paper Presentation, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Global Congress 2021. November 27-28, 2021.

  • Curtis DM, Lee CS, Qin C, Edgington J, Parekh A, Miller JM, Tokish JM, Amirouche F, Athiviraham A. Superior capsule reconstruction with subacromial resurfacing. Podium Presentation, Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting 2020. Dallas, TX. May 7-9, 2020.

  • Qin C, Curtis DM, Reider B, Shi LL, Athiviraham A. Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery in the Ambulatory Surgical Center: Safety and Outcomes. Podium Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2019. Las Vegas, NV. March 12-14, 2019.

  • Curtis DM, Boyajian HH, Idowu O, Shi LL, Athiviraham A. Acromioclavicular joint repair versus reconstruction – re-operation rates in the acute or chronic setting. Podium Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2018. New Orleans, LA. March 8, 2018.

  • Curtis DM, Boyajian HH, Conti Mica M, Lee MJ, Shi LL. The impact of global fracture care billing in distal radius fractures. Podium Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2018. New Orleans, LA. March 6, 2018.

  • Conference Abstract and Poster Presentations

  • Bradley A, Adler J, Curtis DM, Gayad M, Strelzow J, Dirschl D, Athiviraham A. Are four views necessary? A review of the clinical value of oblique knee radiographs in the acute setting. ePoster #10. American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2021. Albuquerque, NM. June 8-12, 2021

  • Qin C, Curtis DM, Reider B, Shi LL, Lee MJ, Athiviraham A. Orthopedic shoulder surgery in the ambulatory surgical center: safety and outcomes. ePoster #1911, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Biennial Congress 2019. Cancun, Mexico. May 12-16, 2019.

  • Curtis DM, Boyadjian H, Conti Mica M, Lee MJ, Shi LL. The impact of global fracture care billing in distal radius fractures. Poster Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. September 13-15, 2018.

  • Edgington J, Avino RJ, Curtis DM, Roth C, Zhao C, Liu W, He TC, Athiviraham A. Augmentation of Meniscal Repair using rAdV-Mediated Expression of TGF-β1 and FGF-2 in a rat model. University of Chicago Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics Week Poster Symposium. May 14-18, 2018, Chicago, IL.

  • Burkert BA, Curtis DM, Koh JL, Warner JJP, Ek ET, Shi LL. Management of Proximal and Distal Biceps Injuries. Poster Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2018. New Orleans, LA. March 6-8, 2018.

  • Curtis DM, Edgington JP, Qin C, Koh JL, Ek E, Ho SH, Rodeo S, Shi LL. Orthobiologics for Upper Extremity Disorders: What is the Evidence? Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2018. New Orleans, LA. March 6, 2018.

  • Edgington JP, Curtis DM, Boyajian HH, Ek E, Koh JL, Steinmann SP, Shi LL. Fracture-dislocation about the elbow: An updated review on the classification, treatment, outcomes, and complications. Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017. San Diego, California. March 14, 2017.

  • Marquez-Lara AJ, Curtis DM, Patel RM, Stulberg SD. Effect of Optimizing Bone-Implant Contact on Hip Offset and Rotation with Four Contemporary Uncemented Metaphyseal-Engaging Implants. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2013. San Antonio, TX. January 26, 2013.

  • Patel RM, Curtis DM, Marquez-Lara AJ, Stulberg SD. Short Stem Metaphyseal Engaging Implants: The Impact of Design on Contact Area and Positioning. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. March 19, 2013.

  • Marquez-Lara AJ, Curtis DM, Patel RM, Stulberg SD. Short Stem Metaphyseal Engaging Implants: Design, Implantation and Alignment. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. March 19, 2013.

  • Patel AR, Yaffe MA, Curtis DM, Ghate RM, Stulberg SD. Improved Postoperative Coronal Alignments in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case for Patient Specific Guides. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida. April 17, 2013.

  • Curtis DM, Marquez-Lara AJ, Patel RM, Stulberg SD. Short Stem Metaphyseal Engaging Implants: The Impact of Design on Contact Area and Positioning. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida. April 17, 2013.

  • Marquez-Lara AJ, Curtis DM, Patel RM, Stulberg SD. Effect of Optimizing Bone-Implant Contact on Hip Offset and Rotation with Four Contemporary Uncemented Metaphyseal-Engaging Implants. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida. April 17, 2013.

  • Marquez-Lara AJ, Curtis DM, Patel RM, Stulberg SD. Effect of Optimizing Bone-Implant Contact on Hip Offset and Rotation with Four Contemporary Uncemented Metaphyseal-Engaging Implants. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. March 19, 2013.

  • Curtis DM, Marquez-Lara AJ, Patel RM, Stulberg SD. Diminshed Bone-Implant Contact After Optimization of Offset and Anteversion in Four Contemporary Uncemented Metaphyseal-Engaging Implants. Northwestern Medical Student Summer Research Program Poster Symposium, October 26, 2012. Chicago, Illinois.

  • Saks ME, Curtis DM, Midura DH, Uhlenbeck OC. Residues in different parts of the tRNA structure collaborate in establishing tRNA performance, in vivo. RNA Society Meeting 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  • Curtis DM, Crosby C, Murrill B, Uhlenbeck OC, Saks ME. Using genetics to elucidate attributes of tRNA that influence decoding on the ribosome. Ribosomes 2010 Meeting, Orvieto, Italy.