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Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS

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About Dr. Green


Dr. Daniel Green Chief of the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Service at HSS and a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has established himself in pediatric sports medicine, specifically knee injuries and pediatric knee surgery, with over 80% of his surgical practice focused on knee surgery in the child and adolescent. He is currently the Fellowship Director of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, and the Associate Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program at HSS. Dr. Green has authored over 100 articles and a dozen book chapters on conditions of the knee. He has practiced at HSS since 1998 and is a board member of the PatelloFemoral Foundation.

Dr. Green has taken care of young athletes involved in the highest level of a variety of sports, and understands the emotional impact associated with sports injuries. Athletes from around the region, country, and outside the USA  who compete at the highest level of sports from regional all-star teams, high performance national teams, and even Olympic athletes have sought Dr. Green’s professional medical advice and opinion. Dr. Green typically follows his athlete patients through their college career and has even had the opportunity to follow some into their professional career. Dr. Green is credentialed as a team physician by the FIVB (Federation Internationale De Volleyball) and provides medical coverage for the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team.

Dr. Green has over 20 year’s experience of managing difficult fractures and injuries of children and adolescents. He currently provides emergency treatment of pediatric fractures and orthopedic emergencies at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Green is actively involved as a faculty and leader in AO North America and AO International, one of the few organizations that educates surgeons from around the world regarding the surgical treatment of pediatric fractures. After being nominated by the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, Dr. Green became a member of the US Government’s Medical Specialty Enhancement Team (MSET). This program links pediatric orthopedic surgeons to federal disaster medical teams when needed during disaster response.

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Specialized Centers

Patellofemoral Center
HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

Pediatric ACL-Knee
Discoid Meniscus-Knee
Patella Dislocation and Injuries-Knee
Osteochondritis Dissecans-Knee
Cartilage Repair/Restoration-Knee
Tibial Spine Fractures-Knee
Pediatric Fractures
Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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Chief of the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, HSS
Associate Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program, HSS
USA Volleyball NATIONAL Team Physician Coverage, 2018
Medical Officer (intermittent); National Disaster Medical System: Department of Health and Human Services, effective 2011


Leadership Positions:

Board Member and Treasurer, PRiSM (Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine), 2018-present
Chair, Patella Research Interest Group, PRiSM, 2015-2019
International Program Editor, AOTrauma Educational Program, 2018
Elected Member of Board of Councilors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2009-2015
President, New York County Medical Society, 2011-2012
Leadership Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2005-2006
President, AOA Honor Medical Society - Texas Alpha Chapter, 1991


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
American Orthopedic Association, Fellow
Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
ROCK research group for osteochondritis dissecans of the knee


Dr. Green has successfully completed certification exams for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 2000, 2010 and 2018.


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 5 Years 
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2022
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2016-2020
New York Magazine: Top Doctors, 2019-2022
HSS Philip D. Wilson Teaching Award (voted by the 2007 HSS Orthopaedic Surgery Resident class), 2007
Honorary Police Surgeon: NYPD Appointed by Commissioner Raymond Kelly, 2007


Dr. Green’s undergraduate degree is from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, followed by a Master of Science degree from Columbia University in New York City. In 1991, he graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch with High Honors. After Medical School Dr. Green received his surgical training at New York Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

BS, Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
MS, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (High Honors)


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


Fellowship Trained in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, California

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Green

Patient Education

Professional Education

Selected Books/Chapters

Cruz AI Jr, Lee RJ, Kushare I, Baghdadi S, Green DW, Ganley TJ, Ellis HB Jr; PRiSM; Tibial Spine Research Interest Group; Mistovich RJ. “Tibial Spine Fractures in Young Athletes.” In: Clinics in Sports Medicine: Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Injuries: Evaluation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation. 2022.

Parikh SN, Veerkamp M, Redler LH, Schlechter J, Williams BA, Yaniv M, Friel N, Perea SH, Shannon SR, Green DW. “Patellar Instability in Young Athletes.” In: Clinics in Sports Medicine: Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Injuries: Evaluation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation. 2022.

Hidalgo Perea S, Shannon SR, Green DW. “Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction with Open Physes.” In: Clinics in Sports Medicine: Patellofemoral Instability: Decision Making and Techniques. 2022.

Aitchison AH, Green DW, Andrish J, Askenberger M, Kuroda R, de Frietas GS. “Patellofemoral Instability in the Pediatric Patient with Open Physes: A 11-Year-Old Girl with Trochlear Dysplasia.” In: The Patellofemoral Joint. 2022.

Schlichte L, Wixted C, Green DW. “Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries.” In: Evidence-Based Orthopedics, Second Edition. 2021.

Besselaar A, Green DW, Howard A. “AO Pediatric Trauma Reference Femur Fractures.” (WEB APP) 2020.

Green DW, Price MJ, Quadricepsplasty Operative Techniques. In: Patellar Instability: Management Principles and Operative Techniques, 1st ed. USA: Wolters Kluwer; 2019.

Green DW, Price MJ, Moloney J. Patellofemoral Pain in the Skeletally Immature Patient: Diagnosis and Treatment. In: Patellofemoral Pain and Instability: Etiology, Diagnosis and Management. Switzerland: Springer; 2019: 3-25.

image of cover of book: Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Surgery

Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Surgery

USA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015

This new print and interactive eBook resource written by Dr. Cordasco and Dr. Green offers:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the increasing numbers of pediatric and adolescent knee injuries commonly seen by orthopaedic surgeons.
  • Step-by-step guidance on various methods of treating ACL injuries, patellofemoral instability, osteochondritis dessicans, discoid meniscus, epiphyseal injury and adolescent fractures, and growth plate surgery.
  • More than 330 full-color illustrations that clearly depict the details of each procedure.
  • A concise and relevant review of anatomy, imaging, and epidemiology.
  • Authoritative coverage of the specific issues in children and adults that require a different approach from adult patients.

Chapters written by Dr. Green include:

  • Green DW, Cordasco FA. Introduction. 1-4.
  • Green DW, Cordasco FA, Gausden EB. Technique: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: All-Epiphyseal Sockets. 53-60.
  • Green DW, Cordasco FA. Brief Overview of Surgical Anterior Cruciate Ligament Options: Algorithm Based on Skeletal Age. 74-77.
  • Green DW, Gausden EB. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: Hamstring Technique. 140-147.
  • Green DW, Uppstrom TJ, Haskel JD. Bioabsorbable Fixation of Symptomatic Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions in Children and Adolescents. 207-212.
  • Green DW, Munch J, Voigt M, Rodeo SA. Surgical Techniques for Treatment of Symptomatic Discoid Meniscus. 236-242.
  • Green DW, Nwachukwu BU. Tibial Spine Avulsion Fractures: Overview and Arthroscopic Technique for Internal Fixation with Cannulated Screws. 261-267.
  • Green DW, Haskel JD, Shin YW. Applications of Implant-Mediated Guided Growth in Pediatric Knee Surgery. 327-335.

Green DW. Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Patella Instability. In: Die Therapie Der Instabilen Patella. Zurich: AGA-Komitee-Knie-Patellofemoral; 2016: 80-90.


Dr. Green's practice and research interest is the pediatric knee, with over 80% of his surgical practice focused on knee surgery in the child and adolescent. He is an author of over 100 articles and a dozen book chapters.  His research publications have centered on a number of areas related to the patellofemoral joint, including development of a classification of pediatric patella dislocations,  surgical treatment of patella dislocations with MPFL reconstruction in the growing child, anatomy of the MPFL ligament and its relationship to the growth plate, and treatment of cartilage injures and fractures associated with patella instability.

Actively Participating in the Following Multicenter Studies

Research in Osteochondritis of the Knee (ROCK)
Pediatric ACL: Understanding Treatment Options (PLUTO)
Sports Cohort Outcomes Registry (SCORE)
Justifying Patellar Instability Treatment by Early Results (JUPITER)
PRiSM Meniscus RIG
Pediatric Ortho Knee Anatomy Study Group
PRiSM Patella RIG
PRiSM Tibial Spine Fracture RIG

Clinical Trials

Patient Registries

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Green as of April 10, 2023.

  • AONA & AO International - Author; Board or Committee Member; Speakers' Bureau
  • Arthrex - Consultant; Royalties; Speakers' Bureau
  • Pega Medical - Royalties
  • Wolters Kluwer - Author

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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