Daniel Ocel, MD | Foot & Ankle Surgery

“I am extremely proud to be a part of the staff at Cornerstone Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and have the opportunity to join my partners in the care of the Colorado community, as the impeccable reputation of the group and its philosophy of care so coincides with my own.” –Daniel Ocel, MD

Quick Facts & Resources

  • US Navy Veteran – Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Naval Hospital Corpus Christi
  • Official USA Rugby Team Physician
  • Recipient of Weinstein Award: Outstanding Graduating Senior Resident
  • Treated Australian Olympic Athletes
  • Patient Education: Learn About Foot & Ankle Pain
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Dr. Daniel Ocel joined Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2005. He is a board-certified, Orthopaedic Surgeon and fellowship-trained in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. He also practices in general orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Ocel’s treatment philosophy focuses on compassionate, individualistic care. “In my years of experience, I have found that similar injuries may affect people in a different manner; therefore, careful attention to each patient’s condition remains a cornerstone of my care of the orthopaedic patient,” Dr. Ocel said. He is a member of the Colorado Medical Society, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Prior to working at Cornerstone Orthopaedics, Dr. Ocel graduated Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Medicine and was honored to receive a Health Professions Scholarship from the US Navy while in medical school. He continued his training in Chicago at the University of Illinois completing his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He received the Weinstein Award as outstanding graduating chief resident.

Dr. Ocel served our country for three years as Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Naval Hospital Corpus Christi. He received the Naval-Marine Corp Commendation medal for his military service. Dr. Ocel moved with his family to Sydney, Australia to continue his medical education, where he completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery with Dr. Martin Sullivan, Australia’s premier foot and ankle surgeon. During his fellowship, Dr. Ocel cared for many of Sydney’s top professional athletes including Australian Olympic athletes competing in the summer games of 2004. Dr. Ocel completed his fellowship with Dr. Robert Anderson at the Miller Clinic in Charlotte, NC.

When he is not performing a surgery or on a medical mission trip to Cambodia with the Cornerstone Foundation, Dr. Ocel loves spending time with his wife and children, as well as golfing and playing soccer.