Daniel Hesse

Daniel Hesse, MD


Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Surgery, and Orthopedics

Daniel Hesse, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with an emphasis in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Outside of work, he and his wife enjoy outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with their children. Dr. Hesse, a car nut, is actively working on obtaining his Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing license.

To schedule an appointment, please call 701.732.7700


Philosophy Of Medicine

“As a trauma surgeon, most of the patients I meet will not present on an elective basis. It is my priority to demonstrate to the patient they are in good hands when they are at their most vulnerable. I strongly believe in direct communication and will relentlessly advocate for my patient’s best surgical management and rehabilitation interests.”

Special Practices and Procedures

  • Polytrauma
  • Extremity fractures
  • Interarticular fractures
  • Periprosthetic fractures
  • Pelvis and acetabular fractures
  • Pediatric fractures
  • Fracture malunion/nonunion
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy


Medical Education

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada, Doctor of Medicine


Kingston General Hospital & Hotel Dieu Hospital, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency


Kingston General Hospital & Hotel Dieu Hospital, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Fellowship
Region's Hospital, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Fellowship


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Orthopedic Surgery Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
  • Board Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario



  • Virtual Reality versus Benchtop Simulation in the Acquisition of Arthroscopic Skill (contributing author)
  • Design, Manufacture and Preliminary Testing of a Reusable Hexagonal Bone Punch for Mosaicplasty (primary author)

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Alexandra Kirkley Award, Canadian Orthopedic Residents Association Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Best Basic Science Research Paper Musculoskeletal Research Day, 2012-2013
  • Air Canada Letter of Appreciation re: In Flight Medical Expertise, 2011
  • Walter F. Watkins Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2008
  • Honours Standing, Years I, II, III, IV Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2005-2009   
  • Millennium Scholarship, Ontario Students Assistance Program, 2005-2009


  • Altru Hospital

    1200 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000
    Alternate: 800.732.4277
  • Altru Professional Center

    4440 S. Washington St. Main Entrance Door #13 Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.732.7600