Daniel Hesse MD

Daniel Hesse, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedics
701.732.7700 Schedule Appointment


Altru Hospital

1200 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

Altru Professional Center

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

About Me

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.

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."

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


Medical School

Doctor of Medicine 
University of Toronto
Toronto Canada, ON


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 
Kingston General Hospital & Hotel Dieu Hospital
Kingston, ON

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 
Queen's University
Canada, ON


Orthopedic Surgery Sports Fellowship 
Kingston General Hospital & Hotel Dieu Hospital
Canada, ON

Orthopedic Surgery Sports Fellowship 
Hotel Dieu Hospital
Canada, ON

Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Fellowship 
Region's Hospital
St. Paul, MN

Orthopedic Surgery Trauma Fellowship 
University of Minnesota
St Paul, MN

Board Certification
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • Orthopedic Surgery Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgery  
Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Polytrauma
  • Extremity fractures
  • Interarticular fractures
  • Periprosthetic fractures
  • Pelvis and acetabular fractures
  • Pediatric fractures
  • Fracture malunion/nonunion
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy


Virtual Reality versus Benchtop Simulation in the Acquisition of Arthroscopic Skill (contributing author)