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Daniel Hesse, MD

About Daniel

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.

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

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.

Locations Altru Hospital, Altru Professional Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • 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
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Toronto
    Toronto Canada, ON
  • Residency
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Kingston General Hospital & Hotel Dieu Hospital
    Kingston, ON
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Queen's University
    Canada, ON
  • Fellowship
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Fellowship Kingston General Hospital & Hotel Dieu Hospital
    Canada, ON
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Fellowship Hotel Dieu Hospital
    Canada, ON
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Fellowship Region's Hospital
    St. Paul, MN
  • Orthopaedic 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
  • 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)
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:
  • Polytrauma
  • Extremity fractures
  • Interarticular fractures
  • Periprosthetic fractures
  • Pelvis and acetabular fractures
  • Pediatric fractures
  • Fracture malunion/nonunion
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy
40 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5 Stars

Access to Timely Care


4.9 out of 5 Stars

Communicates Clearly


4.7 out of 5 Stars

Time with Provider is Meaningful


4.5 out of 5 Stars

Listens Well and is Respectful


4.7 out of 5 Stars


Reviews are collected from our patient experience survey results. Comments may be edited or omitted in some instances, for example to remove protected health information or a reference to irrelevant information. We do not alter any information that would change the meaning or sentiment of the comment.

  • 01/17/2023

    I didnt realize until I left that I wasnt given any real instructions or assistance about mobility or how to deal with a broken leg. I think I was shocked or nervous to think to ask questions

    Rating: 3.5
  • 12/20/2022

    I am very happy with the level of care throughout the surgeries and post care. I tell everyone I know about the excellent care and experience. Thank you and all your staff for the excellent level of care, my heartfelt sincere Thank you! At my lowest moments you, Altru health system, was there for me.

    Rating: 5
  • 09/29/2022

    The doctor answered questions pre-surgery. I felt I was well cared for by the doctors and staff on this day. I was happy that our questions were answered and that I understood what the next steps were in my surgery to get me well again.

    Rating: 4.55