Daniel S. Robbins, MD

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Daniel Robbins is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery (MIS) and least invasive spine care. He has been a mentor and educator for spine surgeons globally in developing MIS skills. Dr. Robbins can easily relate to patients who want to return to pain-free mobility, as he is quite active himself. He enjoys alpine and cross country skiing and marathon distance running, as well as hiking and cycling. Dr. Robbins joined OA in 2016.

I strive with every patient visit to understand the patient’s needs and expectations, thereby allowing me to provide insight with which to create a collaborative treatment plan that will achieve those goals.”



  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), fellow, re-certified spine subspecialty three times (1990-2020)

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society (NASS), member (1993-present)
  • NASS, Evidence Based Medicine Committee, Low Back Pain Guideline Rehabilitation and Exercise Work Group, member (2012-present)
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), member (2010-present)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), fellow (1990-present)
  • New England Spine Study Group, member and former president (1997-present)

Education & Training

  • Union College, BSc bioengineering, Schenectady, NY
  • Howard University College of Medicine, MD, Washington, DC
  • Saint Vincent Medical Center, general surgery internship, New York, NY
  • Saint Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, residency in orthopaedic surgery, New York, NY
  • University of Hong Kong Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, fellowship in spine surgery and pediatric orthopaedic surgery, Hong Kong


  • Adjunct faculty, pre-medical program, Williams College (1996-present)
  • Clinical course didactic and hands-on presentation on minimally invasive surgery (2001-2011)
  • Designer of several patented spinal access instruments and techniques currently used in minimally invasive spine care

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