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Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Guss firmly believes in equipping patients with the latest treatment options and empowering them to choose the path to recovery that is right for them - whether it leads to the Olympics or a stroll with a grandchild.

Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Fractures, sprains and dislocations
Sports injuries
Minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques
Arthritis and joint replacement surgery
Cartilage replacement surgery
Neuromuscular disease
Diabetes and charcot arthropathy
Reconstructive surgery and deformity correction
Tendonitis and rupture
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
MBA, Harvard Business School
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Daniel Guss earned his BS in molecular biophysics & biochemistry at Yale University before attaining his MD at Harvard Medical School. After a year-long general surgery internship at Mass General , he completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, training at Harvard-affiliated hospitals including Mass General, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Guss' interest in improving the way our healthcare system delivers care to patients led him to spend two years at Harvard Business School pursuing an MBA, after which he completed a year-long fellowship focused on orthopedic foot and ankle disorders at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Guss has a clinical interest in minimally-invasive foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle reconstruction, sports-related injuries, cartilage, ligament and tendon disorders and orthopedic trauma. He also is actively involved in academic research and teaching.

In his free time, Dr. Guss is an avid downhill skier and has participated in big-mountain ski camps out West. He also enjoys exercising, reading and trying to keep up with his young family.


Dr. Guss strives to improve the treatment of patients through research on topics that include sports-related injuries, foot and ankle trauma and late-stage reconstruction, with an emphasis on minimally invasive approaches and function-preserving alternatives. He is also interested in health policy and the manner in which large health care systems can reliably deliver high quality care to individual patients in a changing health care environment. In addition, he is committed to improving the training of future generation of surgeons by extrapolating lessons learned from other industries.


Select publications:

Daniel Guss, Jeremy T. Smith, Chris C. Chiodo. "Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Critical Analysis Review." Accepted for publication by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews, 2014.

Quinn T. Charbonneau, Daniel Guss. "Foot and Ankle Disorders" in Pocket Primary Care; a Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook. Meghan Kiefer and Curtis Chong, Eds. Wolters Kluwer: Philadelphia, 2014.

John Y. Kwon, Daniel Guss, Darius E. Lin, Mostafa Abousayed, Clifford Jeng, Steve Kang, J. Kent Ellington. Delay to definitive fixation does not decrease wound complications: Factors predictive for wound complications in the treatment of closed intra-articular calcaneus fractures. Submitted for publication by Foot and Ankle International, 2014.

Daniel Guss. "Alternative Systems of Care and Consumer-Driven Health Care. An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students, Manish Sethi and William Frist, eds. New York: Springer, 2013.

Sanford E. Emery, Daniel Guss, Marshall A. Kuremsky, Brian R. Hamlin, James H. Herndon, Harry E. Rubash. "Resident education versus fellowship training-conflict or synergy? AOA critical issues. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume. 2012, Nov; 94(21):e159.

Daniel Guss, Ann L. Prestipino, Harry E. Rubash. "Graduate Medical Education Funding: A Massachusetts General Hospital Case Study and Review." The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume. 2012, Feb; 94(4):e24.

Orthopaedics at MG West

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to announce the opening of their new state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Waltham, housing the new Foot & Ankle Center.

Orthopaedic Associates
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3F
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-9338
Fax: 617-726-6161

Mass General/Newton Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center
52 2nd Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 617-724-9338
Fax: 781-487-4003

Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center
159 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Phone: 617-724-9338
Fax: 617-726-6161