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Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

  • Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School


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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.



Clinical Interests
  • Sports injuries to the foot & ankle
  • Foot & ankle fractures
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis & deformity
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Minimally invasive & arthroscopic surgical techniques
  • Ankle joint replacement surgery
  • Venous thromboembolic disease (in foot & ankle surgery)
  • Osteochondral Dessicans (OCD) of the Talus
  • Foot deformity
  • Bunions
  • Neuromuscular disease
Medical Education
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Foreign Languages
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General Waltham
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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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.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.

News & Events

  • Foot and Ankle: A Growing Specialty

    Foot and ankle is one of the fastest growing fields in orthopaedics. Factors driving this growth include increased participation in athletics, motor vehicle trauma, osteoarthritis, obesity, diabetes and the aging population.

  • Foot & Ankle Center Celebrates Opening

    The Mass General / Newton-Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center, located at Mass General Waltham, celebrated its opening.


  • Foot & Ankle Center Opening Celebration

    On November 1, 2016, the Mass General/Newton-Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center had an opening celebration.

  • 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
40 Second Ave
Bldg 52 Suite 1150
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

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