About Daniel Guss, MD

Dr. Daniel 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.

Dr. 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. He also pursued additional training at the Harvard-Mass General Foot and Ankle Surgery fellowship and was selected to participate in the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Traveling Fellowship.

Dr. Guss has a clinical interest in sports-related injuries, minimally-invasive foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle reconstruction, cartilage, ligament and tendon disorders and orthopedic trauma. He also is actively involved in academic research and teaching, and has lectured internationally on sports-related and traumatic foot and ankle injuries. He has won grants and awards for research from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Arthroscopy Association of North America, as well as the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy. He remains committed to furthering the field of foot and ankle surgery through participation and leadership within the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and directs the Harvard-MGH Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship. He has also been selected for the Venture Incubation Program at the Harvard Business School where he was a finalist for Harvard’s President’s Innovation Challenge.

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.

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Foot & Ankle Service
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 3F
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-9338

Mass General/Newton-Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center
52 Second Ave.
Blue Building, Suite 1150, First Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-724-9338

Foot & Ankle Service at Newton-Wellesley
978 Worcester St. - Rte 9 East
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: 617-724-9338

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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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.

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