Daniel T. Phelan, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.82 (22 patient reviews and ratings)
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Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Trauma

Dr. Daniel Phelan is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon whose interests include complex reconstructions of the knee and shoulder, arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, and orthopaedic trauma and fracture care.

Dr. Phelan is a native of Albany and a graduate of Shaker High School. He enjoys running and spending time with his wife and three children. He is the team physician at several local high schools and colleges, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Colonie Central High School.

“I am always provided with excellent care. Dr. Phelan always knows exactly what is going on and how to fix it.”
– Stephen H.
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“Dr. Phelan explained my injury and my options that best fit my needs and lifestyle. He was very informative. He also took the time to explain everything to me and did not rush me out of the office. He allowed me to ask questions and answered them completely. I am very satisfied with my experience.”
– Gary C.
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“Dr. Phelhen is a very concerned about all your needs, always happy to see you. And his bed side manners are extremely high. I would never go to anyone else. Being from Fulton County we have a lot of Drs.here but not one can compare to him.”
– Joanne H.
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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Springfield College, Springfield, MA
  • Doctor of Medicine: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Knee and Sports Medicine Fellowship: San Diego Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, El Cajon, CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Albany Medical College, 1998
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Groates


  • Recognized as "Best Doctors in the Capital Region," 2011-2012

Staff Appointments

  • Albany Medical College: Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Clinical Instructor

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital

Team Affiliations

  • Chula Vista High School
  • Colonie Central High School
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


(518) 489-2666


(518) 289-2171
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