Daniel T. Phelan, M.D.

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Daniel T. Phelan, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (445 patient reviews and ratings)
Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Trauma

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

“Dr. Phelan is excellent and very informative.”

– Tim B.

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“Very knowledgeable and helpful, encouraged to ask question and concerns about upcoming procedures. Highly recommend to others, provider very reassuring and makes patients comfortable about future procedures.”

– Nicholas S.

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“I had a very pleasant experience as soon as I walked into the reception area. It was very clean and organized. The reception staff were very nice and professional. Dr. Phelan saw us promptly, listened carefully to my concerns and took immediate action. He explained everything very clearly and I felt like he had my best interest at heart and was genuinely concerned. I highly recommend Dr. Phelan and the Bone and Joint Center to any person needing this type of care. Thank you so much for making my experience positive.”

– Nolan G.

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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 Knee and Sports Medicine
  • 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


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