Dr. Daniel Ocel will join the orthopaedic team at MCH in Blair on March 2 of this year, adding to services currently provided by Dr. Steven Kitchen and Dr. Thomas Saylor. He is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and fellowship trained in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, and also practices in general orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Ocel’s treatment philosophy focuses on compassionate, individualistic care. “In my years of experience, I have found that similar injuries may affect people in a different manner. Therefore, careful attention to each patient’s condition remains a cornerstone of my care of the orthopaedical patient,” said Dr. Ocel. He is a member of the Colorado Medical Society, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Ocel served our country for three years as head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Naval Hospital in Corpus Christi. He received the Naval-Marine Corp Commendation medal for his military service. Dr. Ocel moved with his family to Sydney, Australia to continue his medical education, where he completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery with Dr. Martin Sullivan, Australia’s premier foot and ankle surgeon. During his fellowship, Dr. Ocel cared for many of Sydney’s top professional athletes, including Austrailian Olympic athletes competing in the summer games of 2004. Dr. Ocel completed his fellowship with Dr. Robert Anderson at the Miller Clinic in Charlotte, NC.
His areas of interest include the leg, foot and ankle, arthroscopic surgery, foot reconstruction, fractures, regenerative medicine, physical therapy, sports medicine, and total joint replacement.
When Dr. Ocel is not performing a surgery or on a medical mission trip to Cambodia with the Cornerstone Foundation, he loves spending times with his wife and children, as well as golfing and playing soccer.