Daniel N. Fish, M.D.

Daniel N. Fish, M.D.

Board-certified in Orthopedics and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

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Orthopaedic Surgeon Shoulder, Knee, and Sports Medicine Specialist

Daniel N. Fish, M.D.

Dr. Fish completed a Harvard Medical School fellowship in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served as an assistant team physician for the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins and has performed pre-season medical evaluations for the New England Patriots for over 20 years. He is board certified in both Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

His experience includes working as an assistant team physician for the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins and evaluating athletes at the NFL Scouting Combine. He has over 20 years of experience conducting pre-season medical evaluations for the New England Patriots.
Dr. Fish completed a five-year residency at the University of Michigan, where he covered the school’s Division I athletic teams. He has served as Chief of Orthopaedics at Danbury Hospital and has been recognized as a Top Doctor and a Top Surgeon by Connecticut Magazine. He was selected to serve as an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, one of the most prestigious and respected positions in his field.
He is an editorial reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. In local communities, he has served as Safety Director for the Ridgefield Little League and is currently the team doctor for Brookfield and New Fairfield high schools.


Dr. Fish offers complete Orthopaedic and Sports medicine care, including arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle and minimally invasive surgery.

His services include management and treatment for:

● Sports injuries and sports trauma
● Non-surgical management of sports injuries
● Impingement and rotator cuff tears
● Bicep tears at the elbow and shoulder
● Loose bodies in the knee, shoulder, and ankle
● Children’s sports injuries
● Children’s growth plate injuries
● Shoulder instability & labral tears
● Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL)
● Knee meniscal resection and repair
● Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
● Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
● Foot and ankle injuries
● Fracture care and rehabilitation
● Correction of bunion & hammertoe deformities


● Fellowship:Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992-3. Sports Medicine (Bertram Zarins, M.D., director)Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
● Residency:Section of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1988-92University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan
● Internship:Department of Surgery, 1987-8University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan
● Medical Education:Doctor of Medicine, 1987University of Rochester School of Medicine. Rochester, NY
● Graduate:Department of Biochemistry, 1983University of Rochester. Rochester, NY
● Undergraduate:Bachelor of Science, 1982Chemistry and Economics. St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995, Recertified 2003, Recertified 2013 Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008, Recertified 2013, Expires 2025● Michigan, Permanent License ● Massachusetts, Permanent License ● Connecticut, Permanent License ● Vermont Permanent License 2004-Present● New York State, Permanent License● Federal Licensure Examination, Certified


● Member, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 1997-present● Carl Badgley Orthopaedic Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 1992-present● Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1997-present● American Medical Association 1984-2006● Resident Member, Michigan Orthopaedic Society 1990-3● Member, Connecticut State Medical Society 1993-present● Member, Fairfield County Medical Association 1993-present● Member, Danbury Medical Society 1994-present● Member, Connecticut Orthopaedic Society, 2000-present


● Examiner, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery● Former Chief, Section of Orthopaedics, Danbury Hospital● Principal Reviewer, The American Journal of Sports Medicine● Consultant Reviewer, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery● Danbury Hospital Executive Committee● Medical Advisory Board, Danbury Surgical Center● American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons● Orthopaedic Consultant, Carlos Otis Clinic, Stratton Mountain, Vermont


● Orthopedic Consultant, The New England Patriots, 1993-2014● Associate Team Physician, The New England Patriots, Foxboro, MA, 1992-3● Associate Team Physician, The Boston Bruins, Boston, MA 1992-3● National Football League Combine, National Invitational Camp, New England Patriots team physician, 1993● Safety Director, Ridgefield Little League● Team Doctor, Brookfield High School● Team Doctor, New Fairfield High School


● Chief, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery, Danbury Hospital 2009-13● Danbury Hospital, Danbury CT, Attending 1993-present● Danbury Surgical Center, Danbury, CT, Attending 1993-present● New Milford Hospital, 2000-2● Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Carlos Otis Stratton Mountain Clinic, Stratton, Vermont 2004-present.● Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Vermont, 2012-present


● University of Vermont, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery● Instructor, Harvard Primary Care Orthopaedic Course, Cambridge, MA, May 1993● Co-Chairman, American Orthopaedic Association Residents’ Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, March 1992● Admissions Committee, University of Michigan Orthopaedic Residency. 1989-1991


● Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2022● Connecticut Magazine Top Doc’s 2021● Castle Connolly New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors 2021● Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2021● Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2020 – 6% of all US Board Certified Physicians● Healthgrades Honor Roll● Top Doctor Fairfield County: Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport and Stamford Magazines● Vitals Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award – 1% of all US Physicians● Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award – 5-year Honoree 2020● Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2020● Vitals On-Time Physician Award – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020● Vitals Patients’ Choice 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

● Vitals Compassionate Doctor 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020● Connecticut Magazine, “Top Docs” Voted As the Best Surgeon by Peers in Orthopaedic Surgery. April 2007, April 2008, April 2009, April 2010.● America’s Most Honored Doctors – Top 1% 2020● America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% 2017, 2018, 2019● America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016 – Top 5%● Finalist-1993 Richmond Cerebral Palsy Center Award, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.● Finalist-1992 O’Connor Research Award, Arthroscopy Association of North America.● Samuel Clausen Fellowship, Awarded for Clinical Studies in Pediatric Orthopaedics, University of Rochester. Summer, 1985● Omicron Delta Epsilon, National Economics Honorary, 1981


● Oral Examiner, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2012-present● Danbury Hospital Executive Committee, Danbury, CT 2004-2008, 2016-present● Medical Director, Kimberly Clark Corporation, New Milford, CT 2000-present● Medical Director, Healthsouth, Danbury, CT (Physical Therapy) 2002-8● Secretary and Treasurer, Danbury Surgical Center 1998-2002● Medical Executive Committee and Credentials Committee, Danbury Surgical Center, Danbury, CT 1997-present● Trauma Operations Committee, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT 1997-2003● Foundation Contract Work Group, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT 1997-2000● Co-Director, Joint Arthoplasty Section, Danbury Hospital 2005-7