Meet the Expert: Doctor Bio Video Series
Peter Daly, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. His specialties include shoulder, hip, knee, sports medicine, and total joint replacement and reconstruction.
Meet Peter Daly, M.D.
Dr. Daly’s approach:“I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists to get them fully active.”
Dr. Daly’s education: Dr. Daly received his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and continued to Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN for his medical degree. Following his residency at the Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, he received advanced specialization training in the Rowe Shoulder Fellowship at Harvard University, Boston, MA.
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I’m Dr. Peter Daly. I’m an orthopedic surgeon with Summit Orthopedics, and I specialize in shoulder, hip, and knee conditions, focusing on joint replacements for the shoulder, the hip, and the knee; and also arthroscopic interventions, rotator cuff repairs, and stability surgery for the shoulder; and then multiple ligamentous injuries and cartilage repair around the knee. My education and training for the position I serve here at Summit involved my undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame. After my premedical studies in college, I went to Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, a medical school in Rochester, Minnesota. I then stayed at Mayo for an additional five years of orthopedic surgical residency training. When I finished that, I did a year of fellowship in shoulder and sports medicine surgery at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, specifically Massachusetts General Hospital. And after completing that, I returned back to the Twin Cities. I end up using a lot of my spare time for doing similar things in Honduras, actually, or related to this organization called One World Surgery that myself and several other people in our Summit organization helped really kick off and birth, if you will. It’s involving global health and applying surgical solutions to global health, because to deliver surgery is very complex. And some would say it’s not able to be done very well because you need sterile processing and you need facilities and all kinds of pieces of the puzzle. But we’ve been able to demonstrate through One World Surgery – and again, many hands that help make this – we’ve been able to do that in a developing country setting of Honduras, specifically, and secondarily looking at the Dominican Republic as another site, hopefully. So that takes up a lot of my attention. And the nice thing about it is I can do it with my family. So my wife’s involved with it. My kids have been at this medical mission program many times. And if I’m going to be away doing something outside of work, I want to be with my family. And so that’s been a real, a pleasure. Well, what gets me up in the morning is just all the patient interaction, the interaction with people in a way that I can help problem-solve to make their life better. And I’ve had a greater appreciation of problem-solving in all kinds of different fields, like business. And, I mean, accountants solve problems for people; all kinds of different services solve problems. But to really do that on a personal one-on-one level with a patient and look them in the eye and have the ability to put a healing touch on them, that’s a unique privilege. And it’s such a personal relationship, that patient-physician relationship. You just don’t get that in all industries. And so, I really feel fortunate that I have that, and it’s something that gives me a lot of personal satisfaction and drives me to enjoy my day, every day. I think there’s definitely challenges. But I love it and it’s really an honor to do that.