Daniel K. Park, MD

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Daniel K. Park MD

Daniel K. Park, MD, Southfield Michigan

Dr. Daniel K. Park is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is currently an Associate Professor in Orthopedic Spine Surgery and serves as Director of Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. He also is the medical director of Orthopedic Spine Research Lab. Dr. Park earned his bachelor of science degree at Emory University and then graduated from Duke University Medical School. He finished his orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois and his spine surgery fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Park is recipient of various awards and honors, such as Edward D. Smith Emory scholar, Georgia HOPE scholar, Georgia Governor's scholar, William G. Anylan Duke Scholar, and Howard Hughes medical student research fellow. He is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and Phi Beta Kappa. He has also been selected to attend AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scientist Development Program and the AOA-OREF Resident Leadership Forum.

Dr. Park's clinical and research interests are in all disorders of the spine, particularly in minimally invasive surgery and cervical spine. Dr. Park has been active in research since medical school and has been recognized for his research endeavors early in his academic career. He has been a recipient of the Talmage Peele Award at Duke University and won outstanding oral platform presentation at Duke Alpha Omega Alpha Research symposium. He was selected as best resident research three straight years at Rush University. He has presented his research at various national meetings including the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRC), Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), and Howard Hughes Medical Institute medical student research symposium.

Education and Training

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor- Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Oakland University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director- Orthopedic Spine Research Lab, William Beaumont Hospital
  • Director- Orthopedic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Professional Training

  • Emory University Spinal Surgery Fellowship Atlanta, GA Program Director: John Heller, MD and Scott Boden, MD
  • Rush University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Chicago, IL Program Chairman: Joshua Jacobs, MD
  • Rush University General Surgery Internship Chicago, IL Program Director: Norman Wool, MD
  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School

M.D/2005 Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC


B.S/2001 Emory University Atlanta, GA Major: Biology

Current and Past Positions

  • 2013 - Medical Director of Orthopedic Spine Research

    William Beaumont Hospital

  • 2013 - Director of Orthopedic Minimally Invasive Spine

    William Beaumont Hospital

  • 2012-14 - Co-Editor Beaumont Spine Newsletter

    William Beaumont Hospital

  • 2011 - Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery

    Oakland Univ. School of Medicine

  • 2011 - Clinical Instructor Orthopedic Surgery

    William Beaumont Hospital

  • 2010-11 - Clinical Instructor Orthopedic Surgery

    Emory University

Professional Memberships

  • AOSpine Member
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society Member
  • Korean American Spine Society Member
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Duke University
  • Phi Beta Kappa Emory University
  • Phi Delta Epilson Pre-medical society Emory University
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Emory University


  • Anatomy Committee American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Fellowship Interviewer William Beaumont Hospital
  • Orthopedic Surgery Resident Application Reviewer William Beaumont Hospital
  • Residency Selection Interviewer Rush University
  • Resident Member Interdisciplinary Team Orthopedics Rush University
  • Regional Interviewer Duke Medicine Duke University


Medical School

  • Senior Merit based Scholarship (William G. Anlyan, Duke University)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Student Research Fellowship (HHMI)


  • Full-tuition Merit Scholarship (Edward D. Smith, Emory University)
  • Georgia HOPE Merit Scholarship
  • Georgia Governor’s Merit Scholarship
  • Full-tuition Summer Merit Scholarship (Emory University)



  • Best Resident Research at Rush University Orthopedic Surgery Residency Research Symposium
  • Finalist Rush Surgical Society Research Symposium
  • Best Resident Research at Rush University Orthopedic Surgery Residency Research Symposium
  • AOA-OREF Resident Leadership Forum (Bonita Springs, Fl)
  • Best Resident Research at Rush University Orthopedic Surgery Residency Research Symposium
  • AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scientist Development Program (Quebec, Canada)
  • Finalist Rush Surgical Society Research Symposium

Medical School

  • Philips Stethoscope award: Given to outstanding graduating seniors (top 5 in class) Duke University
  • Talmage Peele Award: Outstanding Research Award in Neurobiology (Duke University)
  • Outstanding oral platform presentation (Duke Alpha Omega Alpha Research Symposium, May 11, 2004)
  • Student delegate to International Achievement Summit (Chicago, Il, June 2004)


  • Undergraduate Chemistry Outstanding Teaching Assistant (Emory University)
  • Honored Scholars & Artists Program Finalist
  • Deans’ List (Emory University)

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