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Daniel C. Acevedo M.D., Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Acevedo

Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Shoulder & Elbow Specialist

Dr. Daniel Acevedo, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a subspecialty focus on shoulder and elbow reconstruction. He grew up in Southern California and attended UC Irvine for his undergraduate and medical school training. In medical school, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and earned numerous awards for scholastic and clinical achievement.

Honors & Awards

  • 2006 Alpha Omega Alpha
    Honor Medical Society –
    Junior Inductee

  • 2005 American Society of Clinical
    Pathologists Award for Academic
    Excellence and Achievement.

  • 2012 Administrative Chief Resident
    University of Southern California /
    Keck School of Medicine

  • 2005 Pathology
    chairs Honor

ShoulderReplacement Expert

Shoulder replacement surgery is mostly performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this procedure, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses.

Shoulder Joint Replacement

UCL Reconstruction(Tommy John Surgery)

Commonly called Tommy John surgery, this procedure involves reconstructing a damaged ligament on the inside of the elbow called the ulnar or medial collateral ligament with a tendon graft obtained from your own body or a donor. Without surgical intervention, athletes involved in throwing sports may experience significant reduction in performance.



    I had a total shoulder replacement December, 2022. I have never been happier! I am pain-free and have full movement. The surgery site is practically invisible! He is just an outstanding surgeon. I highly recommend.

    -Tracy Broida-

  • Full shoulder reconstruction

    This orthopedic doctor is one of the best in California. He did my left shoulder a few years ago and repaired the bad job others missed up and I was so pleased I had him do the right shoulder a few weeks ago. He is the only doctor I would ever trust with orthopedic surgery. very best.

    -Judy Weinberg-

  • Excellent

    I am delighted to share my extraordinary experience under the care of Dr. Acevedo, who recently performed three shoulder surgeries on me. Two repairs on my left shoulder and one on my right shoulder, all of which were related to injuries sustained throughout my career of sports. Dr. Acevedo's except...

    -A. Reeves -

  • Satisfied Patient

    I had a separated, atrophied rotator cuff on my right shoulder. Dr. Acevedo monitored my condition for several years, occasionally administering injections when the pain was too much. He finally convinced me to have a reverse shoulder replacement surgery. The surgery has been successful in that...

    -Doris Dent-

  • The Bone Whisperer

    Dr. Acevedo is excellent in what he does! He’s done my rotator cuff as well as a reverse replacement and I’d trust no one but him. His knowledge of the newest up and coming procedures is incredible. His work to his bed side manner are impeccable that’s why I think he’s the best. Thank you Dr...

    -Martinique Ribas-

Research and Publications
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures: update on indications, technique, and results

    The introduction of the reverse shoulder arthroplasty has provided shoulder surgeons with more options for the treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures in the elderly.

  • Classification system of graft tears following superior capsule reconstruction.

    Raffy Mirzayan, Daniel C Acevedo, Margo A Sidell, Karimdad A Otarodi, Michael P Hall, Brian D Suh, Anshuman Singh> ;Clinical imaging. 2022 Mar 1

  • Functional outcomes of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with a novel double suspensory fixation.

    Raffy Mirzayan, Neilen Benvegnu, Margo A. Sidell, Daniel C. Acevedo, David O. Dewitt, Nikko Lowe, Anshuman Singh> ;Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2020 Jun 9

Patient Education &

Keeping our patients well-informed about their condition and treatment procedures in order to improve their healthcare experience

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • University of Southern California
  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
  • Super Doctors