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Daniel E. Gelb

Daniel E. Gelb M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Orthopaedics
Administrative Title: Vice Chair
Location: 110 S. Paca Street, 6th Floor, Suite 300
Phone: 410-328-3700
Fax: 410-328-0534

Personal History:

Dr. Gelb earned his MD at New York University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He went on to complete a fellowship in spine surgery at Washington University Medical Center and a research fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He also completed an Yves Cotrel Fellowship for the study of surgery of the spine in Paris, France.

Dr. Gelb is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. His special interests include adult and pediatric spine deformities, scoliosis, kyphosis, disc herniation and replacement, image-guided spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, myelopathy, radiculopathy, spinal reconstructive surgery, spinal stenosis, spinal trauma, spinal tumors, spinal infections, and degenerative spinal conditions.

Before coming to the University of Maryland, Dr. Gelb spent 8 years as an assistant professor of orthopaedics at Penn State University College of Medicine. Now an associate professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he also serves as Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Gelb is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor society for medicine. He is a recipient of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant for research in autocrine regulation of chondrocyte maturation and was awarded the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD, Teaching Award in 2001 and 2009. Dr. Gelb was named The Washington Post Magazine's Super Doctor 2011 for Orthopaedics. He was also named one of Baltimore Magazine's 2010 "Top Docs" for Orthopaedics, Spine.

Research Interests:

Dr. Gelb's research interests include minimally invasive spine surgery.

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Gelb specializes in spine surgery.


Dr. Gelb's recent publications include the following articles:

Belin EJ, Gelb DE, Koh EY. Complications in cervical spine surgeries. Semin Spin Surg 2014;26(2):106-113.

Paryavi E, Yanko M, Jaffe D, Nimmgadda N, Nouveau J, Schiavone J, Gilotra M, Gelb D, Ludwig SC. Implantable direct current spinal fusion stimulators do not decrease implant-related infections in a rabbit model. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2014;43(5):E98-E104.