Press Releases & Announcements

Daniel Fish MD Appointed Chief of the Section of Orthopedic Surgery

Friday, March 12, 2010 - Danbury, CT

Daniel Fish, orthopedics

Pierre Saldinger, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of orthopedic surgeon Daniel Fish, M.D. as Chief of the Section of Orthopedic Surgery at Danbury Hospital. Dr. Fish joined the Danbury Hospital Medical Staff in 1993. He succeeds Ronald Tietjen, M.D. who served as chief of orthopedics for many years.

Dr. Fish, a partner at Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, completed a Harvard Medical School fellowship in sports medicine where he worked as an assistant team physician for the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins. His experience in sports medicine began during his internship and four-year residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he worked with the school’s Division I athletic teams. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Fish is published in numerous medical journals and is currently a principal reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine and a consultant reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Board certified in both orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine, Dr. Fish is also a member of the Connecticut Orthopedic Society, the Fairfield County Medical Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. His special interests include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle, and treating sports-related injuries.

To learn more about The Center for Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care at Danbury Hospital, visit

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut is based in Brookfield and Dr. Fish resides in Ridgefield, CT.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

Danbury Hospital’s Center for Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care remains one of the few facilities in the State to offer surgical treatment of spinal deformities including adolescent scoliosis. Teams of board-certified orthopedic specialists have adopted proven, minimally invasive procedures for orthopedic surgery, meaning less pain, faster recovery, and a higher level of accuracy. It continues to be a leader in clinical outcomes for joint replacement and surgical procedures of the spine.