Sunset Location:

9035 Sunset Drive, # 203

Miami, FL 33173

Palmetto Bay Location:

9765 SW 184 Street

Miami, FL 33157   

Phone: (305) 308-0210 

Fax: (305) 273-2176 




Over anyone else, I would recommend Dr. Alfonso. He saved my finger and it healed perfectly. It is not often that you meet a doctor as competent, dedicated, and knowledgeable as he is.-healthgrades review

Daniel Alfonso MD received his training from top US orthopaedic training facilities. After graduating from Dartmouth, he earned his medical degree from Emory, receiving the Joseph Whitehead Surgical Scholarship. Dr. Alfonso completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in addition to completing an additional orthopaedic research fellowship at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of the top orthopaedic residencies in the country. He did further training at Columbia University, completing a certification in Microsurgery there. 

Find Dr. Alfonso in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons                                  



Miami, FL                       Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon                                                       

                                        Miki and Alfonso Hand and Upper Extremity Center

                                        Founder and Partner




Miami, FL                     Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon

                                       Miami Hand Center


                                       2010 - 2016





New York. NY                NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases                                 

                                        Emanuel Kaplan Hand Fellowship

                                        ASSH Candidate Member

                                        August 2009 - July 2019


                                        Columbia University

                                        Microsurgery Course and Certification

                                        January 2010


New York, NY                NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases                                      

                                        Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

                                        Clinical Intern Lecture Series Coordinator and Instructor

                                         NYU Hand First Place Senior Research Project

                                         Emergency Response Committee Member

                                         July 2003 - June 2009


New York, NY                  NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases                                       

                                          Orthopaedic Research Fellowship

                                          Research Area: Interleukin 6 as a marker for perprosohetic infection and immunohistochemistry staining

                                          July 2005 - June 2006


Atlanta, GA                      Emory University School of Medicine                     

                                          Medical Degree (MD)

                                          Joseph Whitehead Surgical Scholarship

                                          August 1999 - May 2003



Hanover, NH                   Dartmouth College                                                 

                                         Bachelor of Arts

                                        Graduated Cum Laude

                                        Waterhouse Scholarship Recipient

                                        Research Area: Osteogenesis: LMP-1 gene to elucidate the relationship between osteogenic factors.

                                        Research Area: Effects of nitric oxide on the subcutaneous tumors using a mouse            

                                               model. (University of Miami)

                                         Awarded Dartmouths Outstanding performance in Physics

                                         Captain of National Club Waterpolo Championship Team1998

                                         Collegiate Water Polo Association All Conference Team 1996

                                         September 1995 - June 1999




Licensure and


                                          Medical Doctor (MD)                                                                                                      2003

                                          USMLE Step 1                                                                                                                 2001

                                          Medical Doctor (MD)                                                                                                      2003

                                          USMLE Step 2                                                                                                                2003

                                          USMLE Step 3                                                                                                                2004

                                          New York License  (active)                                                                                             2004

                                          Florida License (active)                                                                             2007

                                          American Board of Orthopedic Surgery                                                       

                                                                             ABOS Step I                                                                                 2009

                                                                             ABOS Step 2                                                                                2013

                                         Baptist Healthcare system (Baptist, Doctors, South Miami)                                           2010

                                         Tenet Healthcare system (Coral Gables, Palmetto, Hialeah)                                           2010

                                         Kendall Regional Medical Center                                                                                    2010




                                        American Society for Surgery of the Hand                                                             Since 2010

                                        American Academy of Orthopaedic Scoiety (AAOS)                                            Since 2011



                                 English, Spanish 



Publications and



                                      Alfonso I, Alfonso DT, Papazian O. Focal upper extremity neuropathy in neonates.

                                              Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2000, 7(1):4-14


                                      Alfonso I, Papazian O, Prieto G, Alfonso DT. Melnick SJ. Neoplasm as a cause of brachial              

                                              plexus palsy in neonates. Pediatric Neurology. 2000, 22 (4):309-11


                                      Alfonso DT, Sotrel A, Grossman JA. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to an intraneural            

                                              perineuroma in 2-year-old child. Journal of Hand Surgery-British Volume. 2001, 26(2)                                             



                                      Grossman JA, Di Taranto P, Alfonso D, Ramos LE, Price AE. Shoulder function following         

                                              partial spinal accessory nerve transfer for brachial plexus birth injury. Journal of Plastic, 

                                              Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS.2006, 59(4):373-5


                                      Alfonso DT, Toussiant RJ, Alfonso BD, Strauss EJ, Steiger DT, DiCesare PE. Nonsurgical  

                                              Complications After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Am J Orthop. 2006, 35(11)                                                  



                                      Alfonso DT, Vazquez O, Egol KA. Concomitant Ipsilateral Femoral Neck and Femoral    

                                               Shaft Fracture Nonunions: A Report of three cases and Review of the Literature. Iowa 

                                               Orthop J. 2006, 26:112-8


                                      Alfonso I, Diaz-Arca G, Alfonso DT, Shuhaiber HH, Papazian O, Price AE, Grossman JA.              

                                               Fetal deformations: a risk factor for obstetrical brachial plexus palsy? Pediatric                                            

                                               Neurology. 2006, 35(4):246-9


                                       Alfonso D, Idjadi J, Lamont JG. Retrieval of a trial femoral head that displaces into the

                                               periacetabular soft tissue during mini-incision total hip arthroplasty. A case report.                                                  

                                               Journal  of Bone 7 Joint Surgery American Volumen. 2006, 88(4):866-8


                                       Liu CJ, Zhang Y, Xu K, Parsons D, Alfonso D, DiCesare PE. Transcriptional activation of

                                               cartilage oligomeric matrix protein by Sox9, Sox5 and Sox6 transcription factors and 

                                               CBP/p300 coactivators. Frontiers in Bioscience. 2007, 12:3899-910


                                       Strauss EJ, Alfonso D, Kummer FJ, Egol KA, Tejwani NC. The effect of concurrent 

                                               fibular fracture on the fixation of distal tibia fractures: a laboratory comparision of 

                                               intramedullary nails with locked plates. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2007,21(3):                                              



                                       Zhang Y, Howell RD, Alfonso DT, Yu J, Kong L, Wittig JC, Liu CJ. IFI16 inhibits

                                               tumorigenicity and cell proliferation of bone and cartilage tumor cells. Frontiers in

                                               Bioscience. 2007, 12:4855-63


                                      Alfonso DT, Howell DR, Strauss EJ, DiCesare PE. Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in

                                                Nonagenarians. The journal of Arthroplasty, 2007, 22(6):807-811


                                      Navqi AH, Alfonso DT, Flores P, Grossmann JA, Restrepo R, Alfonso I. Resolution of

                                                brachial plexus palsy due to hemangioma after intravenous corticosteroid therapy.                                                    

                                                Journal of Child Neurology, 2008, 23(8):956-8


                                       Alfonso DT, Howell RD, Caceres G, Kozlowski P, DiCesare PE. Total Hip Arthroplasty 

                                                in the Underwight. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2008, 23(7):956-9


                                       Alfonso I, Alfonso, DT, Price AE, Grossman JA. Cortical Dysplasia and obstetrical  

                                                brachial plexus palsy. Journal of Child Neurology, 2008, 23(12): 1477-80


                                       Strauss EJ, Alfonso D, Baidwan G, DiCesare PE. Orthopedic manifestations and 

                                              management of psoriatic arthritis. American Journal of Orthopaedics 2008, 37(3):                                       



                                       Alfonso I, Alfonso DT. How to Write a Case Report. Library of Congress number

                                               TXU 1- 607-602


                                       Feldman D, Alfonso DT. Hip Diastasis in the Treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes. In Limb

                                                Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery. Informa 2006 New York, NY


                                        Feldman DS, Schacter AK, Alfonso D, Razi AE. Congenital Scoliosis, in Surgical

                                               Management of Spinal Deformities: Eds Errico, Lonner & Moulton. Elsevier. Wise                                                 

                                               press Co, London, 2008


                                       Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2004. Combined Lower 

                                               Extremity Arterial and canadian pharm 365 Injuries from Penetrating Trauma: Which to Repair 

                                               First Presenter: Alfonso DT. Authors: Alfonso DT, Feliciano DV, Rozycki GS, Ballard 

                                               RB, Ingram WL, Salamone JP, Nicholas JM, Ansley JP. Presented on February 2, 2004                              

                                               in  Atlanta, GA


                                       American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2004. Shoulder Function Following Spinal

                                               Accessory Nerve Transfer for Brachial Plexus Birth Injury. Presenter: Alfonso DT. 

                                               Authors: Alfonso DT, DiTaranto P, Price A, Grossman JAI. Presented on September 10, 

                                               2004 in New York, NY


                                       American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 2011. Surgical Interventions to Reduce

                                                Neuroma Formation in a Rat Model. Presenter: Lee SK. Authors: Lee SK, Alfonso D.

                                                Eisemon E, Lin E, Choueka J, Paksima N. Presented on Friday February 18, 2011 in

                                                San Diego, CA