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Dr. Daniel R. Mesko
Board Eligible & Fellowship Trained
Orthopedic Surgeon

Daniel R. Mesko DO

Dr. Mesko's special interests in orthopedics are in the following areas:

  • Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Partial (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Anterior and Mini-Posterior Hip Replacements
  • Robotic / Navigation Assisted Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Infection Prevention / Management

About Dr. Mesko

Dr. Mesko is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who returns to his hometown. He completed residency at the Cleveland Clinic and furthered pursued his interest in hip and knee adult reconstructive surgery with a fellowship at RUSH University Medical Center. He trained with many of the leading innovators in minimally invasive techniques, outpatient surgery and complex revision arthroplasty surgery. Dr. Mesko values engaging patients in education and active dialogue. Through shared decision making, he partners with patients to customize treatment plans that position them for optimal return to their desired lifestyle.

Daniel R. Mesko, DO is a Lansing-Area Native who has had the following training:

  • Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Fellowship, RUSH University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Orthopedic Surgery Internship & Residency, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan
  • BS – Applied Health Sciences, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

Academic Appointments, Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

Awards and Publications

  • Scored in the top 10% nationwide on medical boards
  • Walter C. Mill Award for Excellence in Surgery (2012)
  • Publications in the areas of hip instability as well as prosthetic joint infection prevention/treatment


  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

Other Interests

  • Medical Mission trips including trips to Kenya, Peru and Nicaragua
  • Ironman Triathlons, Soccer, Skiing, Fishing