Daniel A. London, MD, is a clinician-scientist and educator with an active hand and upper extremity surgical practice. Dr. London has received specialized training that has provided him the skills to excel in these areas. His medical degree includes special qualifications in biomedical research, and he concurrently earned a master’s degree in clinical research. Additionally, he completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

All of this training allows him to fully understand the latest research and the newest surgical techniques. He takes that knowledge and applies it to patient care, as well as being a successful clinical researcher himself. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed manuscripts, written six book chapters and presented his research at meetings more than 60 times. In addition, he spent a year learning hand and upper extremity surgery from Dr. Peter Stern, who is a world-renowned hand surgeon. Dr. London is excited to bring all of his skills and training to mid-Missouri and serve patients at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute.

Education & Training

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai


Hand Surgery

  • University of Cincinnati Hand Surgery GME


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Academic Information

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Profile

Dr. London is an accomplished clinical and medical education researcher who has received more than $140,000 to-date in research funding. Clinically, he is interested in patient reported outcome measures. His research team seeks to better understand how patients answer these questionnaires and what level of change matters from a patient perspective. Additionally, his team hopes to further our understanding as to how patient mental health and personality influences these scores and patients’ recovery from upper extremity problems. His research team also investigates how orthopaedic trainees learn how to perform surgeries and the benefits of technology in this learning process. Finally, they also seek to better understand how the residency selection process can be improved.

Research Interests

  • Patient reported outcome measures
  • Intersection of mental health and physical function
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Residency selection
  • Procedural learning
  • Hand surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Clinical research methodology

Awards & Honors

  • American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Research Grant (2021)
  • Recipient of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Daniel C. Riordan Award (2020)
  • Research Award for Best Chief Resident Research Presentation, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2020)
  • 2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Alan Levine Scholar in Orthopaedic Graduate Medical Education
  • Selected to be a member of the American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leaders Program (2019)
  • American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Resident and Fellow Fast Track Grant (2019)
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai House Staff Excellence in Teaching Award winner 2018-2019
  • Selected to attend the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Orthopaedic Research Society/Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (Sep. 2018); sponsored by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Selected to attend the Harvard Macy Program for Post-Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician-Educators (Dec. 2017)
  • Full tuition scholarship to attend the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • 2014 Scholarship in Teaching Award winner from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • 2014 Best Resident Paper at the American Association for Hand Surgery annual meeting
  • Central Group on Educational Affairs of the American Association of Medical Colleges Collaborative Grant (2014)
  • 2013 Emanuel B. Kaplan award winner for representing anatomical excellence in surgery of the hand
  • Washington University in St. Louis Just-in-time Core Usage Grant award (2013)
  • Chosen as a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis (Jul. 2012-Jun. 2013)

National Committee Appointments

  • Oct 2021 – Present: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident Education Committee
  • Oct 2021 – Present: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Research and Grantmanship Committee
  • Mar 2020 – April 2021: Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resident Assembly Education Committee


Selections from more than 45 peer-reviewed publications:

  • London, DA., Zastrow, RK.
    The Orthopaedic Resident Selection Process: Proposed Reforms and Lessons from Other Specialties.
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In Press.
  • London, DA., Zastrow, RK., Gluck, MJ., Cagle, PJ.
    Experience Level Influences Users' Interactions with and Expectations for Online Surgical Videos: A Mixed-Methods Study.
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2021: 46(7): 560-574.
  • Zastrow RK., Burk-Rafel J., London, DA.,
    Systems-Level Reforms to the United States Resident Selection Process: A Scoping Review.
    Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2021. 13(3): 355-370.
  • Staples, R., London, DA., Dardas, AZ., Goldfarb, CA., Calfee, RP. 
    Comparative Morbidity of Cubital Tunnel Surgeries: A Prospective Cohort Study.
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2018. 43(3): 207-213.
  • London, DA., Stepan, JG., Goldfarb, CA., Boyer, MI., Calfee RP.
    The (in)stability of 21st century orthopedic patient contact information and its implications on clinical research: A cross-sectional study.
    Clinical Trials. 2017. 14(2): 187-191.
  • London, DA., Calfee, RP., Boyer, MI.
    Impact of a musculoskeletal clerkship on orthopedic surgery applicant diversity.
    American Journal of Orthopedics. 2016. 45(6): E347-E351
  • London, DA., Kwon, R., Atluru, A., Maurer, K., Ben-Ari, R., Schaff, PB.
    More on How the USMLE Step 1 is Challenging Academic Medicine.
    Academic Medicine. 2016. 91(5): 609-610.
  • London, DA., Stepan, JG., Lalchandani, G., Okoroafor, UC., Wildes, TS., Calfee, RP.
    The Impact of Obesity on Complications of Elbow, Forearm, and Hand Surgeries.
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014. 39(8): 1578-1584.
  • London, DA., Stepan JG., Boyer, MI., Calfee, RP.
    The impact of depression and pain catastrophization on initial presentation and treatment outcomes for atraumatic hand conditions.
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2014. 96(10): 806-814.
  • London, DA., Stepan JG., Calfee, RP.
    Determining the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire Minimal Clinically Important Difference by Means of Three Methods.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014. 133(3): 616-625.
  • London, DA., Stepan, JG., Boyer, MI., Calfee, RP.
    Performance Characteristics of the Verbal QuickDASH.
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014. 39A(1): 100-107.

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