Skip Navigation
Find a Doctor
 
 
 
 

 

Photo of Dr. Daniel Valaik

Daniel Valaik, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Male
Appointment Phone

301-530-3220

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

View All Locations
Out-of-State & International Patients +
Out of State Patients

Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

Learn more about our out-of-state patient services »

International Patients

Call +1-410-502-0773 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

Learn more about our international patient services »

Titles

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon

Expertise

Arthritis of the Knee (Knee Injection), Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee, Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip, Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis of the Hip), Femoral Fractures, Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI), Femur Fracture Fixation, High Tibial Osteotomy, Hip Bursitis, Hip Dislocations, Hip Fracture Treatment, Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip, Joint Injection: Hip, Knee Arthritis, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis, Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication, Loose Body Removal (Knee), Meniscus Tears, Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect, Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip, OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Partial Knee Replacement, Partial Meniscectomy, Patella Tendon Rupture, Patellar Fracture (Broken Kneecap), Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee), Patellar Tracking Disorder, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runners Knee), Quadriceps Tendon Rupture, Revision Hip Surgery, Revision Knee Surgery, Revision Knee with Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy, Septic Arthritis of the Knee, Supracondylar Femoral Fracture, Tear - Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Tear - Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Tibial Fracture, Tibial Osteotomy, Tibial Pateau Fracture, Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing, Total Knee Replacement

Research Interests

Adult reconstruction

Biography

Dr. Daniel J. Valaik is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include joint preserving surgeries of the hip and knee as well as total joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Valaik graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy in 1983 and then served as a Navy SEAL for six years. He received his M.D. at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, completed a residency in orthopaedics at the National Naval Medical Center and did a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

After 26 years of service in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Valaik returned to Hopkins. His last position in the military was serving as the chief of the Orthopaedic Service at Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center.

Dr. Valaik is a past president of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a member the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces. He is also an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Uniformed Services Univ. Of the Health Science (1993)

    Residencies

    • National Naval Medical Center (Orthopedic Surgery) (2002)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Josh Pepek, Jonathan Forsberg, Kate Morteson, Kevin Wilson, Scott Wagner, Daniel Valaik, Alexander Stojadinovic, Douglas Tadaki, Eric Elster. “Heterotopic Ossification in Blast and Combat Related Injuries.” J. of Surgical Research, Feb 2008, 144-2, 346.
    2. Gwinn DE, Keeling JJ, Andersen RC, Kumar A, Valaik DJ. “Blast Induced Lower Extremity Fractures with Arterial Injury: Prevalence and Risk Factors for Amputation after Limb Preserving Treatment.” Submitted to J. of Orthopaedic Trauma.
    3. Hungerford MW, Valaik DJ. “Chondroprotective agents: glucosamine and chondroitin.” Foot and Ankle Clinics of N Am 2003, 8; 201-219.
    4. Valaik DJ. “A Review of Manned Thermal Garment Diving Studies With Lessons Learned for the SDV Operator and Combat Swimmer.” Naval Medical Research Institute Technical Report 96-47, July 1996.
    5. Valaik DJ, Parker EC, Survanshi SS. “Calculating Decompression in Naval Special Warfare SEAL Delivery Vehicle Diving Operations Utilizing the Real Time Dive Planner.” Naval Medical Research Institute Technical Report 96-54, Nov 1996.
    6. Valaik DJ, Hyde DE, Schrot JF, Thomas JR. “Thermal Protection and Diver Performance in Special Operations Forces Combat Swimmers (Resting Diver Phase).” Naval Medical Research Institute Technical Report 97-41, Nov 1997.
    7. Valaik DJ, Hyde DE, Bowman K, Schrot JF, Thomas JR. “Thermal Protection and Diver Performance in Special Operations Forces Combat Swimmers (Over-the-Beach Phase).” Naval Medical Research Institute Technical Report 98-11, Aug 1998.
    8. Valaik DJ, Temple D, Ario J, Hyde DE, Schrot JF. “Thermal Protection and Diver Performance in Special Operations Forces Combat Swimmers (Exercising Diver Phase).” Naval Medical Research Center Technical Report 00-01, May 2000.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Meritorious Service Medal for Naval Service, 1998 and 2009

    Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992

    Honors Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, 1983

    Professional Activities

    Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    Past-President, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Videos & Media +
  • Upcoming Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center
    6420 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    Phone: 301-530-3220
    Appointment Phone: 301-530-3220
    Location Map

    Department/Division

    • Orthopaedic Surgery

Is This You? Edit Profile

 
 
 
 

© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy and Disclaimer