Daniel R. Cooperman, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Ortho Clinical Faculty | Pediatric Orthopaedics | Spine Center

Spine Center

Yale Medicine


Daniel R. Cooperman is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of children with developmental and congenital abnormalities like cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia, foot problems, and dislocated hips. He also specializes in ambulatory childhood afflications like in-toeing and Perthes Disease. He has extensive experience treating children who have been the victims of trauma.

He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his MD from the University of Chicago Medical School. He did a one year research fellowship at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden on the adult consequences of childhood hip disorders. He also did a one year fellowship in clinical Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Newington Childrens Hospital in Newington Connecticut.

He has served as the Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Chicago. He has also served as the Director of the Pediatric Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Clinic at the Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Most recently, he was the Interim Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

His research interests mirror his clinical interests.

Education & Training

MD University of Chicago (1974)
BA Dartmouth College (1969)
Fellowship Newington Children's Hospital
Fellowship Karolinksa Institutet
Residency University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics
Internship University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics
Board Certification AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (1981)


  • Knapik DM, Sanders DO, Gilmore A, Cooperman DR, Liu RW. Quantitative Method for Radiologic Assessment of Skeletal Maturity using the Distal Femur. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. Indianapolis, IN, April 2016 (e-Poster) Indianapolis, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Weinberg DS, Vallier HA, Gaumer G, Cooperman DR, Liu RW. Clavicle Fractures are associated with Shoulder Arthritis in a Large Osteological Collection. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Orlando, Fl. March 2016 (Podium Presentation) Orlando, United States (2016 - 2016)

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Daniel R. Cooperman, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Specialty Center747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Yale Orthopaedics & RehabilitationYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 1st Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
Orthopaedics & RehabilitationPO Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06820-8071

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