Daniel Possley, DO
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
Dr. Possley specializes in spine and general orthopedic surgery. His philosophy on treating general and complex spinal problems focuses on a “conservative care first” approach, with the aim of returning patients to “the life you deserve.”
Born and raised in suburban Chicago, Dr. Possley received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. He spent several years as a cyclist in Europe before returning home to begin his focus on the practice of medicine. He worked his way through graduate school as a carpenter and then at Midwest Heart Specialists outside of Chicago performing stress testing on cardiac patients. He earned a master’s degree in physiology with summa cum laude honors from Benedictine University.
Through these experiences, Dr. Possley developed a passionate commitment to serve others. He enrolled in medical school at Midwestern University. He also joined in the U.S. Army and was an active duty officer for 11 years, training at San Antonio Military Medical Consortium at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas, the only U.S. Department of Defense level one trauma center. He continued his work as an orthopedic surgeon at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Fort Hood, Texas, and was deployed to Bastion Hospital at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His wartime experience pushed him to continue his training, and he completed a spine surgery fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, a world-renowned spine fellowship.
He previously served as the Resident Education Director at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center; Adjunct Faculty for the Interservice Physician Assistant Graduate Program, Academy of Health Sciences US Army Medical Department Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery at the F. Edward Howard School of Medicine; a Consultant to the United States Army Office of the Surgeon General Telemedicine Teleconsultation Program; and Adjunct Professor of Physiology at Benedictine University.
Dr. Possley's decorations include Army Physical Fitness Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, NATO International Security Forces Medal Non-Article 5, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Global War on Terrorism Medal.
Dr. Possley has received numerous academic awards to include the F. Edward Hébert Health Professions Scholarship. He is active in the orthopedic academic community giving local, national and international presentations, reviewing journal articles, and publishing peer reviewed articles and book chapters.
Dr. Possley is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA).
He lives in Louisville, Colorado, with his wife, a fellow physician and Colorado native, and their three children.