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Natalie R. Danna, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Medical Director for the Waterloo Ambulatory Surgery Center

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor, Ankle & Foot Surgery

Phone (Primary):

For an appointment call 410-448-6400

Education and Training

2000-2004       BA                  Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude)

                                               Georgetown University, Washington, DC

2006-2011       MD                  Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

                                                New Brunswick, NJ

Research/Clinical Keywords

ankle arthritis, ankle replacement, ankle fractures, ankle trauma, ankle deformities, Achilles rupture, sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

Highlighted Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles


  1. Campbell KA, Danna NR, Strauss EJ, Bosco JA III. Muscle: Structure, physiology, and response to injury.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal, 2013; 11(1).
  2. Danna NR, Beutel BG, Campbell KA, Bosco JA III. Therapeutic Approaches to Skeletal Muscle Repair and Healing.  Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.2014;6(4):348-55.
  3. Beutel BG, Danna NR, Gangolli R, Granato R, Manne L, Tovar N, Coelho PG. Evaluation of bone response to synthetic bone grafting material treated with argon-based atmospheric pressure plasma.  Material Science and Engineering: C, 2014; 45:484-90.
  4. Capo JT, Collins C, Beutel BG, Danna NR, Manigrasso M, Uko LA, Chen LY. Three-Dimensional Analysis of Elbow Soft Tissue Footprints and Anatomy.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2014; 23(11):1618-23.
  5. Capo JT, Renard RL, Moulton MJR, Schneider DJ, Danna NR, Beutel BG, Pellegrini VD. How is forearm compliance affected by various circumferential dressings?  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2014; 472(10):3228-34.
  6. Danna NR, Beutel BG, Tovar N, Witek L, Marin C, Bonfante EA, Granato R, Suzuki M, Coelho PG. Assessment of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment for endosseous implants osseointegration.  Bio Med Research International, 2015:7617-18.
  7. Beutel BG, Danna NR, Granato R, Bonfante EA, Marin C, Tovar N, Coelho PG. Implant design and its effects on osscointegration over time within cortical and trabecular bone.  Journal of Biomedical Material Research B: Applied Biomaterials, May 29, 2015
  8. Melamed E, Danna NR, Debkowska M, Karia R, Liporace FA, Capo JT. Proximal ulna fractures with and without associated injuries: outcome of surgical treatment.  European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery Traumatology, 2015;25:851-858.
  9. Beutel BG, Danna NR, Melamed E, Capo JT. Comparative readability of Shoulder and Elbow Patient Education Materials within Orthopaedic Websites. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2015; 73(4): 249-56
  10. Hinds RM, Danna NR, Capo JT, Mroczek KJ. Foot and Ankle Fellowship Websites: An Assessment of Accessibility and Quality.  Foot and Ankle Specialist, November 10, 2016
  11. Danna NR, Beutel BG, Ramme AJ, Kirsch T, Strauss EJ, Kennedy O. The Effect of Growth Hormone on Chondral Defect Repair. Cartilage, November 1, 2018;9(1):63-70.
  12. Forrester L.A, Grissom HE, Danna NR, Shakked RJ, Sala DA, Lehman WB, Otsuka NY, Chu A. Perfusion is Not Measurably Decreased in Idiopathic Clubfoot. Bulletin for the Hospital for Joint Diseases. September 2018, 76(3): 203-206.
  13. Danna NR, Leucht P. Designing Resorbable Scaffolds for Bone Defects. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013).March 2019;77(1):39-44.
  14. Gangolli R, Pushalkar S, Beutel B, Danna NR; Duarte S; Ricci J; Fleisher K; Saxena D, Coelho P, Tovar N:  "Calcium sulfate disks for sustained-release of amoxicillin and moxifloxacin for the treatment of osteomyelitis”, submitted September 2020
  15. Lin MS, Drogt C, Ngaage LM, Danna NR, Rasko Y. Syndactyly with Secondary Hallux Valgus and Hammertoe Deformity: Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  16. Danna NR, Brodsky JW. Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Peroneal Tendon Tears. Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics.  9:5(2)