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Daniel Robert Rubio, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics; Co-Medical Director, Spine Center at Yale New Haven Hospital

Contact Information

Daniel Robert Rubio, MD

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

    P.O. Box 208071

    New Haven, CT 06520-8071

    United States


Dr. Rubio is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. He is Co-Medical Director of the Spine Center at Yale New Haven Hospital.

He specializes in treating conditions of the neck and back, including spinal deformity, spine tumors and metastatic disease, spine trauma, infections of the spine, and degenerative conditions. He treats both adult and pediatric patients.

He received his Medical Doctorate from Drexel University where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine and Fellowship in Combined Neurosurgery/Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis. He also completed the AO North America Spine Fellowship.

Dr. Rubio is actively involved in both clinical and basic science research. He holds a patent for a novel diagnostic test for neurodegenerative diseases, and has published research on various orthopaedic and spine conditions with an emphasis on optimizing patient outcomes. His research and that of his collaborators have been presented at regional, national, and international conferences. He teaches students and residents at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Rubio believes in a patient-centered approach to care including both surgical and non-surgical means to return his patients to a pain-free and active lifestyle. He sees patients at the Yale Spine Center (New Haven) and the Guilford Orthopaedic Surgery office location. He performs surgery at both Yale-New Haven Hospital (York St) and Yale-Saint Raphael Campus.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Washington University in St Louis (2020)
  • Fellow
    AO North America Spine (2020)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (2019)
  • MD
    Drexel University College of Medicine (2014)
  • BA
    James Madison University (2009)

Honors & Recognition

Alpha Omega Alpha2014

Departments & Organizations