Dr. Daniel Alexander is the founder of Finger Lakes Bone and Joint and Open MRI of the Finger Lakes. Dr. Alexander sold the practice and the Open MRI to Rochester Regional Health in 2016. Born and raised in Buffalo and a former Lieutenant in the Buffalo Fire Department, Dr. Alexander received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His orthopedic training was completed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Alexander specializes in joint replacement surgery, sports surgery, including arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee and rotator cuff repair. He also specializes in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and takes care of many work related injuries. In 2022, he joined Auburn Orthopedic Specialists Practice (AOS) that is affiliated with Auburn Community Hospital. While there, he will continue to provide high-level orthopedic care as part of an active and growing orthopedic group. Dr. Alexander resides locally with his wife Gail and his four children.

As a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Daniel Alexander stays on the cutting edge of Orthopedic care in the Finger Lakes. Besides being an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Alexander's personal passion is helping the underprivileged.  

Most recently Newark-Wayne Hospital has named their E.R. department after Dr. Daniel Alexander. Dr. Alexander made the largest donation in the history of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital --- and the hospital has named its new emergency department in his honor. The hospital is paying tribute to one of the community's most respected and accomplished physicians. Dr. Alexander recently started a scholarship at the University at Buffalo Medical School, his alma mater which allows students from the inner city to attend UB Medical School. He and his wife Gail also helped build a new community center in Seneca Babcock, his childhood neighborhood in Buffalo, NY.  He was also involved in the building of Geneva, NY Boys and Girls Club.


Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery


Residency – Henry Ford Hospital Orthopedics (2004)

Internship – Henry Ford Hospital (2000)

Medical School – University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine (1999)

Undergraduate School – State University Of New York At Buffalo (1995)

Awards/ Accomplishments 

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon 

Has performed most ROSA robotic total knee replacements in NY State 

Healthgrades Honor Roll

Chair, UB's Boldly Buffalo Campaign 

Chair of Orthopedics, Rochester Regional Health Eastern Region 

Inventor of the Year 2001 Intramedullary Nail

Top one percentage for Orthopedic surgery by volume

Memberships & Affiliations

International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Daniel Alexander can be reached through the Auburn Orthopedic Specialists Practice, with locations throughout Western and Upstate New York.

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