“I think it’s a privilege being a doctor. The Riverside mission, ‘To care for others as we would care for those we love,’ rings very true with me. I’ve always believed that’s the way to take care of a patient.”

Daniel J. Valaik, M.D., Riverside Orthopedic Specialists 

      • Residency completed in Orthopaedic Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland
      • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
      • Fellowship trained, Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland



Regarded as a leading hip and knee replacement specialist, Dr. Valaik earned multiple awards during his time teaching orthopedic surgery and serving as regional chief of the Johns Hopkins National Capital Region Orthopaedic Surgery Division. A former Navy Seal and medical diving officer, he is highly decorated for military, clinical and teaching excellence.

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