Valley View Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Daniel O’Connor, MD to ValleyOrtho

Valley View is pleased to welcome Orthopedic Surgeon Daniel O’Connor, MD to ValleyOrtho. Dr. O’Connor is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in reconstruction and arthroplasty of the hip and knee. An expert in joint replacement and revision surgery, Dr. O’Connor specializes in working with patients seeking a joint replacement or needing a second joint replacement surgery. He also has advanced training in robotic-assisted surgery which enables his patients to recover more quickly with less pain.

Dr. O’Connor joins ValleyOrtho from the University of Chicago, known for its complex revision arthroplasty training and minimally invasive techniques, where he completed a fellowship in joint replacement and adult reconstruction. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency and medical school at the University of California Davis, and prior to that, volunteered as a wildland firefighter. Originally from California, Dr. O’Connor enjoys fly fishing, hiking, skiing, and spending time outdoors with his family. Additionally, he and his family have a passion for community service.

“I’m looking forward to caring for the people of the Roaring Fork Valley community,” said Dr. O’Connor. “Most of my patients tend to wear out their bodies right as they have the time to enjoy their lives more. I like to help them get ready for and walk through that stage. When people have an active mindset and are interested in their own recovery, they are interesting to treat. Not to mention more successful in their healing and performance.”

Patient who have undergone a joint replacement and are experiencing problems with it such as persistent pain, infection, or it has worn out, may be a candidate for a second joint replacement surgery called a joint revision. Historically, Roaring Fork Valley residents seeking joint revisions had to leave the valley for care. Now, thanks to Dr. O’Connor’s expertise, patients can receive this advanced care close to home.

“Dr. O’Connor embodies all the qualities of an orthopedic surgeon demanded by the exacting standards of the ValleyOrtho family,” said Ferdinand “Tito” Liotta, MD, medical director of orthopedic services at Valley View. “Because of his extensive experience and training in complex joint replacement and reconstruction, coupled with his commitment to his patients and his desire to become an outstanding member of our community, he will be the perfect fit to continue ValleyOrtho’s mission to offer the most innovative and quality-focused, comprehensive musculoskeletal care in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.”

Dr. O’Connor joins the ValleyOrtho team at Valley View alongside fellow orthopedic surgeons, Christopher George, MD; Ferdinand “Tito” Liotta, MD; Daniel O’Connor, MD; Tomas Pevny, MD; Michael Potter, MD; Mark Purnell, MD; and Noel Armstrong, DPM.

Dr. O’Connor is available to discuss with patients if a new joint replacement or joint revision surgery is right. He is welcoming new patients in Aspen, Eagle, Glenwood Springs, Silt and Willits.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. O’Connor, call ValleyOrtho at 970.384.7140. For more information, visit