Dr Sommit Dan, an Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon, Focussed on results
Looking for an orthopaedic shoulder
specialist who’ll work with you?

Meet Dr Dan


Dr Dan is sensitive to the concerns and challenges caused by shoulder
injury, treatment and recovery. He also recognises the importance of connected patient and referrer relationships by:

  • Empowering patients to lead their own recovery
  • Bringing a more connected focus to medical practice
  • Building trust by providing assurance and confidence to patients and referrers about treatment pathways

I believe mutual respect and understanding are hallmarks of the relationship a physician has with his patients. What this means is I work to ensure the people I treat feel and know their concerns are truly heard, not just noted.

Dr Dan is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in arthroscopic (key-hole) shoulder reconstructions, rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement surgery.

Having qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and as a current member of the Harvard Alumni Codman Shoulder Society, Dr Dan has completed several shoulder subspecialty fellowships.

Among these fellowships was his work with leading shoulder surgery specialists at the Harvard Shoulder Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston USA and his study of shoulder arthroplasty techniques at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

His ongoing clinical research is underpinned by his membership of the Harvard Alumni Codman Shoulder Society, a group dedicated to researching and furthering shoulder surgery.

A natural byproduct of this collaboration is the benefit to Dr Dan’s patients who gain access to the most advanced shoulder surgery techniques and research available.

Dr Dan’s Credentials

Harvard Alumni Codman
Shoulder Society

Fellowship of the Australian
Orthopaedic Association FA(Orth)A

American academy of orthopaedic
surgeons (AAOS)

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian
College of Surgeons (FRACS)

B Medicine and Surgery

(University of Adelaide)

Harvard Alumni Codman
Shoulder Society

Taking an approach with patients that informs, empowers and assures,
he will guide you through the treatment and healing process to restore physical confidence.

Dr Dan is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of shoulder injuries and care
and will answer questions like:

Actually not all shoulder injuries and conditions require surgery. Many can be treated non-surgically through exercise and focused care. A full assessment of your condition at an initial consult will identify your next steps.

Dr Dan appreciates the concerns patients experience around more complex treatments. He will guide you to a level of understanding that will see you well informed every step along the road to recovery.

Dr Dan fully appreciates how daunting it is for most people to be faced with an injury that requires more complex medical intervention.

Where you’ll find him

Dr Dan is pleased to provide his surgical services to the entire community through his public hospital affiliations at the Modbury and Lyell McEwin Hospitals.