Daniel Birkbeck, MD
My father was a doctor and I was always in awe of his ability to help people and make a difference in their lives, so I always knew I wanted to be a physician. The clinical faculty I trained under was amazing and influenced my choice to go into hand surgery. In addition to my one-year fellowship in hand and upper extremity medicine, I obtained an additional fellowship in upper extremity trauma in Bern, Switzerland.
I perform all of the latest procedures available in my field. I feel it is important for a surgeon to have the right balance of clinical experience to keep their skills and knowledge current. I have been practicing long enough so that I have seen just about every imaginable condition, yet I am current on all of the latest procedures and techniques.
Most of my surgeries are scheduled at The Surgery Center at NorthBay VacaValley in Vacaville, which is a beautiful, state-of the-arts facility. Patients should choose NorthBay because there is nothing that I can't do locally, just as well or better, than the academic surgeons can do in San Francisco. At NorthBay, patients are more than numbers, appointments, and medical records; our patients are our neighbors and community members. The NorthBay Sports Club environment for rehabilitation is a great fit for my patients. It is very important to me that my patients can comply with their care regimens whether they have surgery, injections, or more conservative treatment.
Medical degree: University of Michigan Medical School, An Arbor, Michigan
Residency: orthopedic surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Fellowship in hand and musculoskeletal microsurgical reconstruction, State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.
Fellowship in upper extremity trauma, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
Board-certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certification of Added Qualifications: Surgery of the Hand
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- California Orthopaedic Association
- Northern California Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association
- Napa County Medical Association