Daniel Torres, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Elbow Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Hand Surgery

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Hand and Upper Extremity

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Philosophy of care

Every patient comes in with their own unique story and background. I try to incorporate this into their treatment plan and decision-making. Individualized, personal and tailored encounters are what I strive to achieve every day. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and help you understand your disease process. I also strive to minimize risks and provide conservative treatments when appropriate.

Why I entered medicine

My love for medicine started at a very early age. I found stories my mother read me about medical missionaries reaching out to patients in remote areas of the world enthralling and fascinating, and my career path was set. During medical school I participated in a medical mission trip in Papua New Guinea, where we dealt with many machete injuries to the hand. It was very satisfying to see a patient’s function and livelihood restored when these injuries were repaired. That’s when I knew I would become a hand surgeon.

Community involvement

I’m very fond of community service and charitable organizations. I advocate for Pennsylvania legislation to improve patient access and quality of care. I have been involved in everything from fundraising for animal shelters and human rights to volunteering at community sports fairs, vaccine drive-thrus and international mission trips. I am also currently on the Board of Directors for the Levitt Pavilion, which provides access to live music free to the community.

Personal interests

I’m an avid sports fanatic. The Houston Astros is my current favorite professional team. I also enjoy musical theater shows, cooking, traveling, classical music (piano and choral pieces) and spending time with friends and family. I have two young boys who keep me active and changed our life for the better.

Recognition for Award-Winning Care

I am proudly part of a location or department celebrated for its exceptional medical achievements and dedication to superior patient care.
Best Hospitals
Lehigh Valley Hospital is ranked 27th in the country for orthopedic care on the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. Our team of more than 200 orthopedic specialists provide award-winning, nationally-recognized care with experience, expertise and leading-edge technology.


Southwestern Adventist University, BS - Biology, 2005

Medical Training
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2009


Internship 2010
University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX

Residency 2014
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX

Fellowship 2015
Hand Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand Surgery

Publications & Clinical Trials