Daniel Chernoff, MD

Board Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery

Meet Dr. Dan Chernoff, a fellowship trained Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon at Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance specializing in musculoskeletal injuries of the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Chernoff takes an individualized approach to helping people return to doing what they love, whether that is living an active lifestyle, playing recreational sports, or competing in elite athletics.



Areas of Specialty

  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament and Cartilage Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Orthobiologics
  • General Orthopedics

Education / Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine, University of Kansas, School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas; 2012-2016


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association for North America (AANA)



  • Sports Medicine, University of California-Los Angeles; 2021-2022
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery, University of Missouri, Kansas City; 2016-2021
  • Professional Roles

Clinical Assistant Professor, UMKC Orthopaedic Residency Program

Fun Fact

Dr. Chernoff’s perfect weekend involves cooking a large brunch and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

More About Dr. Chernoff

Dr. Dan Chernoff was born and raised in Kansas City. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at UMKC. After residency Dr. Chernoff ventured west to complete his fellowship training in sports medicine at UCLA.

While there, Dr. Chernoff learned state-of-the art techniques for treating sports related injuries, ligament repair/reconstruction, and cartilage restoration. He was also an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA), and UCLA collegiate sports, including the football and basketball teams.

Dr. Chernoff strives to provide excellent outcomes for each of his patients. He believes in the importance of individualizing care to help every person return to their active lifestyle and doing what they love.


Outside of Work

Dr. Chernoff loves spending time outside with his family, golfing, running, and taking care of his plants.


Can Soccer Players Return to Sport After Knee Realignment Osteotomy?

Chernoff DJ, Kremen TJ, Jones KJ.

Journal of Cartilage and Joint Preservation. 2022 June 2022; 2(2):10058.

A Multi-Center Analysis of the Epidemiology of Injury Patterns and Return to Sport in Collegiate

Trikha R, Greig D, Shi B, Shroeder G, Chernoff D, Jones K, Kremen T.

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. In review.

2022 The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Minimum 5-year Clinical Outcomes of
Arthroscopically Repaired Massive Rotator Cuff Tears – Effect of Age on Clinical Outcomes.

Dr. Peter Millet,The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute Clinical outcomes of midterm results of repaired massive rotator cuff tears.

The Epidemiology of Injuries and Return to Sport in Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Basketball.

Chernoff D, Trikha R, Shi B, Jones K, Kremen.

Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. In review

Gout After Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Chernoff D, Barker J, Shriwise T, Wingerter S.

Arthroplasty Today. 2020 Apr 8;6(2):278-282.

Book Chapters

Surgical Technique: Endoscopic Repair of Full-Thickness Gluteus Tears.

Voos J.E., Shaw C.M., Chernoff D.J. (2022)

In: Nho S.J., Asheesh B., Salata M.J., Mather III R.C., Kelly B.T. (eds)

Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7321-3_71-2


MRI Overutilization in the Evaluation of Patients Aged 50 Years and Older with Mechanical Knee Pain.

Chernoff D, Church D, Shokur T, Williams K, Dubin J.

Presented at: Missouri State Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis,
MO. May 2017