Dr. Danica Vance is an orthopedic surgeon, Director of Sports Medicine, and an Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Division of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL, specializing in orthopedic sports medicine.
Dr. Vance graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University and earned her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. While at the University of Miami, she spent a full year dedicated to orthopedic sports medicine research and graduated with research honors. During that time, she studied the effects of stem cell therapy on ligament injury and the genomics of sports medicine.
Following medical school, Dr Vance went on to complete a residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. During her training she spent time as team physician for multiple college and professional teams including; Fordham University, NY Boulders baseball team, NY Yankees and the New York City Football club.
After residency, she returned to Duke University to complete a fellowship in orthopedic shoulder and sports medicine, where she served as a team doctor for Duke University and North Carolina Central athletic teams.
While at Columbia, Dr. Vance received the Ira N. Wolfe Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, and has been the recipient of multiple grants including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Resident Project Grant at Columbia, the Piedmont Orthopedic Foundation Research Grant while at Duke, and the CTSI Pilot Project Grant and the John K. Robinson Grant Award at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Vance has been published in peer-reviewed journals and written book chapters on a variety of topics including shoulder and elbow injuries in athletes; genetic biomarkers in sports injuries; shoulder biomechanics, baseball injuries, basketball injuries, artistic gymnasts; and stem cell and regenerative medicine for sports injuries.
In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Vance is fully dedicated to serving as a team physician in the local community. Starting in the fall of 2021, Dr. Vance will be the head team physician for Miami Beach Senior High School.
Dr. Vance is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.