About Me

Dr. Daniel C. Allison is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Assistant Director of Orthopedic Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Southern California, and is a staff Orthopedic Oncologist at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He is a lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve and the president of the USC Graduate Orthopedic Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Allison specializes in musculo­skeletal oncology and complex joint reconstructive surgery, with a focus on hip and knee revision and treatment of peri-prosthetic infection.

As an orthopedic oncologist, Dr. Allison is a recognized leader in malignant problems of the musculoskeletal system, including soft tissue and primary sarcomas of the bone, invasive metastatic bone cancer, and invasive skin cancers of the back, pelvis, shoulder girdle and extremities. Dr. Allison is one of few surgeons who performs the direct anterior approach to hip replacement. He also holds a U.S. patent for a retractor system that facilitates the anterior approach to hip arthroplasty. Dr. Allison's goal is to help all surgeons perform this anterior approach by training them in this minimally invasive technique.

Dr. Allison has authored 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and five book chapters on orthopedic surgery. He is also a frequent guest speaker at orthopedic society meetings on the topic of orthopedic conditions and has presented numerous papers and abstracts.

A cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University, Texas, with a B.A. in biochemistry, Dr. Allison earned combined graduate medical and business administration degrees from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University Graduate School of Management respectively. He received postgraduate training at the University of Southern California (USC) in a combined orthopedic and general surgery internship, an orthopedic surgery residency and a musculoskeletal oncology fellowship.

Orthopaedic, Sports, Spine & Pain (OSSP) Center



Provider Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery


Medical Education

Baylor College of Medicine


University of Southern California - LA County Medical Center


University of Southern California - LA County Medical Center


University of Southern California - LA County Medical Center

Locations & Affiliations


Daniel C. Allison, MD

18035 Brookhurst St. Suite 1100

Fountain Valley, CA

Office: (714) 861-4888