Daniel Penello, MD MBA

Dr. Daniel Penello has been serving the Tampa Bay community for nearly a decade. He is board-certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in complicated disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm and is fellowship-trained in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery.


Dr. Penello was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at York University. He went on to  earn his medical degree from The University of Toronto with honors in 2002. He was also admitted to the esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed his internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at The University of Toronto where he was recognized for his academic achievement and teaching ability. This garnered him several awards, such as the Humanitarianism award for Top Doctor in 2012 for Hands and Upper Extremities.

Medical Career

His dedication to health policy, process improvement and commercialization of medical devices led him to receive a Health Sector MBA at The Rotman School of Management in Toronto during his residency. He then completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Penello has been involved with numerous research projects. He has also authored and co-authored publications in the United States and Canada.

He uses forward thinking ideas and creative solutions to restore his patients’ health. He is passionate about his patients returning to their normal activities and living their life without pain.

Dr. Penello’s Specialties

Below are just some of the leading-edge hand and wrist procedures that Dr. Penello specializes in treating.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder
  • Lumps, Bumps and Other Lesions
  • Tendon Transfers


  • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • The American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • The Canadian Orthopaedic Association