Daniel J. Bauk, M.D.

Daniel J. Bauk, M.D.

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Dr. Daniel Bauk joined Southern Maryland Orthopaedics in 1994. He was born and raised in Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomechanical Engineering from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. While at Brown, he played four years of football and was a member of Delta Tau fraternity. He then received a Master of Science degree in Physiology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Bauk began his medical training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the Rush Medical Society. He continued his training at the University of Maryland Medical System, completing a one year General Surgery internship and a four year Orthopaedic residency.

After completing his residency, Dr. Bauk completed an additional year of fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, focusing on complex primary hip and knee replacements and revision of failed hip and knee replacements.

Outside of his orthopaedic practice, Dr. Bauk strives to be a part of the community. He lives with his wife Joan and four children in Leonardtown. He is deeply involved in youth sports, having coached football, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and lacrosse at some point over the past 15 years. In addition to volunteering as team physician for Leonardtown High School, he has been on the sidelines as an assistant football coach for the past five years. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating, cycling, golf and golf clubmaking.

Areas Of Expertise



Sports Medicine


Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Degree

Georgetown University; Washington, D.C.


University of Maryland Medical System; Baltimore, MD


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Dallas, TX 


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

State Orthopaedic Society

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Major Accomplishments

Hans R. Wilhemsen Prize for Academic Achievement in Surgery

Published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

Hospital Affiliations

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital