Daniel Lueders, MD
Assistant Professor

Daniel Lueders, MD is a board-certified Sports Medicine physician and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UPMC. He is the Assistant Director of the ACGME Sports Medicine fellowship program.

Dr. Lueders received a doctorate of medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He completed PM&R residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he was elected and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lueders continued at Mayo Clinic for fellowship training in Sports Medicine, gaining skills in non-surgical management of sports medicine injuries, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation, and advanced ultrasound-guided procedures for joints and tendons.

Dr. Lueders' practice focuses on the non-surgical management of sports medicine conditions, joint disorders, and tendon disorders. He specializes in the application of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound to make complicated and challenging diagnoses and in advanced ultrasound guided interventions, including injection therapies, percutaneous needle tenotomy for tendon disorders, and in the application of orthobiologic agents such as platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate for joint, tendon, and ligament disorders.

Specialized Areas of Interest
Sports Medicine, Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Procedures, Application of Regenerative Medicine in Joint and Tendon Problems, Endurance Athletes, Team Coverage, Athletic Event Coverage

Board Certifications
Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Professional Organization Membership
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education & Training
BS, University of Missouri, 2007
MD, University of Missouri, 2011
PM&R Residency, Mayo Clinic, 2015
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, 2016

Honors and Awards
Chief Resident, Mayo Clinic, 2015