Dr. Daniel Mangiapani spent 15 years studying science and medicine at top=ranked Duke University in Durham, NC. He played Division-1 baseball at Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference on an athletic scholarship. After graduating cum laude, he then went on to receive the North Carolina Board of Governor’s Scholarship to attend Duke University School of Medicine. He graduated at the top of his class, where his basic science research in arthritis contributed to the 1015 Kappa Delta Award, presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons National Meeting. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Focusing on hip and knee arthritis, he has published numerous award-winning papers resulting in invitations to speak at national and international conferences. Additionally, he participated as team physician for Duke University, North Carolina Central University, as well as Durham County high schools. Dr. Mangiapani continued his post-graduate trainings by completing a fellowship in joint replacement surgery with Dr. Aaron Hofmann. He has pursued global service with Operation Walk Utah on their annual mission to El Salvador, where approximately 75 joint replacements are performed per trip. He has joined The Hofmann Arthritis Institute where he specialized in primary, complex, and revision hip and knee replacement ( including muscle-sparing direct anterior total hip replacement), as well as partial knee replacement and joint sparing options such as knee and shoulder arthroscopy. He also performs robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures and will be accepting patients for shoulder replacement in the fall.