For elbow and shoulder surgeries, look for no one else’s orthopedic services but Dr. Daniel Brereton in La Jolla. Dr. Brereton is a trained specialist with profound knowledge of elbow and shoulder surgery. His compassionate goal to ensure adequate medical service delivery has earned him to maintain a chain of old, faithful, and loyal patients as his arms are wide open to receive new patients. For more information concerning Dr. Brereton’s services, schedule an appointment via the online tool or call the Upper Extremity Specialists today.

Dr. Brereton Education Background

Dr. Daniel attained his undergraduate degree studies at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 2009, getting a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Developmental Biology. He went to Midwestern University, Phoenix, earning a degree in medicine in 2013. He served as the chief resident at Riverside University Health System, from where he finished his orthopedic residency. Dr. Brereton has profound experience in complex traumatic injuries management, having worked at a busy trauma center. He went on to work at the University of California Riverside as a team physician in 2018.

He further studied his elbow and shoulder reconstruction studies with the world-renowned Wayne Z. “Buz” Burkhead, MD, at the W.B Carrell Memorial Clinic in Dallas, TX, where he completed his residency training in 2019. While there, he also worked as an assistant team physician for the Dallas Mavericks and took care of professional athletes and another collegiate in the Dallas region.

Services Dr. Brereton Provides

Dr. Brereton is passionate about seeing his patients get better sooner than they expect. Dr. Brereton often grants his patients enough time not to rush them in explaining their condition and later diagnoses them. He involves his patients in making an informed treatment decision depending on the nature of each patient’s condition. When getting healthcare services from Dr. Daniel, be sure your situation receives the most excellent medical care and concern, and so the results will be confident and optimistic. He implores a wide range of the most recent literature in performing his non-operative treatment. These treatment choices include bracing, specific physical therapy modalities, platelet-rich plasma, hyaluronic acid, injections ranging from steroids, and diverse forms of mesenchymal stem cells.

Despite whether the situation is complex, rare, common, or straightforward, Dr. Brereton will perform the surgery regardless of the age or activity levels of the patient.

Some of the common surgeries are reverse shoulder replacement, anatomic shoulder replacement, tendonitis or tendon rupture, superior caption reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow replacement, elbow instability such as Tommy John, nerve compression, and all manner of fractures. Dr. Brereton is flexible to ensure he schedules the right treatment plan for you, even if you are a highly demanded athlete of any age.

Dr. Daniel has his medical step always at the front. He keeps his medical knowledge up to date by engaging in research mostly in biceps, triceps injuries, shoulder fractures, and medial and lateral epicondylitis. All these efforts he makes are to ensure he serves his patients better.


Dr. Brereton converses fluently with his patients in Spanish.

Family and Hobbies

Dr. Brereton is a husband to his wife and blessed with three kids. He grew up in Utah and Southern California. He spends his free time participating in snowboarding, skiing, golfing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, and, most importantly, rock climbing.

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Sharp Chula Vista Hospital
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • Otay Lakes Surgery Center
  • Coast Surgery Center
  • Advanced Surgery Center of North County
  • Outpatient Surgery Center of La Jolla
  • Paradise Valley Hospital
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Surgical Center of San Diego

For more information on Dr. Brereton’s services, schedule an appointment online or call the La Jolla office today.