Daniel L Latt

Daniel L Latt

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Member of the Graduate Faculty
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(520) 626-4024

Work Summary

Dr. Latt is a clinician-scientist and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. His foot and ankle biomechanics lab is focused on understanding age-related degeneration of the arch supporting ligaments to allow for earlier detection of and novel treatments for this common disorder which severely impairs walking.

Research Interest

Dr. Latt is an Associate Professor with Tenure of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona and is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. He specializes in the care of injuries of the knee, ankle and foot. He is an expert in the treatment of tendon problems, arthritis, and complex deformities of the lower extremity. Dr. Latt earned his medical degree from The University of Pittsburgh in 2002. He completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at McGill University in Montreal, in 2007. He is fellowship trained in both sports medicine (Kaiser, San Diego 2008) and foot and ankle surgery (Duke University, 2009). In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Latt has a PhD in Bioengineering (University of Pittsburgh, 2001). He maintains an active research program in orthopaedic biomechanics. His current research interests include: The role of ligaments in supporting the arch of the foot, the use of ultrasound in the evaluation of tendon and ligament injuries, and the impact of bone viscoelasticity on the ability to obtain and maintain compression at a bone interface.