Daniel A. Capen, MD

Aesthetic Specialist & Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon located in Lawndale, CA

Meet Dr. Capen

Daniel A. Capen, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He provides an array of exceptional quality services at New Body Medical in Lawndale, California.


Dr. Capen specializes in spinal surgery and founded Downey Orthopedic in 1980, where he continues to practice today in addition to New Body Medical.


Dr. Capen was the official spine surgeon of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984. For 20 years, Dr. Capen was a clinical professor in the department of orthopedics at the University of Southern California Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.


Throughout Dr. Capen’s career, over 80 physicians have completed a fellowship under his instruction. He co-authored Comprehensive Management of Spine Trauma in 1998 and he’s published various papers in journals such as Spine, the Journal of Spinal Disorders, Clinical Orthopedics, and the American Journal of Orthopedics.


A lifelong humanitarian, Dr. Capen enjoys helping others and sharing his knowledge and expertise. He finished a mission to Cuba in 2017, where he was one of the first orthopedic spinal surgeons to lecture and perform surgery at the University of Havana since 1959.

Dr. Capen is an honorary member of the Peruvian Orthopedic Spine Society and a member of the Eagle Condor Humanitarian Spine Surgery Group. He supports multiple charities through volunteer work as a surgeon and speaking in international symposiums. Dr. Capen has supported Eagle Condor as a surgeon in over 18 medical missions to Peru. During one of these missions, Dr. Capen helped the University of Piura Medical School set up an operating suite.


Back in California, Dr. Capen is affiliated with the Silver Lake Medical Center and the Beverly Hills Surgery Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society, where he’s also served on the Professional Ethics and Conduct Committee.


Dr. Capen has assisted with the development of the University Muslim Medical Association Community Clinic and the Fremont Wellness Center in Los Angeles. These centers offer quality health care to families and high school students in the community.

Dr. Capen aims to help every individual look and feel as good as possible to boost health, happiness, and confidence.

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Daniel A. Capen, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He provides an array of exceptional quality services at New Body Medical in Lawndale, California.


Dr. Capen specializes in spinal surgery and founded Downey Orthopedic in 1980, where he continues to practice today in addition to New Body Medical.


Dr. Capen was the official spine surgeon of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984. For 20 years, Dr. Capen was a clinical professor in the department of orthopedics at the University of Southern California Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.


Throughout Dr. Capen’s career, over 80 physicians have completed a fellowship under his instruction. He co-authored Comprehensive Management of Spine Trauma in 1998 and he’s published various papers in journals such as Spine, the Journal of Spinal Disorders, Clinical Orthopedics, and the American Journal of Orthopedics.


A lifelong humanitarian, Dr. Capen enjoys helping others and sharing his knowledge and expertise. He finished a mission to Cuba in 2017, where he was one of the first orthopedic spinal surgeons to lecture and perform surgery at the University of Havana since 1959.

Dr. Capen is an honorary member of the Peruvian Orthopedic Spine Society and a member of the Eagle Condor Humanitarian Spine Surgery Group. He supports multiple charities through volunteer work as a surgeon and speaking in international symposiums. Dr. Capen has supported Eagle Condor as a surgeon in over 18 medical missions to Peru. During one of these missions, Dr. Capen helped the University of Piura Medical School set up an operating suite.


Back in California, Dr. Capen is affiliated with the Silver Lake Medical Center and the Beverly Hills Surgery Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society, where he’s also served on the Professional Ethics and Conduct Committee.


Dr. Capen has assisted with the development of the University Muslim Medical Association Community Clinic and the Fremont Wellness Center in Los Angeles. These centers offer quality health care to families and high school students in the community.

Dr. Capen aims to help every individual look and feel as good as possible to boost health, happiness, and confidence.


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