Dr. Daniel Laster
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Dr. Laster attended college at Pomona College in Claremont, California where he starred as an all-conference linebacker for four years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After his undergraduate studies, he traveled to Washington, D.C. to enroll in medical school at Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Dr. Laster was admitted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He received his Medical Doctorate in 1995 and started his training in orthopaedic surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. While at Tulane, Dr. Laster received intensive training in all disciplines of orthopaedic surgery. He is extremely well versed in the specialty of trauma, having served several years of his residency at Charity Hospital New Orleans, a level one trauma center. He graduated from Tulane in 2000.
Dr. Laster joined Risser in the year 2000 and has practiced as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon since that time. His interests include trauma and the disorders of the hip and knee. He specializes in total joint replacement including computer navigated surgery as well as total hip arthroplasty through the anterior approach. He has staff privileges at the Huntington Outpatient Surgery Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital and Arcadia Methodist Hospital. He is a member of the California Orthopaedic Association, the Western Orthopaedic Association, Los Angeles County Medical Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Laster grew up in Palo Alto, California as the youngest of eight children. He has been involved in the Pasadena region of AYSO and is currently in his fourth year as a head coach. Dr. Laster and his wife, live with their two children in Pasadena and enjoy being involved in the Pasadena and Altadena communities.