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Michael I Danto M.D.

(714) 634-4567
Primary Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Area of Expertise
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
Medical Practice:
  • Orthopedic Specialty Institute Medical Group of OC
280 South Main Street, Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Map & Directions
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 511
Irvine, CA 92618
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Education & Training

Medical Education - Wayne State University (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (Transitional)
Residency - Stanford University Medical Center (Physical Medicine/Rehab)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Interplan PPO
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Physician Bio

Dr. Michael I. Danto is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He specializes in non-surgical treatment of orthopaedic conditions. His clinical practice is devoted to non-surgical management of spinal conditions and other orthopaedic problems. As part of non-surgical management of spinal conditions, he performs over 750 epidural injections per year. He also does electrodiagnostic testing (EMG).

Dr. Danto completed residency training at Stanford University Medical Center in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Before attending medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he managed the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Research Laboratory for the University of California, Irvine at the Long Beach VA Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biomechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla.

He is actively involved in continuing medical education and was the first speaker in the University of California at Irvine’s Pain Management Symposium on October 4, 2003.
He speaks to promote community awareness to primary care physicians about new concept in management of low back pain. He has lectured at numerous national and international conferences and published numerous articles in orthopaedic literature.

Dr. Danto is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a fellow member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as being an active member of the International Spinal Injection Society and Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation.

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Pain (Pain Management)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (Pain Management)
  • Low Back Pain (Pain Management)
  • Neck Pain (Pain Management)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Pediatric Orthopedics)
  • Sciatica (Pain Management)

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection