Dr. Danya Julson, D.O.

Fellowship Trained in Shoulder Surgery

Surgical Focus

Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder arthroplasty
Rotator cuff repair
Labral repair
Biceps tenodesis
Tendon repair
Sports medicine


American Osteopathic
Academy of Orthopedics
American Academy of
Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)


Danya Julson, D.O., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in shoulder surgery. She grew up in Tulsa the middle of 5 children and graduated from Owasso High School. She received her undergraduate as well as her osteopathic medical degree from Oklahoma State University. Thereafter, she moved to Michigan State University for orthopedic residency and then to North Carolina where she completed a Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Triangle Orthopaedic Associates.

Upon completion of her Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, she returned home to be near family. She started practice in 2015 and specializes in shoulder reconstructive surgery, including anatomic, stemless, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopic surgery, such as rotator cuff repair, labral repair, and biceps tenodesis.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 babies, her extended family and church family, and watching sports, especially Oklahoma City Thunder basketball.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at Triangle Orthopaedic Associates in Durham, NC
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Michigan State University in Farmington Hills, MI
  • Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK
  • Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK

Research & Publications

  • Sabesan, V.J., Lombardo, D., Josserand, D., Buzas, D.,
    Jelsema, T., Petersen-Fitts, G.R., & Wiater, J.M. (August
    2016). The Effect of Deltoid Lengthening on Functional
    Outcome for Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.
    Musculoskeletal Surgery, 100 (2), 127-132.
  • Dhanota, H., Pinkas, D., Josserand, D., Wiater, B.P.,
    Koueiter, D.M., & Wiater, J.M. (August 2015). Use of a
    Topical Thrombin-Based Hemostatic Agent in Shoulder
    Arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics, 44 (8),