Daryll C. Dykes, MD, JD, PhD

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year:  (2016-2017)
Fellowship Assignment(s):
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Management and Budget


Daryll Dykes is president and chief executive officer of Medical and Surgical Spine Consultants of Minnesota, where he specializes in complex reconstructive surgery for adult and pediatric spinal conditions. He is also an independent health law and policy scholar with broad interests in health care organization and finance, quality measurement and reporting, regulatory compliance, medical liability, expert witness advocacy, and health disparities. Dykes has authored or co-authored over two dozen scientific, medical, and legal articles and book chapters. He completed the Leadership Fellows Program of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served on the Minnesota Department of Health Provider Peer Grouping Advisory Board and as director of the Orthopaedic Education and Research Foundation, the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. Dykes also has served on the Board and Quality Audit Committee of MN Community Measurement. Dykes earned his BS in biology at Syracuse University and completed the dual-degree MD-PhD program at State University of New York, Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota and remained in Minneapolis to complete fellowships in spine surgery, trauma surgery, and health services research. Dykes received his medical school’s 2015 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award for his many academic, professional, and philanthropic accomplishments, including completion of a JD magna cum laude at William Mitchell College of Law. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Legal Medicine.

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