Dan Grahl, M.D.


  • Dan Grahl MDPeach County High School
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (2000-2004)
  • Mercer University Medical School (2009-2013)
  • Orthopaedic Residency at Medical College of Georgia / Augusta University (2013-2018)
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, Mississippi (2018-2019)

Dr. Dan Grahl specializes in helping patients restore function and achieve greater mobility. Dr. Grahl’s unique professional background enhances his understanding of all types of patients. Prior to becoming a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Grahl was a coach, high school teacher, worked in landscaping, and also played college baseball. Whether you are a student athlete or a hard-working professional, Dr. Dan Grahl understands the importance of helping you get back to your life faster. 

A native of central Georgia, Dr. Grahl grew up in Fort Valley.  He attended Peach County high school and played both baseball and football for the Trojans.  Following his graduation from Peach County High School, he went on to play baseball for the Hurricanes at Georgia Southwestern State University. Dr. Grahl graduated cum laude from Georgia Southwestern State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in biology.  He continued his education at GSW until 2005, while fulfilling his athletic scholarship playing baseball for the Hurricanes.  Next, he worked for the Department of Natural Resources, and then a landscaping company before starting his teaching career.   He spent three years coaching football and baseball while teaching at Peach County High School.  While working, he continued to pursue his dream to enter the medical field and was accepted to Mercer University Medical School in Macon, GA. After graduating from Mercer in 2013, Dan and his wife Lauren along with their son Ken, moved to Augusta for Orthopaedic Residency.  During residency their family grew with the addition of 2 girls, Lila Beth and Sadie Brooke.  After completion of residency, he completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, Mississippi.  

Dr. Grahl’s professional interests include complete orthopaedic care of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle.  This includes shoulder replacements, complex knee injuries, cartilage restoration, osteotomies, multi-ligament injuries, orthopaedic fracture care and joint replacement. 

Dr. Grahl has participated in coverage of several high schools, junior colleges, and universities in Georgia and Mississippi during his training.  Teams have included the Augusta Green Jackets Minor league baseball team, Southwest Mississippi Community College, Millsaps University, Belhaven University, and Tulane University.