Daniel A. Thorner was born and raised in Yakima, attended West Valley High School, graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2003 with a B.A. in Chemistry, and received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in May, 2007.


A year of surgical internship at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was followed by urology residency at the State University of New York Downstate, Brooklyn. Dr. Thorner completed his urology training in June, 2012 and joined Yakima Urology Associates in August 2012.

Residency training included eight months at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he developed a special interest in urologic oncology. Additional interests are kidney stone disease/endourology and benign prostatic hyperplasia/voiding dysfunction.

Medical Interests

He has co-authored multiple research papers and articles with publications in the Journal of Urology, Urologic Clinics of North America, and Urologyamong others.


Daniel is married to another Yakima native, Gretchen Heinzen Thorner, who is a practicing Certified Physician Assistant. He is an avid golfer and both enjoy family activities, running, and snow skiing.