Benjamin A. Alman, MD Benjamin A. Alman, MD

Benjamin A. Alman, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pediatric Spine Surgeon

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ABOUT ME

I became an orthopaedic surgeon because I enjoy the mechanical nature of how joints, bones and muscles work together. I chose to focus on treating children because it provides me with an opportunity to make a difference in their health now, and for the rest of their lives. As I’ve entered the later stages of my career, I have had the privilege of seeing patients who I treated come back to me as adults seeking treatment for their own children. I find it very fulfilling to see how the treatments I gave the parent helped them become a healthy, fully functional adult. I believe that being a good doctor means treating the “whole” patient, rather than focusing only on individual parts of the body. I enjoy working with my patients to make sure they are getting all the treatments they need to get and stay well. In my spare time I enjoy photography, hiking and backpacking.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Pediatric orthopaedics team

I am part of a team of pediatric orthopaedic specialists who treat congenital, developmental, and traumatic disorders that affect bones, soft tissues, joints, and the neuromuscular system, including scoliosis, club foot, leg length differences, orthopaedic tumors, fractures, cerebral palsy, and other conditions.

My surgical specialties
  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Leg and ankle surgery
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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  • Closed arm procedures
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  • Cartilage graft and bone graft
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  • Major hip surgery
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Spinal bone graft
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Pediatric Orthopaedics Team
5,123
Surgeries Performed by the Pediatric Orthopaedics Team
5,123
My surgical specialties
  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Leg and ankle surgery
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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  • Closed arm procedures
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  • Cartilage graft and bone graft
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  • Major hip surgery
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Spinal bone graft
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (Pennsylvania), 1986
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, 1986-1988
Orthopaedics, Tufts University/New England Medical Center Hospital (Massachusetts), 1988-1992
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto, 1992-1993
Research Fellow, Molecular Pathology, Tufts University/New England Medical Center (Massachusetts), 1993-1995
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am an orthopaedic clinician-scientist, whose research focuses on understanding the role of developmentally important processes in regeneration or in pathologic conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. The long-term goal of my work is to use this knowledge to identify improved therapeutic approaches to orthopaedic pathologic disorders, or to improve musculoskeletal healing. Our lab makes extensive use of genetically modified mice to model human disease; we’ve used this approach to identify new drug therapies for musculoskeletal tumors and to improve the outcome of trauma to cartilage, skin or bone.

PUBLICATIONS
View Benjamin Alman's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.