Benjamin Aaron Alman

Benjamin Aaron Alman

James R. Urbaniak, M.D., Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James R. Urbaniak, M.D., Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professor in Cell Biology
  • Professor in Pediatrics
  • Professor in the Department of Pathology
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Co-Director of the Regeneration Next Initiative

Contact Information

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  • M.D. Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 1986

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • New Investigator Recognition Award Winners. Orthopaedic Research Society. 1992

Courses Taught

  • PATHOL 793: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Birnkrant, DJ; Bushby, K; Bann, CM; Alman, BA; Apkon, SD; Blackwell, A; Case, LE; Cripe, L; Hadjiyannakis, S; Olson, AK; Sheehan, DW; Bolen, J; Weber, DR; Ward, LM; DMD Care Considerations Working Group, , Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 2: respiratory, cardiac, bone health, and orthopaedic management., The Lancet Neurology, vol 17 no. 4 (2018), pp. 347-361 [10.1016/s1474-4422(18)30025-5] [abs].
  • Baht, GS; Vi, L; Alman, BA, The Role of the Immune Cells in Fracture Healing., Current Osteoporosis Reports, vol 16 no. 2 (2018), pp. 138-145 [10.1007/s11914-018-0423-2] [abs].
  • Hsu, S-HC; Nadesan, P; Puviindran, V; Stallcup, WB; Kirsch, DG; Alman, BA, Effects of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4 (NG2/CSPG4) on soft-tissue sarcoma growth depend on tumor developmental stage., The Journal of biological chemistry, vol 293 no. 7 (2018), pp. 2466-2475 [10.1074/jbc.m117.805051] [abs].
  • Nousiainen, MT; Mironova, P; Hynes, M; Glover Takahashi, S; Reznick, R; Kraemer, W; Alman, B; Ferguson, P, Eight-year outcomes of a competency-based residency training program in orthopedic surgery, Medical Teacher (Informa) (2018), pp. 1-13 [10.1080/0142159X.2017.1421751] [abs].
  • Mercier, KA; Al-Jazrawe, M; Poon, R; Acuff, Z; Alman, B, A Metabolomics Pilot Study on Desmoid Tumors and Novel Drug Candidates., Scientific Reports, vol 8 no. 1 (2018) [10.1038/s41598-017-18921-7] [abs].