Benjamin Aaron Alman

Benjamin Aaron Alman

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

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James R. Urbaniak, M.D., Distinguished 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
  • Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
  • Professor in Neurosurgery
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Co-Director of the Duke Regeneration Center

Contact Information

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  • M.D. Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, 1986

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

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

Courses Taught

  • ORTHO 222C: Orthopaedic Surgery Experience
  • ORTHO 421C: Fractures/Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • ORTHO 429C: Sub-Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • ORTHO 433C: Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • PATHOL 793: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Sessler, DI; Alman, BA; Treggiari, MM; Mont, MA, Pro-Con Debate: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Industry-Sponsored Research., J Arthroplasty, vol 38 no. 6 (2023), pp. 986-991 [10.1016/j.arth.2023.02.018] [abs].
  • Bartholf DeWitt, S; Hoskinson Plumlee, S; Brighton, HE; Sivaraj, D; Martz, EJ; Zand, M; Kumar, V; Sheth, MU; Floyd, W; Spruance, JV; Hawkey, N; Varghese, S; Ruan, J; Kirsch, DG; Somarelli, JA; Alman, B; Eward, WC, Loss of ATRX promotes aggressive features of osteosarcoma with increased NF-κB signaling and integrin binding., Jci Insight, vol 7 no. 17 (2022) [10.1172/jci.insight.151583] [abs].
  • Ito, K; Nishida, Y; Hamada, S; Shimizu, K; Sakai, T; Ohkawara, B; Alman, BA; Enomoto, A; Ikuta, K; Koike, H; Zhang, J; Ohno, K; Imagama, S, Efficacy of auranofin as an inhibitor of desmoid progression., Scientific Reports, vol 12 no. 1 (2022) [10.1038/s41598-022-15756-9] [abs].
  • Schut, A-RW; Vriends, ALM; Sacchetti, A; Timbergen, MJM; Alman, BA; Al-Jazrawe, M; Grünhagen, DJ; Verhoef, C; Sleijfer, S; Wiemer, EAC, In desmoid-type fibromatosis cells sorafenib induces ferroptosis and apoptosis, which are enhanced by autophagy inhibition., Eur J Surg Oncol, vol 48 no. 7 (2022), pp. 1527-1535 [10.1016/j.ejso.2022.02.020] [abs].
  • Obremskey, W; Alman, B; Vail, TP; Suk, M; Russell, G, How to Assess Quality in an Increasingly Diverse Health-Care System: AOA Critical Issues Symposium., J Bone Joint Surg Am, vol 104 no. 12 (2022) [10.2106/JBJS.21.00307] [abs].