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
  • 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

  • PATHOL 793: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Rickert, KD; Arrigoni, P; Guzel, CR; Barber, HF; Alman, BA; Lark, RK, Growth Modulation by Stimulating the Growth Plate: A Pilot Study., Ultrasound Med Biol, vol 47 no. 8 (2021), pp. 2339-2345 [10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2021.03.036] [abs].
  • Pathmanapan, S; Ilkayeva, O; Martin, JT; Loe, AKH; Zhang, H; Zhang, G-F; Newgard, CB; Wunder, JS; Alman, BA, Mutant IDH and non-mutant chondrosarcomas display distinct cellular metabolomes., Cancer & Metabolism, vol 9 no. 1 (2021) [10.1186/s40170-021-00247-8] [abs].
  • Zhang, H; Alman, BA, Enchondromatosis and Growth Plate Development., Curr Osteoporos Rep, vol 19 no. 1 (2021), pp. 40-49 [10.1007/s11914-020-00639-7] [abs].
  • Kavolus, JJ; Lazarides, AL; Moore, C; Seyler, TM; Wellman, SS; Attarian, DE; Bolognesi, MP; Alman, BA, The Calpain Gene is Correlated With Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Failures., J Arthroplasty, vol 36 no. 1 (2021), pp. 236-241.e3 [10.1016/j.arth.2020.07.054] [abs].
  • Alman, B; Baht, G, Parabiosis: Assessing the Effects of Circulating Cells and Factors on the Skeleton., vol 2230 (2021), pp. 105-113 [10.1007/978-1-0716-1028-2_7] [abs].