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
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Co-Director of the Regeneration Next Initiative

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

  • 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].
  • Zhang, H; Alman, BA, Enchondromatosis and Growth Plate Development., Curr Osteoporos Rep (2020) [10.1007/s11914-020-00639-7] [abs].
  • Ide, S; Yahara, Y; Kobayashi, Y; Strausser, SA; Ide, K; Watwe, A; Xu-Vanpala, S; Privratsky, JR; Crowley, SD; Shinohara, ML; Alman, BA; Souma, T, Yolk-sac-derived macrophages progressively expand in the mouse kidney with age., Elife, vol 9 (2020) [10.7554/eLife.51756] [abs].
  • Yahara, Y; Barrientos, T; Tang, YJ; Puviindran, V; Nadesan, P; Zhang, H; Gibson, JR; Gregory, SG; Diao, Y; Xiang, Y; Qadri, YJ; Souma, T; Shinohara, ML; Alman, BA, Erythromyeloid progenitors give rise to a population of osteoclasts that contribute to bone homeostasis and repair., Nat Cell Biol, vol 22 no. 1 (2020), pp. 49-59 [10.1038/s41556-019-0437-8] [abs].