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 Neurosurgery
  • Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
  • Professor in the Department of Pathology
  • Professor in Pediatrics
  • Professor in Cell Biology
  • Co-Director of the Duke Regeneration Center
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

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

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Ban, G. I., V. Puviindran, Y. Xiang, P. Nadesan, J. Tang, J. Ou, N. Guardino, et al. “The COMPASS complex maintains the metastatic capacity imparted by a subpopulation of cells in UPS (Accepted).” IScience 27, no. 7 (July 19, 2024).
  • Tsang, Brian, Mohammed Aakef, Armin Nourmohammad, Jennifer R. McKinney, Mana Modares, Mark Levine, Benjamin Alman, Alan R. Moody, and Andrea S. Doria. “Evaluating the Outcomes and Trainee Performance of a Canadian Medical Imaging Clinician Investigator Program.” Can Assoc Radiol J 75, no. 1 (February 2024): 28–37.
  • Catanzano, Anthony A., Carolyn Hutyra, Thomas J. Risoli, Cynthia L. Green, R Chad Mather, and Benjamin Alman. “Cast or Nail? Using a Preference-Based Tool for Shared Decision-Making in Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fracture Treatment.” J Pediatr Orthop 43, no. 8 (September 1, 2023): 498–504.
  • Pathmanapan, Sinthu, Raymond Poon, Tomasa Barrientos De Renshaw, Puviindran Nadesan, Makoto Nakagawa, Gireesh A. Seesankar, Adrian Kwan Ho Loe, et al. “Mutant IDH regulates glycogen metabolism from early cartilage development to malignant chondrosarcoma formation.” Cell Rep 42, no. 6 (June 27, 2023): 112578.
  • Sessler, Daniel I., Benjamin A. Alman, Miriam M. Treggiari, and Michael A. Mont. “Pro-Con Debate: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Industry-Sponsored Research.” J Arthroplasty 38, no. 6 (June 2023): 986–91.