Todd Alter, MD

Hometown
East Wndsor, NJ

Undergraduate
Rutgers University, Biomedical Engineering

Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University

Why Orthopaedics?
I studied biomedical engineering in college with a focus in biomechanics and have always had in interest in the way the human body moves. With orthopaedics, I have the opportunity to study the intricacies of human motion and mechanics while simultaneously directly and immediately improving people's lives.

Why Robert Wood Johnson?
RWJ is an extremely complete and well-balanced program academically and feels like home.

Research interests/Publications

  1. Alter TH, Sandrowski K, Gallant G, Kwok M, Ilyas AM. Complications of Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures: A Systematic Review. J Wrist Surg. 2019;8(3):255-262. doi:10.1055/s-0038-1667304
  2. Alter TH, Ilyas AM. Complications Associated with Volar Locking Plate Fixation of Distal Radial Fractures. JBJS Rev. 2018;6(10):e7. doi:10.2106/JBJS.RVW.18.00004
  3. Alter TH, Warrender WJ, Liss FE, Ilyas AM. A Cost Analysis of Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Performed Wide Awake versus under Sedation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;142(6):1532-1538. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000004983
  4. Alter TH, Ilyas AM. A Prospective Randomized Study Analyzing Preoperative Opioid Counseling in Pain Management After Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2017;42(10):810-815. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.07.003
  5. Alter TH, Liss FE, Ilyas AM. A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Versus Bupivacaine Liposome for Pain Management After Distal Radius Fracture Repair Surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2017;42(12):1003-1008. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.08.022

Specialty interest
Hand

Hobbies
Running with my dog