Dr. Alden is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in hip and knee reconstruction. He completed a dual degree program in which he received his M.D. and Ph.D. concurrently at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His Ph.D. thesis in biophysics garnered the Outstanding Thesis Award for research excellence upon his graduation. He was additionally awarded the Kate and Michael Barany Award for outstanding research and scholarship. He is also affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Alden completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, before undertaking his fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While there, he trained in the latest approaches to hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and complex revision joint replacement. With a particular interest in using innovative techniques, Dr. Alden strives to achieve the best results for active patients with hip and knee arthritis, offering both non-surgical and surgical treatment of arthritis and related conditions. In addition, he has a special interest in complex revision surgeries including direct anterior hip revision surgery, distal femur replacement, and total femur replacement for the treatment of orthopaedic related conditions. He is active in orthopaedic education and clinical research and has trained surgeons in novel techniques for primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgeries throughout North America and Europe.