Mark P. Altman, MD

Dr. Altman treats adult and pediatric injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow, including degenerative conditions (eg, arthritis), sports injuries, overuse syndromes, fractures (from the simplest to the most complex) and soft tissue trauma of the nerves, tendons and muscles. This encompasses both surgical and nonsurgical interventions. Surgery may entail reparative and reconstructive procedures, joint replacements or arthroscopy. Dr. Altman is one of the few orthopaedic surgeons in Connecticut to perform Total Elbow Replacement surgery for severe arthritis and severe elbow trauma.

Dr. Altman also treats orthopaedic fractures and trauma of the hip and lower extremities. He is an attending surgeon on staff at Yale New Haven Hospital for hand and upper extremity trauma, and is on the general orthopaedic call panel as well as the hip fracture panel.

He holds an academic clinical appointment through the Yale Medical School in the Dept. of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, where he enjoys the opportunity to engage in resident and student education.

Since 2000, Dr. Altman has practiced in the greater New Haven area. He is married with three adult children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, dogs, as well as many outdoor activities.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Dr. Altman is dual board Certified in Orthopaedics and in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

His training includes:
UNDERGRADUATE Swarthmore College, BA – History, Pennsylvania
MEDICAL SCHOOL Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, New York
ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENCY New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University, New York
FELLOWSHIP Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Hand to Shoulder Center, Hand and Microsurgery, Philadelphia

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Dr. Altman is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, an elected member of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand, and a member of the New England Hand Society and the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Altman is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) and an elected member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He holds a subspecialty certification in Surgery of the Hand (SOTH), previously called Certificate in Added Qualification (CAQ). Not all hand surgeons have this added qualification. Throughout their careers, elected members, like Dr. Altman, must maintain certification by fulfilling specific practice requirements, and by completing ongoing medical education credits.

Dr. Altman is also a member of the New England Hand Society and the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.

AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

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