Dr. Albert Aboulafia, MD

Dr. Albert Aboulafia, MD

Orthopedic Oncology Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Albert Aboulafia, MD is an orthopedic oncology surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic oncology surgery.

9103 Franklin Square Dr Ste 2300

Baltimore, MD 21237

Contact Information

(443) 777-2663

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Soft Tissue Sarcoma
more than 85% of peers
more than 78% of peers
Bone Cancer
more than 73% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Oncology Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer-Related Muskuloskeletal Problems
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Ewing's Tumor
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Cancer
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sarcoma
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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51  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Michigan
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Los Angeles County/University Of Souther California School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Los Angeles County/University Of Souther California School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Washington Hospital Ctr., National Institutes Of Health, Childrens National Medical Center, George Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Advisory Committee Service Award, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In recognition of distinguished service., 2001
  • Global Institute For Global Health and Development, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation and Medal presented by The Maryland Board of Physicians, Governor and The Secretary of Departme, 2005
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated Service, 2007
  • Inagural Recipient of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievment Award, 2010
  • Governor's Citation State of Maryland, 2005
Media & Publications
  • Aboulafia AJ. Biopsy.,
  • Aboulafia AJ, Levine AM: Pathologic Fractures. In Browner B. Jupiter J. Levine A. and Trafton P. (ed): Chapter 16, Skeletal Trauma 3rd Edition. Saunders 2003 pp 380-425.,
  • David E. Joyner, Sylvia H. Trang, Timothy A. Damron, Albert J. Aboulafia, Judd E. Cummings, R. Lor Randall. Desmoid Cel Motility is induced in vitro by rhEGF.,
  • Aboulafia AJ, Levine AM, Schmidt D, Aboulafia D. Surgical Therapy of Bone Metastases.,
  • Joyner DE, Aboulafia AJ, Damron TA, Randall RL. Fas Death Pathway in Sarcomas Responds to Epidermal Growth Factor Transcription. Cin. Orhop Relat. Res.466(9),2092-98 September 2008.,
  • Hosalkar HS, Torbert JT, Fox EJ, Delaney TF, Aboulafia AJ, Lackman RD. Musculoskeletal Desmoid Tumors.,
  • Joyner DE, Aboulafia AJ, Damron TA, Randall RL. Potentail for functional redundancy in EGF and TGF-a singnaling in desmoid cells: a cDNA miroarray analysis,
  • Joyner DE, Damron TA, Aboulafia AJ, Randall RL. Oncogene Coexpression in Mesenchymal Neoplasia Correlates with EGF Transcription.,
  • Aboulafia AJ, Schkrohowsky JG. Musculoskeletal Tumor Biopsy: I. Choosing the Appropriate Method. Am. J of Orthop. Feb;(2):60-63,2006.,
  • Biermann JS, Aboulafia AJ. Web-based Resources for Orthopaedic Oncology Information. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 459: 192-194. June 2007.,
  • Rougraff BT, Aboulafia A, Biermann JS, Healey J. Biopsy of Soft Tissue Masses: Evidence-based Medicine for the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. .Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res Epub Ahead of Print 2009 Jul 14,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

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Dr. Aboulafia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aboulafia to family and friends
16 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Dr. Aboulafia's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I visited with Dr. Aboulafia and he was super friendly and understanding! He understood my concerns and talked me through my anxiety and my issue was extremely insignificant compared to other patients, but he did not treat me as if it were. Tyler (I believe he was an intern) talked to me first and...more
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Dr. A was my second opinion when my first gave me no option but to amputate a toe. After successful surgery the toe was saved and I have had a speedy recovery. He does not sugar coat but gives honest knowledgeable answers to all your questions. I feel blessed to have found him.
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