Dr. Francis G. Alberta, MD

Dr. Francis G. Alberta, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 44 years old

Dr. Frank Alberta is well known throughout New Jersey and New England as a sports medicine specialist with expertise in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. He has over 11 years of experience treating the most difficult problems in these joints. He remains committed to improving his patients' outcomes through teaching and learning. He was the first surgeon in New Jersey to routinely collect data on his outcomes and to study it. Dr. Alberta is an elected member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, a national society with admission based on recommendations of exisiting members, contributions to the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and a lasting commitment to teaching and learning. Dr. Alberta is one of only 3 members of the ASES who practice in New Jersey. Recognition by your peers is one of the most flattering forms of praise, and Dr. Alberta has received multiple awards from other medical professionals. He is a multiple winner of the Jersey Choice Top Doctors recognition in NJ Monthly. He has also been featured in New York Magazine's Best Doctors 2014 and Inside Jersey Magazine's Top Doctors. He was also selected as a Nurses' Choice Top Doctor in his field in NJ Monthly magazine. Patients have recognized him as a Vitals Patients' Choice award winner for 6 straight years, as well as Compassionate Doctor Certification for the last 5 years. Dr. Alberta has written several textbook chapters on subjects including advanced shoulder arthroscopy techniques, the latest techniques and advances in sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma. He has published numerous journal articles through research into shoulder and elbow biomechanics, throwing injuries in athletes, strength training, advances in surgical techniques, and other sports injuries. His current research projects involve advances in the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability, evaluation of throwing athletes following shoulder arthroscopy, elbow biomechanics, and surgical outcomes in overhead athletes. His work was featured in a Video Journal of Orthopaedics teaching video. He has been featured on Fox News for the Fox and Friends morning show on topics such as Preventing Injuries in Teenage Athletes and Injuries in the Golden Age Athlete. In 2002, Dr. Alberta was selected to continue his training at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. This sports medicine fellowship is consistently one of the most sought after positions in the country. During his training in L.A., Dr. Alberta participated in the care of many professional teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, Sparks, Kings, Galaxy, and Avengers, the Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks, and USC and Loyola Marymount University athletics. Dr. Alberta shares his expertise as a surgical instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and for Arthrex, Inc., the leading provider of arthroscopic and sports medicine instruments and implants. He is an integral part of the Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School Orthopaedic Residency Program where he helps to educate the next generation of surgeons. Dr. Alberta maintains privileges at Hackensack University Medical Center, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, and Metropolitan Surgical Center. He is a member of the following professional societies: New England Shoulder and Elbow Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Arthroscopy Association of North America Read more

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266 Harristown Rd Ste 100
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Dr. Alberta did not see my child before and after surgery in the hospital. The discharge instruction said he would be calling that night and never did. All questions after surgery had to be answered by his nurse practitioner. All follow up visits after surgery were performed by nurse practitioner ONLY. Doctor only saw my child for the visit where he recommended surgery. I had high expectations prior to surgery, however was very disappointed with Dr. Alberta's patient contact and follow up.
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Dr. Frank Alberta is well known throughout New Jersey and New England as a sports medicine specialist with expertise in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery.  He has over 11 years of experience treating the most difficult problems in these joints. He remains committed to improving his patients' outcomes through teaching and learning.  He was the first surgeon in New Jersey to routinely collect data on his outcomes and to study it. Dr. Alberta is an elected member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, a national society with admission based on recommendations of exisiting members, contributions to the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and a lasting commitment to teaching and learning.  Dr. Alberta is one of only 3 members of the ASES who practice in New Jersey.

Recognition by your peers is one of the most flattering forms of praise, and Dr. Alberta has received multiple awards from other medical professionals.  He is a multiple winner of the Jersey Choice Top Doctors recognition in NJ Monthly.  He has also been featured in New York Magazine's Best Doctors 2014 and Inside Jersey Magazine's Top Doctors.  He was also selected as a Nurses' Choice Top Doctor in his field in NJ Monthly magazine.  Patients have recognized him as a Vitals Patients' Choice award winner for 6 straight years, as well as Compassionate Doctor Certification for the last 5 years.

Dr. Alberta has written several textbook chapters on subjects including advanced shoulder arthroscopy techniques, the latest techniques and advances in sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma. He has published numerous journal articles through research into shoulder and elbow biomechanics, throwing injuries in athletes, strength training, advances in surgical techniques, and other sports injuries.  His current research projects involve advances in the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability, evaluation of throwing athletes following shoulder arthroscopy, elbow biomechanics, and surgical outcomes in overhead athletes. His work was featured in a Video Journal of Orthopaedics teaching video. He has been featured on Fox News for the Fox and Friends morning show on topics such as Preventing Injuries in Teenage Athletes and Injuries in the Golden Age Athlete.

In 2002, Dr. Alberta was selected to continue his training at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. This sports medicine fellowship is consistently one of the most sought after positions in the country. During his training in L.A., Dr. Alberta participated in the care of many professional teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, Sparks, Kings, Galaxy, and Avengers, the Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks, and USC and Loyola Marymount University athletics. Dr. Alberta shares his expertise as a surgical instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and for Arthrex, Inc., the leading provider of arthroscopic and sports medicine instruments and implants. He is an integral part of the Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School Orthopaedic Residency Program where he helps to educate the next generation of surgeons.  Dr. Alberta maintains privileges at Hackensack University Medical Center, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, and Metropolitan Surgical Center. He is a member of the following professional societies:

  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Dr. Alberta's Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Dr. Alberta's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Knee Disorders
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Upper Extremity Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    John Dempsey Hospitaluconn Health Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    John Dempsey Hospitaluconn Health Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Seton Hall University

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment