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 experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Alberta's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Arthritis of the Elbow
Broken Shoulder Blade
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pediatric Sports Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Upper Extremity Fracture
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New Jersey.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Seton Hall University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School | Graduated 1997
John Dempsey Hospitaluconn Health Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
John Dempsey Hospitaluconn Health Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Alberta has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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