Frank G. Alberta, M.D.

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Dr. Frank Alberta is well known throughout Northern New Jersey and New England as a sports medicine specialist with expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery.  He has over 18 years of experience treating the most difficult problems in these joints and remains committed to improving his patients’ outcomes through teaching and learning.

Dr. Alberta is an elected member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, a national society with admission based on recommendations of existing members, contributions to the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and a lasting commitment to teaching and research.  He is the recipient of numerous top doctor accolades, including Bergen's Top Doctors, New York Magazine, Jersey's Best and Castle Connolly.

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.  He is also an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Clinical Attending at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School Orthopaedic Residency Program, and he was voted Teacher of the Year in 2015. 

Dr. Alberta is committed to his patients and restoring their active lifestyles.  He has particular interest in shoulder and elbow throwing injuries, shoulder replacement and shoulder and elbow reconstruction. 

Professional Profile

Education
Titles & Certifications
Professional Associations

Education

  • B.S., Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Residency, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA

Titles & Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons/American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Qualification for Sports Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society

Education

  • B.S., Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Residency, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA

Titles & Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons/American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Qualification for Sports Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS:            

Alberta FG, Antonacci CL, and THOMSON JG: What’s new in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Austin, MS and Klein, GR (eds), Recent Advances in Orthopaedics 4, Jaypee Brothers, in press


Antonacci CL, Alberta FG. Medial Epicondyle Fractures (Skeletally Mature) in Sports Related Conditions of the Elbow: A Guide to Successful Return to Play.  Erickson BJ, Romeo AA eds. Slack Incorporated. In press 2020


Alberta FG and Kelly MA: What’s New in Sports Medicine, in Austin, MS and Klein, GR (eds), Recent Advances in Orthopaedics, Jaypee Brothers, April 2014.


Mazzocca AD, Alberta FG, Cole BJ: Diagnostic Arthroscopy, in Miller, M and Cole, BJ (eds), Arthroscopy, 2nd Edition, W.B. Saunders, September, 2004.


Alberta FG, Mazzocca AD, Cole BJ: Arthroscopic Knot Tying, in Miller, M and Cole, BJ (eds), Arthroscopy, 2nd Edition, W.B. Saunders, September, 2004.


Alberta FG, Furey P, Goumas D, and Browner BD: The Emergent Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries, in Townsend, CM (ed), Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery, 16th Edition, W.B. Saunders, Orlando, FL, 2000.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Antonacci C L, Omari A M, Bassora R, Levine H, Seidenstein A, Klein GR, Inzerillo C, Alberta F, Sodha S Success of Various Marketing Strategies for a New-to-the-Area Orthopedic Practice 2021 Sept ; 13(9) 18122-10.7759


Paul RW, Omari A, Fliegel B, Bishop ME, Erickson BJ, Alberta FG. The Effects of COVID-19 on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021;(9):23259671211041360.doi:10.1177/23259671211041359


Antonacci CL, Omari AM, Zafman J, Baig AF, Sommi CP, Medvedev G, Savpoe FH, Sethi PM, Klein GR. Koerner JD, Alberta FG Differences in Patient and Physician Perceptions of Urgency for Musculoskeletal Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Orthopedics. 2021Jul-Aug; 44(4):e534-e538.10.3928/01477447-20210618-13.Epub 2021 Jul 1


Patel MS, Kirsch JM, Gutman MJ, McEntee RM, Alberta F, Ramsey ML, Abboud JA, Namdari S. Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation Correlates with American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Score for Common Elbow Pathology: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jun 25:3635465211024253


Omari AM, Sodha S, Koerner JD, Alberta FG, Levine HB, Seidenstein A, Klein GR Patient Perception of Physician Attire in the Outpatient Setting During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2021 Jun 3: 5(6):e21.00039. 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-21-00039


Alberta FG. CORR Insights®: Differences In Rupture Patterns and Associated Lesions Related to Traumatic Distal Triceps Tendon Rupture Between Outstretched Hand and Direct Injuries. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 Apr 1; 479(4):790-791.


Kamdar PM, Liddy N, Antonacci C, Mandava NK, Delos D, Vadasdi KB, Cunningham JG, Kowalsky MS, Greene R, Alberta FG, Sethi PM Opioid Consumption After Knee Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy.2021 Mar;37(3):919-923.e10. 10.1016/j.artho.2020.10.19.Epub 2020 Nov 20


Kamdar PM, Liddy N, Antonacci C, Mandava NK, Delos D, Vadasdi KB, Cunningham JG, Kowalsky MS, Greene RT, Alberta FG, Sethi PM. Opioid Consumption After Knee Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2020 Nov 19:S0749-8063(20)30849-5.


Christopher L. Antonacci, Oscar Vazquez, Francis G. Alberta,

Complications and readmissions following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with same-day discharge. Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES. ePub ahead of print, July 26, 2020.


Antonacci CL, Cu B, Erickson BJ, Vazquez O, Alberta FG. Complications and Readmissions after Reverse and Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with Same-day Discharge. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: June 4, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print


Kamdar PM, Mandava NK, Narula A, Aastha Narula 2, Pushpendra P, Vasdasdi KB, Greene RT, Alberta FG, Sethi PM: Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2020; 2(2):e77-e81.


Edgington J, Antonacci CL, Alberta FG: Non-operative management of a displaced cartilaginous avulsion fracture of the inferior aspect of the scapula. JSES International, Volume 4, Issue 2, 280 - 286


Alberta F: CORR Insights®: Does nonsurgical treatment improve longitudinal outcomes of lateral epicondylitis over no treatment? A meta-analysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 473(3):1108-10, 2015.


Domb BG, Davis JT, Alberta FG, Mohr KJ, Brooks AG, ElAttrache NS, Yocum LA, Jobe FW: Clinical follow-up of professional baseball players undergoing ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction using the new Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic overhead athlete shoulder and elbow score (KJOC Score). American Journal of Sports Medicine. 38(8):1558-63, 2010


Alberta FG, Bissell S, Mohr K, Browdy J, Yocum LA, ElAttrache NS, and Jobe FW: The Development and Validation of a Functional Assessment Tool for the Upper Extremity in the Overhead Athlete. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 38(5), 2010.


Alberta FG, ElAttrache NS: Diagnosis and Treatment of Distal Biceps Injury and Anterior Elbow Pain in Throwing Athletes.  Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 16(3):118-123, 2008.


Alberta FG, ElAttrache NS, Mihata T, McGarry MH, Tibone JE, and Thay Q Lee:  Arthroscopic Anteroinferior Suture Plication Resulting in Decreased Glenohumeral Translation and External Rotation. Study of A Cadaver Model. Journal of Bone Joint Surgery. 88(A):179-187, 2006.


Alberta FG, Aronow M, Barrero M: Ligamentous Lisfranc Joint Injuries: A Biomechanical Comparison of Dorsal Plate and Trans-Articular Screw Fixation. Foot and Ankle International. 26(6): 462-473, 2005.


Alberta FG, ElAttrache NS, Yocum LA: Acromioclavicular Joint injuries and Treatment in the Overhead Athlete.  Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 12(1):6-8, 2004.


Mazzocca AD, Alberta FG, ElAttrache NS, Romeo AA: Single Incision Technique using an Interference Screw for the Repair of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures.   Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine.  11(1):36-41, 2003.


Alberta FG, Mastella DJ, Browner BD: Trauma Care in the New Millennium.  Surgical Clinics of North America 79(6):1431-1448, 1999.


Billotti J, Meese MA, Alberta FG, and Zimmerman MC: Prospective Clinical Study Evaluating Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction Using the Semitendinosus and the Iliotibial Band; A Two to Five Year Follow-Up. Orthopaedics. 20(2):125-131, 1998.


Weiss S, Zimmerman MC, Harten RD, Alberta FG and Meunier A: The Acoustic and Structural Properties of the Human Femur. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 120:71-76, 1998.


Blacksin MF and Alberta FG: Cervical Vertebral Trauma: Plain Film Approach. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology. 2:5-18, 1998.


Alberta FG: Strength Training vs. “Pumping Iron”. Contemporary Pediatrics.

10:36-52, 1993.

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Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS:            

Alberta FG, Antonacci CL, and THOMSON JG: What’s new in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Austin, MS and Klein, GR (eds), Recent Advances in Orthopaedics 4, Jaypee Brothers, in press


Antonacci CL, Alberta FG. Medial Epicondyle Fractures (Skeletally Mature) in Sports Related Conditions of the Elbow: A Guide to Successful Return to Play.  Erickson BJ, Romeo AA eds. Slack Incorporated. In press 2020


Alberta FG and Kelly MA: What’s New in Sports Medicine, in Austin, MS and Klein, GR (eds), Recent Advances in Orthopaedics, Jaypee Brothers, April 2014.


Mazzocca AD, Alberta FG, Cole BJ: Diagnostic Arthroscopy, in Miller, M and Cole, BJ (eds), Arthroscopy, 2nd Edition, W.B. Saunders, September, 2004.


Alberta FG, Mazzocca AD, Cole BJ: Arthroscopic Knot Tying, in Miller, M and Cole, BJ (eds), Arthroscopy, 2nd Edition, W.B. Saunders, September, 2004.


Alberta FG, Furey P, Goumas D, and Browner BD: The Emergent Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries, in Townsend, CM (ed), Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery, 16th Edition, W.B. Saunders, Orlando, FL, 2000.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Antonacci C L, Omari A M, Bassora R, Levine H, Seidenstein A, Klein GR, Inzerillo C, Alberta F, Sodha S Success of Various Marketing Strategies for a New-to-the-Area Orthopedic Practice 2021 Sept ; 13(9) 18122-10.7759


Paul RW, Omari A, Fliegel B, Bishop ME, Erickson BJ, Alberta FG. The Effects of COVID-19 on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021;(9):23259671211041360.doi:10.1177/23259671211041359


Antonacci CL, Omari AM, Zafman J, Baig AF, Sommi CP, Medvedev G, Savpoe FH, Sethi PM, Klein GR. Koerner JD, Alberta FG Differences in Patient and Physician Perceptions of Urgency for Musculoskeletal Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Orthopedics. 2021Jul-Aug; 44(4):e534-e538.10.3928/01477447-20210618-13.Epub 2021 Jul 1


Patel MS, Kirsch JM, Gutman MJ, McEntee RM, Alberta F, Ramsey ML, Abboud JA, Namdari S. Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation Correlates with American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Score for Common Elbow Pathology: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jun 25:3635465211024253


Omari AM, Sodha S, Koerner JD, Alberta FG, Levine HB, Seidenstein A, Klein GR Patient Perception of Physician Attire in the Outpatient Setting During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2021 Jun 3: 5(6):e21.00039. 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-21-00039


Alberta FG. CORR Insights®: Differences In Rupture Patterns and Associated Lesions Related to Traumatic Distal Triceps Tendon Rupture Between Outstretched Hand and Direct Injuries. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 Apr 1; 479(4):790-791.


Kamdar PM, Liddy N, Antonacci C, Mandava NK, Delos D, Vadasdi KB, Cunningham JG, Kowalsky MS, Greene R, Alberta FG, Sethi PM Opioid Consumption After Knee Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy.2021 Mar;37(3):919-923.e10. 10.1016/j.artho.2020.10.19.Epub 2020 Nov 20


Kamdar PM, Liddy N, Antonacci C, Mandava NK, Delos D, Vadasdi KB, Cunningham JG, Kowalsky MS, Greene RT, Alberta FG, Sethi PM. Opioid Consumption After Knee Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2020 Nov 19:S0749-8063(20)30849-5.


Christopher L. Antonacci, Oscar Vazquez, Francis G. Alberta,

Complications and readmissions following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with same-day discharge. Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES. ePub ahead of print, July 26, 2020.


Antonacci CL, Cu B, Erickson BJ, Vazquez O, Alberta FG. Complications and Readmissions after Reverse and Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with Same-day Discharge. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: June 4, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print


Kamdar PM, Mandava NK, Narula A, Aastha Narula 2, Pushpendra P, Vasdasdi KB, Greene RT, Alberta FG, Sethi PM: Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2020; 2(2):e77-e81.


Edgington J, Antonacci CL, Alberta FG: Non-operative management of a displaced cartilaginous avulsion fracture of the inferior aspect of the scapula. JSES International, Volume 4, Issue 2, 280 - 286


Alberta F: CORR Insights®: Does nonsurgical treatment improve longitudinal outcomes of lateral epicondylitis over no treatment? A meta-analysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 473(3):1108-10, 2015.


Domb BG, Davis JT, Alberta FG, Mohr KJ, Brooks AG, ElAttrache NS, Yocum LA, Jobe FW: Clinical follow-up of professional baseball players undergoing ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction using the new Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic overhead athlete shoulder and elbow score (KJOC Score). American Journal of Sports Medicine. 38(8):1558-63, 2010


Alberta FG, Bissell S, Mohr K, Browdy J, Yocum LA, ElAttrache NS, and Jobe FW: The Development and Validation of a Functional Assessment Tool for the Upper Extremity in the Overhead Athlete. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 38(5), 2010.


Alberta FG, ElAttrache NS: Diagnosis and Treatment of Distal Biceps Injury and Anterior Elbow Pain in Throwing Athletes.  Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 16(3):118-123, 2008.


Alberta FG, ElAttrache NS, Mihata T, McGarry MH, Tibone JE, and Thay Q Lee:  Arthroscopic Anteroinferior Suture Plication Resulting in Decreased Glenohumeral Translation and External Rotation. Study of A Cadaver Model. Journal of Bone Joint Surgery. 88(A):179-187, 2006.


Alberta FG, Aronow M, Barrero M: Ligamentous Lisfranc Joint Injuries: A Biomechanical Comparison of Dorsal Plate and Trans-Articular Screw Fixation. Foot and Ankle International. 26(6): 462-473, 2005.


Alberta FG, ElAttrache NS, Yocum LA: Acromioclavicular Joint injuries and Treatment in the Overhead Athlete.  Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 12(1):6-8, 2004.


Mazzocca AD, Alberta FG, ElAttrache NS, Romeo AA: Single Incision Technique using an Interference Screw for the Repair of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures.   Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine.  11(1):36-41, 2003.


Alberta FG, Mastella DJ, Browner BD: Trauma Care in the New Millennium.  Surgical Clinics of North America 79(6):1431-1448, 1999.


Billotti J, Meese MA, Alberta FG, and Zimmerman MC: Prospective Clinical Study Evaluating Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction Using the Semitendinosus and the Iliotibial Band; A Two to Five Year Follow-Up. Orthopaedics. 20(2):125-131, 1998.


Weiss S, Zimmerman MC, Harten RD, Alberta FG and Meunier A: The Acoustic and Structural Properties of the Human Femur. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 120:71-76, 1998.


Blacksin MF and Alberta FG: Cervical Vertebral Trauma: Plain Film Approach. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology. 2:5-18, 1998.


Alberta FG: Strength Training vs. “Pumping Iron”. Contemporary Pediatrics.

10:36-52, 1993.

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