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, elbow and knee surgery.  He has over 14 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 a Clinical attending for the Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School Orthopaedic Residency Program and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2015.  He is also an Assistant Professor at Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and a member of the faculty as well.

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. 

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Professional Profile

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

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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.

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 Millenium.  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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