Areas of Expertise:
Benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, Complex trauma/pediatric fractures, Leg length discrepancy/angular deformities, Limb salvage surgery, Sarcomas, Limb deformity
Locations: Main Hospital; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia
Appointments, Referrals and Video Visits: 215-590-1527
Alexandre Arkader, MD, is a board-certified attending surgeon who specializes in treating children with bone tumors. He works with the Division of Orthopaedics and the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Arkader is one of a handful of surgeons in the country with formal training in both pediatric orthopaedics and orthopaedic oncology. Additionally, he has a special interest in treating complex limb deformities, expertise in external fixation methods and other minimally invasive techniques for limb preservation and correction.
Dr. Arkader comes to CHOP after eight years at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck School of Medicine of USC. At CHLA, Dr. Arkader served as the Director of the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor program, the largest multidisciplinary program for children with bone and soft tissue tumors on the West Coast. Dr. Arkader also served as the Director of the Orthopedic Trauma Program, and Director of the International Fellowship at the Children’s Orthopedic Center at CHLA.
Dr. Arkader earned his medical degree from F.T.E. Souza Marques in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He completed an internship in international medicine at the Hospital Santa Casa de Misericordia, and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital de Traumatologia-Ortopedia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 2003, Dr. Arkader came to the United States to further his professional training. He completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a second fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.
Dr. Arkader has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and served as a national authority for numerous textbook chapters on pediatric musculoskeletal tumors. He is an active reviewer for several medical journals. Dr. Arkader is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Children's Oncology Group, and other national and international professional organizations.
Education and Training
MD - Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Internal Medicine - Hospital Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital de Traumatologia-Ortopedia (National Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology - Federal Research Institute), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pediatric Orthopaedics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Musculoskeletal Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryBrazilian Board of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Titles and Academic Titles
- Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
- Bone Metastasis
- Unicameral Bone Cyst
- Calcaneovalgus Foot
- Cavus Foot
- Chondromyxoid Fibroma
- Congenital Short Femur
- Congenital Vertical Talus
- Ewing Sarcoma
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Flat Feet
Departments and Services
Arkader A, Heffernan MJ. Management Protocol For Shaft Femur Fractures in Preschool Age Children: Do We Need to Rethink? J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Heffernan MJ, Arkader A. Comments on Minimum of 2 Years Instead of Reporting Results at the Conclusion of Treatment (Hefferman et al, "Treatment of Femur Fractures in Young Children: A Multicenter Comparison of Flexible Intramedullary Nails to Spica Casting in Young Children Aged 2 to 6 Years." J Pediatr Orthop. 2015;35(2):126-129. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Arkader A, Woon RP, Gilsanz V. Can Subclinical Rickets Cause SCFE? A Prospective, Pilot Study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct-Nov;35(7):e72-5. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000562.
Kamath S, Arkader A, Jubran RF. Outcomes of children younger than 24 months with langerhans cell histiocytosis and bone involvement: a report from a single institution. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Dec;34(8):825-30. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000218.
Basmajian HG, Choi PD, Huh K, Sankar WN, Wells L, Arkader A. Radial neck fractures in children: experience from two level-1 trauma centers. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2014 Jul;23(4):369-74. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000057.
Joiner ER, Skaggs DL, Arkader A, Andras LM, Lightdale-Miric NR, Pace JL, Ryan DD. Iatrogenic nerve injuries in the treatment of supracondylar humerus fractures: are we really just missing nerve injuries on preoperative examination? J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jun;34(4):388-92. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000171.
Franklin CC, Wren T, Ferkel E, Arkader A. Predictors of conversion from conservative to operative treatment of pediatric forearm fractures. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2014 Mar;23(2):150-4. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000018.
Heffernan, M; Gordon, E; Sabatini, CS; Arkader, A. Treatment of Diaphyseal Femur Fractures in Children Ages 2-5 Years: Flexible Nails versus Spica Cast J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Levin, DE; Speer, AL; Giuliani, S; Panossian, A; Arkader, A; Femino, JD; Tolo, V; Stanley, P; Anselmo, DM. Extremity Amputations for Vascular Anomalies: A Single-Center Experience Over 10 Years. Curr Orthop Practice. November/December 2013. Vol 24:6(653-58).
Williams, AK; Arkader, A. Approach to pathologic fractures in children. Curr Orthop Practice. May/June 2013, Vol 24:3(260-66).
Rommer, E; Anselmo, DA; Stanley, P; Arkader, A; Panossian, A. Vascular anomalies of the extremities. Curr Orthop Practice. May/June 2013, Vol 24:3(244-52).
Kotecha R, Venkatramani R, Jubran RF, Arkader A, Olch AJ, Wong K. Clinical Outcomes of Radiation Therapy in the Management of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Mar 4.
De Mattos CB, Angsanuntsukh C, Arkader A, Dormans JP. Chondroblastoma and chondromyxoid fibroma. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Apr;21(4):225-33.
Arkader, A; Skaggs, DL. Physeal Injuries In: Green’s Skeletal Trauma. In Children, Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 5th edition (editors: Mencio, GA; Swiontkowski, MF), chapter 2, pages 16-43, 2014.
Arkader, A; Gebhardt, M; Dormans, JP. Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumors. In: Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 7th edition (editors: Weinstein, SL; Flynn, JM), chapter 13, pages 426-483, 2014.
Arkader, A; Dormans, JP. Pathologic Fractures Associated with Tumors and Unique Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System. In: Rockwood and Wilkins’ Fractures in Children, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 7th edition (editors: Skaggs, D; Flynn, JM), chapter 6, pages 120-191, 2013.
Arkader, A; Dormans, JP. Cervical Spine Tumors and Infections in Children. In: The Cervical Spine, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 5th edition (editor: Benzel, EC), chapter 35, 2012.
Wong, AL; Arkader, A. Osteosarcoma. In: Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5 Minute Consult in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (section editor: Wang, VJ), pages 690-91, 2012.
Arkader, A; Dormans, JP. Treatment of benign bone cysts. In: Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery (section editor: Flynn, JM), 2010.
Arkader, A; Dormans, JP. Pathologic Fractures Associated with Tumors and Unique Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System. In: Rockwood and Wilkins’ Fractures in Children, 6th edition (editors: Skaggs, D; Flynn, JM), chapter 6, pages 120-191, 2010.
Arkader, A; Dormans, JP. Tumors. In: Drennan’s The Child’s Foot and Ankle, 2nd edition (editors: McCarthy, JJ; and Drennan, JC); Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, chapter 27, pages 422-431, 2009.
Arkader, A; Dormans, JP. Malignant and Metastatic Tumors of the Spine. In: Surgery of the Pediatric Spine (editors: Kim, Betz, Huhn, Newton); 1st Ed., chapter 25, p.320-33; Thieme, New York, 2008.
Arkader, A; Dormans, JP. Benign Primary Tumors of the Spine. In: Surgery of the Pediatric Spine (editors: Kim, Betz, Huhn, Newton); 1st Ed., chapter 24, p.306-19; Thieme, New York, 2008.
Posters and Presentations
Joiner, ERA; Skaggs, DL; Arkader, A; Andras, LM; Lightdale-Mirix, NR; Pace, JL; Ryan, DD. Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries in the treatment of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Are We Really Just Missing Nerve Injuries on Preoperative Examination? E-Poster #83 presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America meeting, Los Angeles, May, 2014.
Joiner, ERA; Ibrahim, D; Stanley, P; Descalzi, JF; Femino, JD; Arkader, A. CT-Guided Radiofrequency Thermoablation in the Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma in Children. Podium #108 presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America annual meeting, Los Angeles, May, 2014.
Arkader, A; Ibrahim, D. Delayed Peroneal Nerve Palsy following Limb Salvage for Primary Bone Sarcoma Around the Knee. Podium #19 presented at the International Federation of Pediatric Orthopedic Societies Meeting at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2013.
Arkader, A; Woon, RP; Gilsanz, V. Can Sub-clinical Rickets Cause SCFE? A Prospective, Pilot Study. Podium #116 presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2013.
Invited Faculty at the International Pediatric Orthopedics Symposium (AAOS/IPOS), Orlando, FL, November 27th 2014.
International faculty at the 3rd Combined SLAOTI/POSNA/EPOS meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2-5, 2013.
Invited Faculty at the AAOS/ POSNA Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: From the ER to the OR- Essentials for the Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon course, San Diego, CA, September 27-28, 2013.
Invited Faculty at the 13th Annual AAOS/OTA Orthopaedic Trauma Update course, La Jolla, CA, April 25-27, 2013.
Awards and Honors
2011-2014, Best Doctors award
2010, Biomet POSNA Traveling Fellowship to Europe
2009-2014, Top Docs award from Pasadena Magazine
2009, Best poster, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
Editorial and Academic Positions
2013, Current Orthopaedic Practice, Editor
2010-present, Journal Bone Joint Surgery, reviewer
2009-present, Pediatric Radiology, reviewer
2009-present, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, reviewer
2008-present, Current Orthopaedic Practice, reviewer
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2011-present, Sociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Traumatología
2009-present, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Ortopedia y Traumatologia Infantil
2002-present, Brazilian Pediatric Orthopaedic Society
2002-present, Brazilian Trauma Society
2002-present, Brazilian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society
1999-present, Brazilian Medical Association
2012-present, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
2010-present, Children’s Oncology Group
2009-present, Connective Tissue Oncology Society
2009-present, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2008-present, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
- 2014-present, Educational Courses Committee
- 2012-present, COUR Committee
2008-present, Multiple Hereditary Research Foundation
2007-present, Health Volunteers Overseas/ Orthopaedic Overseas
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