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Daniel T Altman, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Expertise: Back Pain, Cervical Disc...See all...

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Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Wexford, PA 15090
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Forbes Hospital
2580 Haymaker Rd, Suite 104
Monroeville, PA 15146
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Dr. Daniel Altman is a nationally recognized expert in the field of orthopaedic spine and trauma surgery. He specializes in cervical disc surgery and disc replacement, lumbar disc surgery and spinal stenosis, spinal trauma, metastatic tumors of the spine, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Additionally, Dr. Altman also specializes in the treatment of complex extremity and pelvic fractures.

Dr. Altman received his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College, and graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in Spinal Surgery, after which he served as a Clinical Fellow and Instructor in Orthopaedic Trauma at Harvard Medical School/The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Currently, Dr. Altman is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has served as the Director of Orthopaedic Spine Trauma at Allegheny General Hospital since 2004. He is passionate about education and directs the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at AHN.

Along with his clinical and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Altman has maintained an active interest in research, which has resulted in over 40 publications in professional journals, including The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has authored multiple book chapters and presented at numerous national and international meetings. Currently, his basic science research focuses on orthopaedic biofilms and their effect on bone healing. His clinical research is focused on improving outcomes after spinal and major orthopaedic injuries.

Dr. Altman is a member of numerous medical societies and committees. These include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the North American Spine Society, and the Pan American Trauma Society. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Back Pain
Cervical Disc Herniation
Cervical Herniated Disc
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Stenosis
Disc Problems
Disc Replacement Surgery
Drop Foot
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Fusion
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Stenosis
Neck Pain
Spinal Instability
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Surgery
Spine Conditions
Spine Surgery
Vertebral Fracture


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Recent Patient Comments

"Great experience with Dr. Altman. Love him!! Dr. Altman and [...] have figured out how to help me - So maybe I can have less pain and walk better. So I can play with my grandkids again."

March 13, 2024

"Very insightful"

February 22, 2024

"[...] basically came into the room said everything looks good that was it and out the door The Physician went."

February 05, 2024

"Dr Altman was attentive"

January 21, 2024

"Love Dr Altman. Very pleasant and explained everything"

January 20, 2024

"Dr. Daniel Altman is the best"

December 26, 2023

"Excellent !"

December 19, 2023

"I believe you are blessed to have the drs. in orthopedic care i.e., Altman brothers & [...]"

October 24, 2023

"Dr. Dan Altman is an excellent provider."

October 12, 2023

"Dr Altman was concerned about my problem and took time and care to go over it with me and my daughter. Would definitely recommend him!"

September 19, 2023



Director, Orthopaedic Spine Trauma
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, AGH


Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Allegheny College
Temple University School of Medicine


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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