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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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Federal North Medical Office Building (Primary)
1307 Federal St, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion
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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


December 15, 2022

"I have recommended Dr. Altman and his office to others."

October 16, 2022

"Dr Altman was very friendly and listened intently when I explained how I ended up seeing him. Really liked him and his associate very much . They were excellent in explaining my condition and actually had a nice conversation with me. I felt very hopeful about my condition after my visit."

October 11, 2022

"Going good"

October 09, 2022

"Although this doctor and I agreed to a conservative non-surgical treatment plan, he voluntarily provided the name of a neurosurgeon in the AHN system for a second medical opinion. I didn't even have to ask and I greatly appreciate his concern and care."

September 14, 2022

"Seemed rushed."

August 24, 2022

"First visit - really impressed."

August 19, 2022

"Well informed"

August 16, 2022

"My visits are always good"

August 03, 2022


June 15, 2022



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


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Temple University School of Medicine


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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