Alexander Aleem, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Aleem has clinical interests in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow instability, shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete, biceps tendon injuries, frozen shoulder and arthritis of the shoulder and elbow. Additional interests include acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries, and fractures of the shoulder and elbow. 

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Biceps tendon injuries
  • Elbow instability
  • Fractures of the shoulder and elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Injuries in the throwing athlete
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder and elbow arthritis
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tendon and ligament injuries in the shoulder and elbow

Common Procedures

  • Arthroscopic labral repair
  • Arthroscopy of the elbow
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Fracture fixation in shoulder and elbow
  • Reconstruction of tendon and ligament injuries in the shoulder and elbow
  • Reconstruction of the acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints
  • Total and reverse shoulder replacement
  • Total elbow replacement

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

    5201 Midamerica Plaza

    St. Louis, MO 63129

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • Aleem A, Clohisy JC, Steger-May, Kamath G, Wright RW. “Total Knee Arthroplasty: factors associated with patient compliance with follow-up.” J Surg Orthop Adv. 2011 Fall;20(3):182-7. PMID: 22214143
  • Aleem, AW, Brophy RH. “Outcomes of Rotator Cuff Surgery: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?” Clin Sports Med. 2012 Oct;31(4):665-74. PMID: 23040552
  • Aleem AW, Wall LB, Manske MC, Calhoun V, Goldfarb CA. “The Transverse Bone in Cleft Hand: A Case Cohort Analysis of Outcome after Surgical Reconstruction.” J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Feb;39(2): 226-36. PMID: 24359797
  • Aleem AW, Galatz LG. “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Proximal Humerus Fractures.” Semin Arthoplasty. 2014 Mar;25(1):22-27.
  • Aleem AW, Krouge J, Calfee R. “Outcomes of Revision Surgical Treatment of the Ulnar Nerve for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.” J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Nov;39(11):2141-9. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.07.013. Epub 2014 Aug 29. PMID: 25169417
  • Aleem AW, Thuet ED, Padberg AM, Wallendrof MJ, Luhmann SJ. “Spinal Cord Monitoring Data in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Patients with Spinal Cord Pathology.” Spine Deformity. 2015 Jan;3(1): 88-94. doi:10.1016/j.jspd.2014.06.011
  • Krogue JD, Aleem AW, Osei DA, Goldfarb CA, Calfee RP. “Predictors of Surgical Revision After In-Situ Decompression of the Ulnar Nerve.” J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Apr;24(4):634-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.12.015. Epub 2015 Feb 3. PMID: 25660241
  • Aleem AW, Gregory JM, Yamaguchi K, Galatz LM. “Transverse Ulna Osteotomy for Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Outcomes.” Accepted for publication in Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
  • Aleem AW, Syed U, Wascher J, Close K, Zoga AC, Abboud JA, Cohen Steven. “Functional Outcomes Following Bilateral Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair.” Accepted for publication in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes research on shoulder replacement surgery, biomechanics of shoulder replacements, and long-term clinical outcomes of rotator cuff repair. Additional research interests include development of new implant designs and value-based research in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Clinical Interests

Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow instability, shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete, biceps tendon injuries, frozen shoulder and arthritis of the shoulder and elbow. Additional interests include acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries, and fractures of the shoulder and elbow.

Background

Dr. Aleem received his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he served as an Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Aleem then went on to complete fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery at The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

Medical Degree

  • Washington University School of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Fellowship

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2014-2015, Administrative Chief Resident at Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2014, AOA Resident Leadership Forum
  • 2009, Senior Alpha Omega Alpha at Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2006, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honors Society)
  • 2006, Alpha Eta Mu Beta (Biomedical Engineering Honors Society)
  • 2003, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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Dr. Aleem’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63129

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