Adam Craig Alder, MD $$

Pediatric Surgeon

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Service Chief at Children's Health

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Adam Alder, M.D., is a general and thoracic surgeon at Children’s Health℠. He is an associate professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern, the director of the Center for Pectus and Chest Wall Anomalies and the service chief of Pediatric Surgery for Children's Health Plano. Dr. Alder has special interests in chest wall deformities, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric thoracic surgical care, neonatal and congenital surgical care, endocrine surgical care and minimal access and robotic surgical care.

Dr. Alder graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2002. He trained in general surgery at UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital and completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Adam Alder - Pectus Clinic at Children's Health Plano

Dr. Alder is active in clinical research and has completed the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Scholars Program, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Alder represents Children’s Health to the ATOMAC, a group of Level 1 pediatric trauma centers that conducts clinical studies on pediatric trauma care.

Dr. Alder in an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys fly fishing, camping and cycling. He is also an active volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America.

Education and Training

Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine (2002)
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2009), General Surgery
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2012), Pediatric Surgery
Graduate School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2012)
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery