$$ Adam Craig Alder, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Portrait of Dr. Adam Alder, pediatric surgeon and Director of the Center for Pectus and Chest Wall Anomalies
Board Certification American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
Languages Spoken: English,


Adam Alder, M.D., is a surgeon at Children’s Health℠ with interests in pediatric and neonatal surgery. He is Director of the Center for Pectus and Chest Wall Anomalies and Chief of Pediatric Surgery for Children's Health Plano campus.

Dr. Alder graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2002. He trained in general surgery at UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital. After a year with a private-practice acute surgery and trauma group, he began and then completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children's Medical Center and UT Southwestern.

Dr. Alder has been active in research and has completed the Clinical and Translational Science Award's Clinical Scholars Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health. 

Education and Training

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)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Appendicitis
  • Center for Advanced Research in Surgery
  • Clinical Trials and Patient Oriented Research
  • National Surgical Quality Improvement Program - Ped
  • Pediatric Endocrine and Thyroid Conditions
  • Pediatric Solid Tumors
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Trauma

Selected Publications

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Surgical Section (2014)
  • Association of Academic Surgery (2013)
  • American Pediatric Surgery Society (2012)
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (2012)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2012)
  • Texas Medical Association (2012)
  • American College of Surgeons (2009)