Amy K. Alderman, MD, MPH, FACS – Atlanta & Alpharetta Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgery from a Woman’s Perspective

“Who says talking to your plastic surgeon can’t be like talking to your best friend?”

You will love Dr. Alderman the moment you meet her!  It will be like talking to your best friend.  She takes the time to fully understand your concerns and develop a treatment plan that fits your home and work demands. Each plan is individually tailored to patients’ needs and lifestyles and is aimed at enhancing her patients’ natural beauty and restoring their confidence.  She understands that patients may vary in their cosmetic desires depending on their stage of life. For example, a young high school student may feel uncomfortable about an overly large breast size; a college senior may feel that her breasts are disproportionately small compared to her body frame; a mom may feel deflated in her breasts and frustrated in the appearance of her abdomen despite significant efforts at the gym; the professional woman may want a subtle change that does not draw attention in the workplace; and the more mature patient may desire very natural facial rejuvenation that does not result in a drastic change in her appearance. 

Atlanta's Dr. Alderman in white coat holding computer tablet

Her male patients have different desires. They want to maintain a masculine physique and youthful appearance. Many male patients work in competitive environments and want to keep a youthful appearance and age gracefully. Often, male patients are not ‘in love’ with their ‘love handles’ that are resistant to diet and exercise and desire re-contouring to create a masculine midsection that reflects their active lifestyle. In addition, patients undergoing divorce or separation can experience a loss of confidence on many personal levels, and cosmetic surgery can often give them a boost of confidence for the next stage of their life. Dr. Alderman spends a significant amount of time listening to her patients so that she can understand each patient’s personal and social situation, desires and concerns so that the most individualized surgical plan can be formulated. Not surprisingly, she has been awarded Jezebel’s Best Plastic Surgeon of Atlanta, Best Body Contouring Surgeon of Atlanta, Best Mommy Makeover of Atlanta, Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in Georgia for Patient Satisfaction, and Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award. 

About Dr. Alderman – Atlanta & Alpharetta Plastic Surgeon

But bedside manner is just part of the equation. Dr. Alderman is also dedicated to superior results that enhance a patient’s natural beauty. She is meticulous with her surgical practices and always aims to deliver the most up-to-date techniques in the safest manner. Her desire to provide the best surgical result drove her to become involved on the national level in surgical education. She has given over 200 lectures at national plastic surgery meetings, focusing on both surgical technique and patient safety.  She is also highly respected by her surgical colleagues and has been given the opportunity to co-chair Aesthetica, an aesthetic meeting sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgery and one of the largest aesthetic meetings in the U.S. She is often asked why she takes time away from her family to participate in these educational opportunities. And her answer is always the same:  it makes her a better surgeon. She has no desire for complacency. Educating colleagues and sharing ideas pushes her to be at the forefront of surgical technique, allowing her to provide the most advanced procedures in the safest manner. 

Dr. Amy Alderman consulting with a couple in her Atlanta office

Dr. Alderman’s Background: A Passion for Patient Care

Dr. Amy Alderman grew up with her mother in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and her father is a produce farmer in Florida. Medicine was not part of the family tradition. However, at a very young age, Dr. Alderman was exposed to doctors and the hospital; her grandmother lived with the family and required extensive care. At the age of 12, Dr. Alderman knew that medicine was her calling. She wanted to devote her life to helping others.  At 16 years of age, her best friend’s father was a plastic surgeon and let her follow him to work one day and observe surgery. That day will forever be in her memory. Her path was set. She went to Birmingham-Southern College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and Academic All-American in tennis. She went on to graduate valedictorian of her medical school class at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine and received early membership into the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. She graduated with top honors in clinical rotations, including surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and psychiatry.

Dr. Alderman was one of just two applicants accepted into the University of Michigan, which was only one of three accredited integrated plastic surgery residencies in the U.S. at that time.  During her training, she was accepted into the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship where she received training in health services research and earned a Masters in Public Health.  This additional training gave Dr. Alderman the background to incorporate surgical outcomes research and patient safety initiatives into her surgical practice.  At the time of graduation, she had received the honor of being the chief administrative resident for her program, had received six research awards, and was presented the University of Michigan Crudup Award, which is given to the surgical resident that demonstrated the most outstanding research during training.

After graduation, Dr. Alderman was invited to join the teaching staff at the University of Michigan, which has one of the largest and most prestigious plastic surgery training programs in the U.S.  She was promoted to tenured Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery and served as the Director of the Cosmetic Center for Plastic Surgery.  During her six years on staff at the University of Michigan, Dr. Alderman’s clinical practice focused on breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.  Her clinical research was dedicated to improving women’s access to reconstructive breast surgery, improving surgical outcomes, and patient safety.  In 2014, Dr. Alderman’s research efforts were recognized by the Plastic Surgery Foundation, when she received the national award for Outstanding Achievement in Plastic Surgery Research.

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Dr. Alderman moved to Atlanta, GA in 2010 in order to be closer to family and spend more time with her two children. However, she continues to be an active contributor to her specialty. Dr. Alderman has been recognized by her colleagues as a leader in cosmetic and breast surgery and is asked frequently to give lectures and be the chairperson for national educational meetings, including instructional courses and ‘live surgery’ on breast augmentation. She has given over 200 presentations, has published over 75 articles, and has contributed to more than 10 textbooks. In addition, she is an oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, past president of the University of Michigan Plastic Surgery Alumni Association, past treasurer and vice president of the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons and has been on the board of the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers and the National Breast Implant Registry. Most recently, she has been elected as a Director to the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is one of the greatest professional honors awarded to a plastic surgeon.

Dr. Alderman is a board-certified plastic surgeon, mother of two children, and active member of her professional community. In the Spring of 2018, she started North Atlanta Plastic Surgery with Dr. Aida Joiner. Absolutely nothing gives her more satisfaction than getting to know a patient, delivering state-of-the-art surgical procedures, and watching how a patient’s quality of life can dramatically change with cosmetic surgery.

Atlanta surgeon Amy Alderman, MD reviewing degrees of breast ptosis

Dr. Alderman's Honors/Awards

            Phi Beta Kappa

            Summa Cum Laude

            Omicron Delta Kappa

            Academic All-American

            Mortar Board

1996:   Hugh J. Dempsey Memorial Award (Valedictorian)

1996:   The Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence (Highest academic performance in the clinical clerkships)

1996:   Outstanding Academic Performance in the following clinical clerkships: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine

1995:   Alpha Omega Alpha

1994:   Pathology Honor Society of the Association of Pathology Chairmen

1998:   Clinical Research Award, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons

2001:   Resident Research Award for Clinical Science, University of Michigan Plastic Surgery

2002:   Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scientific Essay Contest, First Place in the Clinical Science-Junior Category

2003:   Resident Research Award for Clinical Science, University of Michigan Plastic Surgery

2003:   Chief Administrative Resident for Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan

2004:   PSEF Senior Residents Conference Best Hand Paper Award

2004:   Resident Research Award for Clinical Science, University of Michigan Plastic Surgery

2004:   Crudup Award, University of Michigan (Awarded to the Chief Resident in the Department of Surgery who has demonstrated the most outstanding accomplishments in research during residency training)

2009:   Making a Difference Award, University of Michigan

2011:   Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professor

2012:   Jezebel Best Body Contouring Surgeon of Atlanta

2013:   Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

2014:   Plastic Surgery Foundation Outstanding Achievement in Plastic Surgery Research Award

2016:  Atlanta’s Women of Power and Influence Award

2018-2020:  American Institute of Plastic Surgeons 10 Best in Patient Satisfaction

2019:  Atlantan’s Luxe Winner for Best Mommy Makeover

2019-2020:  Atlantan’s Best Plastic Surgeon

2011-2012:    Partnership against Domestic Violence (PADV)

2012-2017:   National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer

2012-2014:   President, Dingman Society of Plastic Surgeons

2013-2014:   Treasurer, Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery

2015:   Vice President, Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery

2012- current:   Surgical Editor, Cochrane Breast Cancer Group

2012-current:   Oral Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery

2012:   Subject Matter Expert for the FDA’s ALCL Implant PROFILE Study

2012:   Subject Matter Expert for ASPS initiative for U.S. National Breast Implant Registry

2015-2019:   Co-chair, Body Section, ASPS Aesthetica Meeting

2015-2017:   ASPS Representative on the PSF National Breast Implant Registry

2015-2016:   AAPS Awards Committee

2016-2019:   Co-Chairperson for Aesthetica, the national cosmetic meeting sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

2009, 2018:   ASPS Nominating Committee

2020:  Director, American Board of Plastic Surgeons

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

American Board of Plastic Surgery, Active Member

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dingman Society at the University of Michigan

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American Association of Plastic Surgeons

Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons

Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

2010 – Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)

2010 — Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons

2009 – University of Michigan Cancer Center Breast Oncology Program

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Dr. Alderman's Publications

Completed Publications in Scientific Journals

1. Willis, C, Alderman, AK, Lewis, D. Anatomic anomalies and the carpal tunnel syndrome, a review. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 1999, 3: 99-104.

2. Alderman, AK, Wilkins, E, Lowery, J, et al. Determinants of patient satisfaction in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2000,106:769-776.

3. Alderman, AK, Chung, K, DeMonner, S., Spilson, S., Hayward, R. Large area variations in the surgical management of the rheumatoid hand. Surgical Forum 2001; LII:479-481.

4. Chung, KC, Alderman, AK. Replantation of the Upper Extremity: Indications and Outcomes. Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2002, 2:78-94.

5. Alderman, AK, Wilkins, E, Kim, M, Lowery, J. Complications in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: two year results of the Michigan breast reconstruction outcome study. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2002, 109:2265-2274.

6. Alderman, AK, Chung, KC, DeMonner, S, Spilson, SV, Hayward, RA. The rheumatoid hand: A predictable disease with unpredictable surgical practice patterns. Arthritis Care & Research 2002, 47:537-542.

7. Alderman, AK, Chung, K, Kim, H, Fox, D, Ubel, P. Effectiveness of Rheumatoid Hand Surgery: Contrasting Perceptions of Hand Surgeons & Rheumatologists. Journal of Hand Surgery 2003, 28A:3-11.

8. Alderman, AK, McMahon, L, Wilkins, EG. The national utilization of immediate and early delayed breast reconstruction & the impact of sociodemographic factors. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003, 11:695-703.

9. Alderman, AK, Kim, HM, Kotosis, SV, Chung, KC. Upper Extremity Sarcomas in the United States: Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Database, 1973-1998. The Journal of Hand Surgery 2003, 28A:511-518.

10. Alderman, AK, Ubel, P, Kim, H, Fox, D, Chung, K. Surgical Management of the Rheumatoid Hand: Consensus & Controversy among Rheumatologists & Hand Surgeons. The Journal of Rheumatology 2003, 30:1464-1472.

11. Alderman, A., Wei, Y., Birkmeyer, J.D. Use of Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy following the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. JAMA 2006, 295:387-388.

12. Alderman, A.K., Kuzon, W.M., Wilkins, E.G. A Two-Year Prospective Analysis of Trunk Function in TRAM Breast Reconstructions. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 117(7):2131-2138, June 2006.

13. Choi, J., Alderman, A.K., Newman, L. Aesthetic and Reconstruction Considerations in Oncologic Breast Surgery. J American College of Surgeons. June 2006 (Vol. 202, Issue 6, Pages 943-952).

14. Alderman, AK, Arora, A, Kuhn, L, Wei, Y, Chung, KC. An Analysis of Women and Men’s Surgical Priorities and Willingness to have Rheumatoid Hand Surgery. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2006, 31:1447-1453.

15. Alderman, AK, Kuhn, L, Lowery, JC, Wilkins, EG. Does Patient Satisfaction with Breast Reconstruction Change Over Time? Two-Year Results of the Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcomes Study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2007, 204(1):7-12.

16. Waljee, JF, Rogers, MAM, Alderman, AK. Decision Aids and Breast Cancer: Do They Influence Choice for Surgery and Knowledge of Treatment Options? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2007, 25:1067-1073.

17. Alderman, AK, Hawley, S, Waljee, JF, Morrow, M, Katz, SJ. Correlates of Referral Practices of General Surgeons to Plastic Surgeons for Mastectomy Reconstruction. Cancer, 2007, 109:1715-1720.

18. Waljee, JF, Hawley, S, Alderman, AK, Morrow, M, Katz, SJ. Patient Satisfaction with Treatment of Breast Cancer: Does Surgeon Specialization Matter? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2007, 25 (24):3694-3698.

19. Alderman, AK, Hu, E, Atisha, D, Wilkins, EG. Surgical Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction: Comparison of Autogenous Tissue and Expander/Implant Techniques. Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2007, 7:385-391.

20. Alderman, AK, Storey, AF, Chung, KC. Financial Impact of Emergency Hand Trauma on the Health Care System. J Am Col Surgeons, 2008, 206:233-238.

21. Waljee, JF, Hu, E, Newman, L, Alderman, AK. Predictors of Breast Asymmetry after Breast Conserving Operation for Breast Cancer. J Am Col Surgeons, 2008, 206:274-280.

22. Alderman, AK, Hawley, ST, Waljee, JA, Mujahid, M, Morrow, M, Katz, SJ. Understanding the Impact of Breast Reconstruction on the Surgical Decision-Making Process for Breast Cancer. Cancer, 2008, 112:489-494.

23. Brockhurst, AC, Alderman, AK, Lowery, JC, Davis, JA, Wilkins, EG. Survey Assessment of Physical Function Following Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2008, 121:1108-1115.

24. Atisha, D, Alderman, AK, Wilkins, EG. The Impact of Obesity on Patients’ Satisfaction with Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2008, 121:1893-1899

25. Atisha, D, Alderman, AK, Lowery, JC, Kuhn, LE, Davis, J, Wilkins, EG. Prospective analysis of long-term psychosocial outcomes in breast reconstruction: two-year postoperative results from the Michigan breast reconstruction outcomes study. Annals of Surgery, 2008, 247: 1019-1028.

26. Waljee, FJ, Hu, ES, Ubel, PA, Smith, D, Newman, LA, Alderman, AK. The effect of aesthetic outcome following breast conserving surgery on psychosocial functioning and quality of life. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2008, 26:3331-3337.

27. Waljee, JF, Hu, ES, Newman, LA, Alderman, AK. Correlates of patient satisfaction and provider trust after breast conserving surgery. Cancer, 2008,112:1679-1687.

28. Waljee, JF, Hu, ES, Newman, LA, Alderman, AK. Predictors of Re-excision Among Women Undergoing Breast Conserving Surgery for Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2008, 15:1297-1303.

29. Hawley, ST, Janz, NK, Hamilton, A, Griggs, J, Alderman, A, Mujahid, M, Katz, SJ. Latina patient perspectives about informed treatment decision making for breast cancer. Patient Education and Counseling, 2008,73:363-370.

30. Alderman, AK, Nair, N, Storey, A, Chung, KC. Financial impact of breast reconstruction on an academic surgical practice. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2009, 123:1408–1413.

31. Alderman, AK, Chung, KC. Discussion: A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures after Facial Cosmetic Surgery and/or Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2009, 123:1828-9.

32. Hu, E, Pusic, A, Waljee, J, Kuhn, L, Hawley, S, Wilkins, E, Alderman, AK. Patient-reported aesthetic satisfaction with breast reconstruction during the long-term survivorship period. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2009, 124:1-8.

33. Brown, JK, Campbell, BT, Drongowski, RA, Alderman, AK, Geiger, JD, Teitelbaum, DH, Quinn, J, Coran, AG, Hirschel, RB. A prospective, randomized comparison of skin adhesive and subcuticular suture for closure of pediatric hernia incisions: cost and cosmetic considerations. J Pediatric Surgery, 2009, 44:1418-22.

34. Atisha, D, Alderman, AK. A systematic review of abdominal wall function following abdominal flaps for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2009, 2:222-30.

35. Oppenheimer, AJ, Pannucci, CJ, Alderman, AK. Management of axillary dermatolipodystrophy following massive reduction mammoplasty. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2008, 62:364

36. Atisha DM, Alderman, AK, Janiga, T, Wilkins, EG. The Efficacy of the Surgical Delay Procedure in Pedicle TRAM Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2009, 63:383-8.

37. Streu, R, Chung, KC, Alderman, AK. Plastic surgery and palliative care: understanding the importance of reconstructive surgery on quality of life. Progress in Palliative Care, 2009, 17:245-249.

38. Alderman, AK, Hawley, ST, Janz, NK, Mujahid, MS, Morrow, M, Hamilton, AS, Graph, J, Katz, SJ. Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: results from a population-based study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2009;27:5325-5330

39. Morrow, M, Jagsi, R, Alderman, A, Griggs, J, Hawley, S, Hamilton, A, Graff, J, Katz, SJ. Surgeon Recommendations and Receipt of Mastectomy for Treatment of Breast Cancer. JAMA, 2009;302(14):1551-1556

40. Janz, NK, Mujahid, MS, Hawley, ST, Griggs, JJ, Alderman, AK, Hamilton, AS, Graff, J, Katz, SJ. Racial/ethnic differences in quality of life after diagnosis of breast cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 2009; 3:212-222.

41. Alderman, AK, Chung, KC. Discussion. Sensibility Following Innervated Free TRAM Flap for Breast Reconstruction: Part II. Innervation Improves Patient-Rated Quality of Life. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009; 124:1426-8.

42. Alderman, AK, Collins, ED, Streu, R, Grotting, JC, Sulkin, AL, Neligan, P, Haeck, PC, Gutowski, KA. Benchmarking outcomes in plastic surgery: national complication rates for abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009; 124:2127-33.

43. Janiga, TA, Atisha, D, Lytle, I, Wilkins, EG, Alderman, AK. Ipsilateral
pedicle TRAM flaps for breast reconstruction: are they as safe as
contralateral techniques? Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic
Surgery 2010; 63:322-326.

44. Alderman, AK, Collins, ED, Schott, A, Hughes, ME, Ottesen, RA, Theriault,
R, Wong, Y, Weeks, JC, Niland, JC, Edge, SB. The Impact of Breast Reconstruction on the Delivery of Chemotherapy. Cancer, 2010; 116: 1791-1800.

45. Nair, N, Atisha, D, Streu, R, Diehl, K, Pearlman, M, Collins, D, Alderman, AK. An innovative approach to the preliminary surgical delay procedure for the pedicle TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2010; 125: 173e-174e [Epub ahead of print]

46. Alderman, A, Jagsi, R. Discussion: Immediate Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction followed by Radiotherapy: Risk Factors for Complications. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 2010; 121:635-7.

47. Streu, R, Hawley, S, Gay, A, Salem, B, Abrahamse, P, Alderman, AK. Satisfaction with Career Choice among U.S. Plastic Surgeons: Results from a National Survey. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2010; 126:636-42.

48. Katz, SJ, Hawley, ST, Abrahamse, P, Morrow, M, Friese, CR, Alderman, AK, Griggs, JJ, Hamilton, AS, Graff, JJ, Hofer, TP. Does It Matter Where You Go for Breast Surgery?: Attending Surgeon’s Influence on Variation in Receipt of Mastectomy for Breast Cancer. Medical Care, 2010;48:892-9.

49. Alderman, A, Bynum, J, Sutherland, J, Collins, ED, Birkmeyer, N,Birkmeyer,J. Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer Care among the Elderly in the United States. Cancer, 2011;117:698-704

50. Alderman, A, Salem, B. Survey Research. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2010;126:1381-9.

51. McCarthey, CM, Klassen, AF, Cano, SJ, Scott, A, Vanlaeken, N, Lennox, PA, Alderman, AK, Mehrara, BJ, Disa, JJ, Cordeiro, PG, Pusic, AL. Patient Satisfaction with Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction: A Comparison of Saline and Silicone Implants. Cancer, 2010;116:5584-91.

52. Streu, R, McGrath, MH, Gay, A, Salem, B, Abrahamse, P, Alderman, A. Plastic Surgeons’ Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance: Results from a National Survey. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011:1713-9.

53. Alderman, AK, Hawley, ST, Morrow, M, Salem, B, Gay, A, Hamilton, A, Graff, JJ, Steven, K. Receipt of Delayed Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy: Do Women Revisit the Decision? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2011;18(6):1748-56.

54. Alderman, AK, Atisha, D, Streu, R, Salem, B, Gay, A, Abrahamse, P, Hawley, ST. Patterns and Correlates of Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction by U.S. Plastic Surgeons: Results from a National Survey. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011;127:1796-803.

55. Waljee, JF, Ubel, PA, Atisha, D, Hu, ES, Alderman, AK. The Choice for Breast Cancer Surgery: Can Women Accurately Predict Post-Operative Quality of Life and Disease-Related Stigma? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2011;18:2477-82.

56. Alderman, AK, Kulkarni, A. Discussion: Increasing Age Impairs Outcomes in Breast Reduction Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011;128:1188-90.

57. Alderman, AK, Atisha, D, Streu, R, Salem, B, Gay, A, Abrahamse, P, Hawley, ST. Patterns and Correlates of Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction by U.S. Plastic Surgeons: Results from a National Survey. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011; 127:1796-803.

58. Janz, N, Hawley, ST, Mujahid, M, Griggs, JJ. Alderman, AK, Hamilton, A, Graff, JJ, Jagsi, R, Katz, SJ. Correlates of Worry about Recurrence in a Multi-Ethnic Population-Based Sample of Women with Breast Cancer. Cancer, 2011; 117:1827-36.

59. Alderman, AK. Discussion: Post Mastectomy Breast Reduction in the Irradiated Breast: A Comparative Study of the DIEP and Latissimus Dorsi Flap Outcome. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: 130: 21-22, 2012.

60. Kulkarni, A, Katz, S, Hamilton, A, Graff, J, Alderman, A. Patterns of Use and Surgical Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction among Obese Patients: Results from a Population-Based Study. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: 130: 263-70, 2012.

61. Pannucci CJ, Alderman AK, Brown SL, Wakefield TW, Wilkins EG. The effect of abdominal wall plication on intra-abdominal pressure and lower extremity venous flow: a case report. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: 65(3):392-4, 2012.

62. Murphy, RX,Jr, Alderman, AK, Gutowski, K, Kerrigan, C, Rosolowski, K, Schechter, L, Schmitz, D, Wilkins, E. Evidence-Based Practices for Thromboembolism Prevention: Summary of the ASPS Venous Thromboembolism Task Force Report. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: 130: 168e-175e, 2012.

63. Alderman, AK. Discussion: A Multi-Institutional Perspective of Complication Rates for Elective Non-Reconstructive Breast Surgery: An Analysis of NSQIP Data from 2006 to 2010, Aesthetic Surgery Journal: 33(3): 387-388, 2013.

64. Rubin, L, Chavez, J, Alderman, A, Pusic, AL. “Use what God has given me”: Difference and disparity in breast reconstruction. Psychology and Health, Epub 2013/04/06.

65. Alderman, AK, Chung, KC. Discussion: Discussion: The Quality of Life Outcomes between Mastectomy Alone and Breast Reconstruction. Comparison of Patient-Reported Breast-Q and other Health-Related QoL Measures, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:132(2):210e-1e, 2013.

66. Alderman, AK, Kalliainen, L. Discussion: Comparative Analysis of 18-Month Outcomes and Costs of Breast Reconstruction Flap Procedures. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in press.

67. Alderman, AK et al. ASPS Clinical Practice Guideline Summary on Breast Reconstruction with Expanders and Implants. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in press

68. Albornoz, C., Matros, E., McCarthy, CM, Klassen, A, Cano, SJ, Alderman, AK, VanLeaken, N, Lennox, P, Macadam, S, Disa, JJ, Mehrara, Bj, Cordeiro, PG, Pusic, AL. Implant Breast Reconstruction and Radiation: A Multicenter Analysis of Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life and Satisfaction. Annals of Surgical Oncology in press.

69. Alderman, AK, Bauer, J, Fardo, D, Abrahamse, P, Pusic, A. Understanding the Impact of Breast Augmentation on Quality of Life: Prospective Analysis Using the BREAST-Q. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 133(4):787-795, April 2014.

70. Giladi, AM, Brown, DL, Alderman, AK. Shared Medical Appointments for Pre-Operative Evaluation of Symptomatic Macromastia. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in press 134(6): 1108-1115, December 2014.

71. Kassen, AF, Cano, SJ, Alderman, AK, et al. The BODY-Q: A Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Weight Loss and Body Contouring Treatments. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open: 4(4):e679, April 2016.

72. Alderman, AK. Discussion: Distance to a Plastic Surgeon and Type of Insurance Plan are Independently Predictive of Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 138(2):212e-214e, August 2016.

73. Alderman, AK, Pusic, AP, Murphy, DK. Prospective Analysis of Primary Breast Augmentation on Body Image Using the BREAST-Q: Results from a Nationwide Study. Plastic and Reconstrustive Surgery. 137(6)954e-960e, June 2016.

74. Alderman, AK. Discussion: A Qualitative Study of Breast Reconstruction Decision-Making Among Asian Immigrant Women Living in the United States. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 139(2):369e-370e, February 2017.

75. Berlin, N, Wilkins, E, Alderman, A. The 20th Anniversary of the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act – Addressing Continued Disparities in Access to Breast Reconstruction. Jama in press

1. Alderman, AK. Body contouring. In The Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery. Ed Brown & Borschel, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 2004.

2. Wilkins, EG, Alderman, AK. Breast Reconstruction Practices in North America: Current Trends and Future Priorities. Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2004, 18:149-155.

3. Hu, E, Alderman, AK. Breast Reconstruction. Surgical Clinics of North America, 2007, 87: 453-467.

4. Alderman, AK. Breast Reconstruction General Principles. In Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice. Ed: Guyeron, Eriksson, Persing, Chung, Disa, Gosain, Kinney, Rubin, Elsevier, 2008.

5. Alderman, AK, Chung, KC. Measuring Outcomes in Hand Surgery. Surgical Clinics of North America, 2008, 35(2): 239-250.

6. Alderman, AK, Streu, R, Wilkins, EG. The Epidemiology of Breast Reconstruction in North America. In Breast Surgical Oncology, 2010.

7. Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC. Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery. In Plastic Surgery \1st Edition

8. Waljee JF, Alderman AK. Breast Reconstruction. In: Clinical Scenarios in General Surgery. Editors: Dimick JB, Sonnenday CJ. 2011

9. Alderman, AK, Chung, KC. Outcomes for Surgical Guidance in Plastic Surgery: Measuring Outcomes in Aesthetic Surgery. Clinics in of Plastic Surgery, 2013:297-304.

10. Kulkarni, A, Alderman, AK, Pusic, A. Nipple Areolar Reconstruction. Operative Techniques in Surgery, vol 2 part 5.

11. Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC. Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery. In Plastic Surgery 4th Edition

12. Pannucci, C, Alderman, AK. Venous Thromboembolism and the Aesthetic Surgery Patient. Essentials of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

1. Alderman, AK. Video discussion: “Comprehensive Outcome and Cost Analysis of Free Tissue Transfer for Breast Reconstruction: An Experience with 1303 Flaps” by Fischer, JP, Sieber, B, Nelson, JA, et al. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 131 (2):195-203:2013.

2. Alderman, AK. Video discussion: “Differences in the Reporting of Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities among Three Large National Databases for Breast Reconstruction” by Lin et al. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2017.

Dr. Alderman's Instructional Courses at Plastic Surgery Meetings

1. Alderman, A., Hall-Findlay, B. Breast Augmentation: Overview and Pearls for Practice. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct 2013.

2. Alderman, A., Hall-Findlay, B. Breast Augmentation: Overview & Pearls for Practice. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct 2014.

3. Alderman, A., Hall-Findlay, B. Breast Augmentation: Analysis & Outcomes. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct 2014.

4. Alderman, A., Gutowski, K, Schwartz, M. Breast Augmentation: Analysis, Execution and Outcomes. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Sept 2016.

5. Alderman, A. Live surgery telecast: Breast Augmentation. SESPRS 2017 Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium, January 20-22, 2017 Atlanta, GA