Dr. Dirk H Alander MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dirk Alander is an orthopedic surgeon in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mercy Hospital St. Louis and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine and has been in practice for 23 years. Dr. Alander accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 42 doctors at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and one of 15 at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests: Trauma, Spine, Minimally invasive surgery, Thoracic, Spinal surgery, Minimally Invasive spine surgery

Education & Medical Training

SpeCenterum Health - Blodgett Campus
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1985 - 1990

Southern Illinois University
Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, 1992 - 1993

Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus
Internship, Transitional Year, 1984 - 1985

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Class of 1984

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 22 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified 15 years in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

MI State Medical License
Active through 2013

MO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

A granulomatous mass surrounding a Maverick total disc replacement causing iliac vein occlusion and spinal stenosis: a case report.
Berry, M.R., Peterson, B.G., Alander, D.H.

Comparative reliability of 3 thoracolumbar fracture classification systems.
Lenarz, C.J., Place, H.M., Lenke, L.G., Alander, D.H., Oliver, D.

An in vitro biomechanical investigation: variable positioning of leopard carbon fiber interbody cages.
Quigley, K.J., Alander, D.H., Bledsoe, J.G.

See all 12 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Select
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Healthfirst New York
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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