About Dr. Albert Aboulafia

Dr Aboulafia

Director, Division of Orthopedic Oncology

The Comprehensive Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program
The Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Assistant Clinical Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
University of Maryland, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baltimore

Dr. Aboulafia believes in a patient-physician relationship based on honesty and sharing of information. He is committed to always telling the patient the truth and sharing information openly. Dr. Aboulafia believes it's not only important to tell patients what he knows but also of what he may not be certain. He encourages patients to take an active role in their care by providing education, resources and guidance regarding their condition and various treatment options, so the patient and family can make the best decision for themselves.

Medical Education
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Postgraduate Training
General Surgery Internship, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California, Medical Center, Los Angeles
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California, Medical Center, Los Angeles

Orthopedic Oncology, National Institutes of Health, Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Medical Center

Graduate Education
Masters in Business Administration, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (Past President)
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedic Association
International Society of Limb Sparing Surgery
Connective Tissue Oncology Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Baltimore City Medical Society (President)

US News and World Report Top Doctor 2011, top 1 percent in the nation in his specialty
Baltimore Magazine Best Doctor 2010, 2011
Inaugural recipient Achievement Award 2010, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Certificate of Appreciation and Medal presented by The Maryland Board of Physicians, the Governor and the Secretary of Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for Services in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Dr. Aboulafia is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in clinical and research aspects of the care and treatment of adult and pediatric patients with benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors. As a surgeon treating patients, he continues to be active in academics, publications, editorial boards, research, teaching, and national and international speaking engagements, and he serves in various national leadership positions within the field of orthopedic oncology. Dr. Aboulafia especially values the role of collaboration in order to optimize the care of patients. He strives to remain at the forefront in providing the best care possible to patients through continued education, leadership and collaboration.

Speakers Bureau
Dr. Aboulafia is available to provide Grand Round presentations and lectures for CME (Continuing Medical Education) credit at other community-based hospitals and health care facilities throughout the region. Visit the Lapidus Cancer Institute Speakers’ Bureau to submit a request.

Contact Information for Dr. Albert Aboulafia:

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute
2401 W. Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215

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