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Dr. Grant Seiden Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Grant Seiden

Dr. Grant Seiden specializes in surgery of the arm, elbow, forearm and hand. In addition to completing his orthopedic surgery training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, he completed an additional year of training in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center. His research in tendon, nerve, and muscle surgery has been published by the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Seiden’s passion for learning and implementing state of the art techniques and technology coupled with his surgical expertise offers the most innovative solutions to his patients.

Dr. Seiden practices orthopedic surgery with the goal of increasing his patients’ enjoyment and comfort in life. He works with patients through the recovery process to ensure optimal results as they return to both work and play. When not working, he enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.

Education/Training

  • August 2015 - July 2016
    The Philadelphia Hand Center. Philadelphia, PA
    Hand Surgery Fellowship
  • June 2010 - July 2015
    Tufts Medical Center. Boston, MA
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • September 2006 - June 2010
    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. La Jolla, CA Medical Doctor
  • September 2002 - June 2005
    University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA
    Bachelor of Science, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology
  • September 1998 - June 2002
    Culver City High School. Culver City, CA

Examinations

07.09.15 ABOS Part 1: Pass, 97th percentile

Orthopaedic In Training Examination, (PGY percentiles)
PGYI: 91st, PGY2: 82nd PGY3: 82nd PGY4: 97th, PGY5: 94th

06.17.08 USMLE Step 1: Pass, 256
07.24.09 USMLE Step 2 CK: Pass, 254
07.16.09 USMLE Step 2 CS: Pass
04.14.11 USMLE Step 3: Pass, 221
Medical College Admissions Test: 38Q

Research In Progress

  • Seiden GG, Gaspar MP, Jacoby SM, Osterman AL. Risk Factors Influencing Success of Anterior Transposition for Idiopathic Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Project design and data collection.
  • Seiden GG, Eng CM, Abrams GD, Mathewson MA, Gokhin DS, Fakhour N, Lieber R, Taylor AB, Ward SR. Glenohumeral and Scapulothoracic Muscle Architecture in Middle Aged and Elderly Individuals. Manuscript in prepared for submission to Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Altobelli GG, Ruchelsman DE, Belsky MR, Graham T, Asnis P, Leibman MI Adductor Pollicis Jamming Injuries in the Professional Baseball Player: 2 Case Reports. Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 June;38(6):1181-4.
  • Altobelli GG, Coneely S, Haufler C, Walsh M, Ruchelsman DE. Outcomes of Zone IV/V and TI to TIV Extensor Tendon Repairs Using the Running Interlocking Horizontal Mattress Technique. Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 June;38(6):1079-83.
  • Nagda SH, Altobelli GG, Brewster C, Bowdry K, Lombardo S. Cost Analysis of Outpatient ACL Reconstruction. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May;468(5):1418-22.
  • Herbenick, MA, King, JS, Altobelli, GG, Nguyen, B, Podesta, L. Injury Patterns in Professional Arena Football. Am J Sports Med 2008 Jan;36(1):91-8.
  • Altobelli, GG, Kudo T, Haas BT, Chandra FA, Moy JL, Ahn SS. Thoracic outlet syndrome: Pattern of clinical success after operative decompression. J Vase Surg 2005 July;42(1):122-8.

Presentations and Posters

  • Hoyer R, Altobelli GG, Cassidy C. Extensor Tendon Injury During Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures: A Cadaver Study.
    Podium, Presenter, New England Hand Society 41st Annual Meeting, Sturbridge, MA, December 2013.
  • Altobelli GG, Ruchelsman DE, Belsky M, Graham T, Asnis P, Leibman M. Adductor Pollicis Injuries in the Professional Baseball Player: The "Jammed Thumb."
    • Poster, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Research Day, November 2013.
    • Podium, Presenter, 24th Annual Richard J. Smith Day Lectureship, Boston, MA, May 2013.
  • Altobelli GG, Coneely S, Haufler C, Walsh M, Ruchelsman DE. Outcomes of Zone IV/V and TI to TIV Extensor Tendon Repairs Using the Running Interlocking Horizontal Mattress Technique.
    • Podium, Presenter, "Tibby Days," Boston, June 2015
    • Poster, Presenter, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Research Day, November 2013.
    • Podium, Presenter, 24th Annual Richard J. Smith Day Lectureship, Boston, MA, May 2013.
    • Podium, Presenter, American Association for Hand Surgery, Naples, FL, January 2013.
  • Zannikos S, Smith HE, Kim DH, Carkner EC, Parazin SJ, Hansen L, Altobelli GG. Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion: an analysis of uniplate vs. other plate fixation.
    - Podium, New England Baptist Research Symposium; Boston, MA. June 2012.
  • Altobelli GG, Eng CM, Gokhin DS, Taylor AB, Lieber R, Ward SR. Glenohumeral Muscle Architecture Differs in Middle-Aged and Elderly Individuals
    - Poster, Presenter, Orthopedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2008.
    - Podium, Presenter, Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA, February, 2008. Winner Subspecialty Research Award
    Poster, Presenter, UCSD NIH Summer Research Poster Presentations, La Jolla, CA, November 2007.
  • Altobelli GG, Eng CM, Gokhin DS, Taylor AB, Lieber R, Ward SR. Scapulothoracic and Glenohumeral Muscle Architecture in Middle-Aged Individuals
    - Poster, Presenter, Orthopedic Research Society, San Francisco, March 2008.
  • Nagda SH, Altobelli G, Brewster C, Bowdry K, Lombardo S. Cost Analysis of Outpatient ACL Reconstruction
    - Poster, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February, 2007.
    Podium, 20th Annual Kerlan Jobe Alumni Fellows Research Conference, Hershey, PA, July 2006.
  • Herbenick MA, Altobelli GG, Mohr K, Aguinaldo A, Limpisvasti 0, El Attrache N. KJOC CAP: ACL Injury Prevention Program in Adolescent Female Athletes
    Podium, 20th Annual Kerlan Jobe Alumni Fellows Research Conference, Hershey, PA, July 2006.
  • Kudo T, Haas BT, Altobelli GG, Chandra FA, Kwun WH, Ahn SS. Diagnostic Accuracy of Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Recommended Guideline.
    Podium, Society for Vascular Society, Philadelphia, PA, June 2006.
  • Kudo T, Kao KK, Nelson SD, Reil TD, Moy JL, Altobelli GG, Haas BT, Chandra FA, Ahn SS. Laparoscopic aortic reinforcement and endovascular graft placement in swine.
    - Poster, 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery. Houston, TX; November, 2004.
  • Altobelli GG, Kudo T, Haas BT, Chandra FA, Moy JL, Ahn SS. Thoracic outlet syndrome: Pattern of clinical success after operative decompression
    - Podium, Presenter, Western Vascular Society, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 2004.

Honors and Awards

  • Most Outstanding Resident, Tufts Combined Orthopedic Residency, June 2015
  • Subspecialty Research Award, American Fed. for Med. Research, January 2008
  • NIH Short Term Research Training Grant, June 2007
  • Regent's Scholarship, UCSD School of Medicine, 2006-2010
  • Alumni Scholarship, UCLA Alumni Association, 2002-2005
  • Summa Cum Laude, UCLA, June 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA, June 2005
  • Valedictorian, Culver City High School, June 2002

Positions Held

  • Resident Representative, Executive Education Committee, Tufts-Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency, July 2013 to June 2015
  • Organization of Student Representatives, American Association of Medical Colleges UCSD Class of 2010 Representative, September 2006 to July 2010
  • NIH Summer Research Fellowship, June 2007 to September 2007 UCSD Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Samuel Ward

Professional References

  • Charles Cassidy, MD
    Chair/Program Director, Dept of Orthopaedics
    Tufts Medical Center
    800 Washington Street, Box #306
    Boston, MA 02 11 1
    CCassidy@TuftsMedicalCenter.org
  • A. Lee Osterman
    Hand Surgery Fellowship Director
    The Philadelphia Hand Center
    834 Chestnut Street, Suite G114
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    ALOsterman@Handcenters.com
  • Paul Feldon, MD
    Chair, Hand Division, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Hand Surgical Associates
    125 Parker Hill Ave., Converse 7
    Boston, MA 02120
    PFeldon@.Partners.org
  • Bruce Leslie, MD
    Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates
    2000 Washington Street
    White Building Suite 341
    Newton, MA 02464
    BLeslie@Partners.org
  • Mark Belsky, MD
    Hand Surgery, P.C.
    2000 Washington Street
    Blue Building, Suite 201
    Newton, MA 02462
    MBelsky@Partners.org
  • David Ruchelsman, MD
    Hand Surgery, P.C.
    2000 Washington Street
    Blue Building, Suite 201
    Newton, MA 02462
    DRuchelsman@Partners.org

Dr. Seiden's Reviews

What can I say about this place? First let me say, I'm a nurse so in general I'm highly critical of healthcare offices and also generally non-compliant (what nurse isn't?). But I have to say I have high regards for Dr. Grant Seiden AND his MA.

I'm sure they see hundreds of patients in a week, but I can honestly say that I felt like they remembered me and treated me very professionally.

I had broken my arm while running (no jokes please) over the weekend. I had been splinted, so was in need of follow up. They got me in on a Tuesday almost an hour after I called (was waiting on referral from my PCP). Thankfully, I didn't need surgery, but did need a cast for a few weeks and a reminder not to push myself to do the things I would normally do.

I'm very happy with this office, from the front desk, to x-ray, the ortho tech and the check out. Everyone really treated me like a person and not a number - so valuable in this era of 15 minute slots

~ Dani W ~

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