Leading you through your diagnosis and care to achieve a quick return to a healthy, fulfilled life.
Meet Dr. Alden
Dr. Alden is a leader in the field of primary joint replacement and is active in orthopedic education and research for: anterior hip replacements, hip and knee arthroscopy, PRP injection, infection and wound care.
He is fellowship-trained and board-certified in orthopedic surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive anterior hip replacement, knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgeries, as well as conservative treatment for hip and knee arthritis. He is active in orthopedic education and clinical research and has trained surgeons in novel techniques for primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgeries throughout North America and Europe. Dr. Alden practices with a multi-disciplinary orthopedic group Hinsdale Orthopaedics and draws patients from all over the Chicagoland area.
Dr. Alden understands how chronic hip and knee pain can significantly disrupt an individual’s quality of life, mobility, and participation in recreational activities. He utilizes a comprehensive and collaborative clinical approach dedicated to his patient’s individual goals to achieve a quick return to work, sports, or a healthy, active lifestyle. He values a robust doctor-patient relationship and works closely to ensure his patient’s needs are met along their journey to an enhanced quality of life.
Dr. Kris J. Alden, MD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Reconstruction
708-387-1737 ext) 6020
Lower Extremity Joint Reconstruction - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2007-2008)
Orthopedic Surgery - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2002-2007); Chief Resident (2006-2007)
Medical Degree and PhD:
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Department of Phsiology & Biophysics (1994-2002); Outstanding Thesis Award (2003)
MS, Biology - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1991-1993)
BA, Biology - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1987-1991)
- Greg, Darien IL
Medical Training and Leadership Accomplishments
Dr. Alden was part of the exclusive MD/PhD program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was awarded the Kate and Michael Barany award for research and scholarship.
Following medical school, Dr. Alden trained in all aspects of orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Subsequent to residency, he completed a fellowship sub-specialization in hip and knee reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic where, as a fellow-in-training, he worked with some of the top surgeons in the country.
During his postgraduate work, Dr. Alden was an award-winning researcher. His academic pursuits were published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he has authored multiple book chapters related to orthopaedic surgery. As a practicing surgeon, Dr. Alden has lectured on and trained other surgeons in novel and complex joint reconstruction techniques across North America and Europe.
Areas of Expertise
Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Primary Knee and Hip Replacement
Knee and Hip Revision
Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
Customized Knee Replacement
Dr. Alden was named one of Chicago’s Top Doctors
Dr. Alden was nominated by his peers as being outstanding in his medical specialties. Factors contributing to this nomination include clinical excellence, bedside manner, education and board certification. The list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and was featured in the January 2019 issue of Chicago Magazine.