Meet Our Team


From your first call to ongoing care, Dr. Alden’s team is committed to ensuring patients feel welcomed and heard throughout their journey. We pride ourselves on treating each patient like family to make sure they are comfortable and informed during their treatment and recovery period.


From Left: Rachael Tailpor (Medical Assistant), Judy Morales-Majka (Surgical Coordinator), Samantha Alden (OTC), Dr. Kris Alden, Larry Kocen (Physician Assistant), Molly Akers (Medical Assistant)

Friendly, easy going office where everyone is on a first name basis—including the doc! Of course, that would mean nothing without excellent care, and you get that too. They always have time to sit and listen, and to answer questions. You are treated like you are their most important patient. I am six months post knee replacement, and I am doing very well. My custom-made Swiss knee was expertly made and expertly inserted. I was expertly cared for.
- Healthgrades, January 23, 2019

Larry Kocen, PA-C, Physician Assistant


Lawrence Kocen, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant licensed to practice medicine in the state of Illinois under physician supervision. During a 9-month advanced clinical rotation, his passion for orthopaedics developed as he worked alongside a sports medicine physician. Following these rotations, Larry received his masters in physician assistant studies at Rush University Medical Center, an NCCPA accredited program in Chicago, IL.

Larry joined Hinsdale Orthopaedics in 2017 and works alongside Dr. Alden to provide direct patient care at several clinic locations. His scope of practice includes performing joint injections and other minor procedures, providing pre- and post-operative care, as well as diagnosing and treating several orthopaedic conditions. His clinical interests include knee, hip and shoulder injuries.