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Carlos M. Alvarado, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Practice Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Replacement
Medical Education
University of Michigan Medical School
Hospital For Joint Diseases - NYU
Brigham and Womens Hosp Inc - Boston
Main Location
Montefiore at 1250 Waters Place
1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461-2720
Phone: (718) 920-2060
Fax: (347) 577-4451
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Academic Title
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Administrative Title
Director, Robotic Joint Replacement Program; Attending Physician, Joint Replacement
Clinical Focus

Minimally invasive anterior approach total hip replacement, robotic assisted hip and knee replacement, custom made hip and knee replacement, complex revision and post traumatic hip and knee reconstruction

Research Focus

Patient outcomes studies in revision and conversion total joint replacement. Technology in hip and knee replacement including robotic surgery and custom made implants. Cost containment in hip and knee reconstruction


Decreasing total joint implant costs and physician specific cost variation through negotiation. 
Bosco JA, Alvarado CM, Slover JD, Iorio R, Hutzler LH.J Arthroplasty. 2014 Apr;29(4):678-80. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.09.016. Epub 2013 Oct 14.PMID: 24134928 

Outcomes of total hip arthroplasty in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients. 
Snir N, Wolfson TS, Schwarzkopf R, Swensen S, Alvarado CM, Hamula M, Dayan AJ.J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jan;29(1):157-61. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.04.023. Epub 2013 May 15.PMID: 23683515 

Shared Decision Making in Total Joint Replacement. 
Slover J, Alvarado C, Nelson C.JBJS Rev. 2014 Mar 4;2(3):01874474-201403000-00004. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.M.00044.PMID: 27490756 

View Dr. Alvarado's publications on PubMed

Physician of the Year Baptist Health Medical Group (2016)

Ralph Luskin, M.D. Senior Resident Teaching Award (2013)

AOA Emerging Leaders Forum (2012)

Executive Chief Resident Award NYULMC Hospital For Joint Diseases (2012)


Carlos M. Alvarado, MD is an attending physician in orthopedic surgery and Assistant Professor at Montefiore-Einstein. Dr. Alvarado’s clinical focus is on hip and knee replacement, including robotic-assisted procedures, custom-made implants, post-traumatic reconstruction and minimally invasive anterior approach total hip replacement.

After earning his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry from the University of Chicago in 2003, Dr. Alvarado attended University of Michigan Medical School. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2008. He started his postgraduate training at New York University Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, completing a general surgery internship in 2009 and a four-year orthopedic surgery residency in 2013. He then went to Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School for a total joint replacement/adult reconstruction fellowship.

Dr. Alvarado’s research investigates patient outcomes in revision and conversion total joint replacement as well as technology in hip and knee replacement including robotic surgery and custom-made implants and cost containment in hip and knee reconstruction. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and shared at annual meetings and conferences.

Dr. Alvarado is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Carlos M. Alvarado, MD, Director, Robotic Joint Replacement Program; Attending Physician, Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement