Alvin Weii Su, MD, PhD

Orthopedics

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

Dr. Alvin Su, Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics. He’s authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, is a principle reviewer for the top-ranked American Journal of Sports Medicine, member of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine & Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

Why I Treat Children

I love to help kids do what they enjoy, and help their childhood memories be as splendid as they can be. Being a father of two young children myself, kids’ smiles and laughter are always the light of my life. 

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about all aspects of pediatric sports medicine, with an emphasis on the prevention and treatment of injuries in young patients. As a surgeon, I strongly believe that surgery is only necessary after all non-surgical options have been maximized.  Some of my specific areas of interest are: sports injury care sports surgery ACL reconstruction cartilage restoration hip arthroscopy knee arthroscopy shoulder arthroscopy elbow arthroscopy osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) fracture care

How I Try to Make A Difference

I try to make a difference by promoting the physical and mental health of young patients, by synergizing the merits from the East and the West — as an academic orthopedic surgeon, a father of two young children and an amateur martial artist.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery - The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2018
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine - Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, 2016

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery - Taipei Veteran's General Hospital, 2010

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - National Yang-Ming University, 2004
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of California, San Diego, 2014

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 Travel Grants for Orthopedic Research Translation, from ORS (Orthopaedic Research Society) and OREF (Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation)

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas DE - PENNSYLVANIA SPECIALISTS ONLY
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • IBC Amerihealth Keystone HMO/PPO [Delaware Locations]
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO NJ
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Fracture Management
  • Hip Conditions
  • Knee Conditions
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Sports Medicine

Research Activities

Dr. Su’s research interests include:

  • Articular cartilage repair & restoration
  • Population-based clinical outcome investigation
  • Medical economics modeling
  • Translational research in biomechanics 
  • Mechanobiology of cartilage impact injury
  • Martial arts injury and analysis
     

He had rigorous basic science and translational research training at the University of California - San Diego, where he earned his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering. He also had a thorough clinical research experience, including a year of research fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. He is a principle reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the leading orthopedic sports medicine journal in the country, and has a particular interest in martial arts and their related injuries. 
 

See Dr. Su’s selected publications and academic profiles here.

  • Su, A. W., Bogunovic, L., Johnson, J., Klein, S., Matava, M. J., McCormick, J., & Brophy, R. H. (2020). Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Pilot Economic Decision Analysis. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 8(3). doi:10.1177/2325967120909918

  • Su, A. W., & Lee, M. C. (2020). The Cost and Educational Experience of Treating Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: A Pilot Analysis on Standardizing Surgical Care. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Global Research and Reviews, 4(6). doi:10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00063

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