Current Appointment

Fellowship-trained, Board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Baptist Health Medical Group

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine


Total Joint Replacement, Revision Replacement, Hip Arthroscopy

Alexander van der Ven, M.D., is a fellowship-trained, Board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement, revision replacement and reconstruction of the hip and knee, and hip arthroscopy. Before joining Baptist Health Medical Group and the Doctors Hospital Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. van der Ven completed the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in Orthopedic Adult Reconstruction at New England Baptist Hospital, and served as a clinical instructor in orthopedic surgery at Tufts University.

A Massachusetts native, Dr. van der Ven earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his medical degree and MBA in healthcare management from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed several research projects at the Massachusetts General Hospital Bioengineering Laboratory in knee reconstruction, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. Dr. van der Ven completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. During residency, he also served as a team physician for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools sport programs.

His clinical interests include degenerative, congenital and inflammatory disorders of the hip and knee, with a focus on less invasive techniques, arthroplasty longevity and early rehabilitation. He also specializes in the early treatment of hip disorders with minimally invasive techniques such as hip arthroscopy. Dr. van der Ven has published articles in several peer-reviewed medical journals and has lectured nationally. He is currently a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

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