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COL (Dr.) Joseph Alderete- Orthopedic Surgery in Combat and in Support of Special Operations Forces

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

In this episode COL (Dr.) Joseph “Joe” Alderete discusses a life-changing experience that led him to become a military orthopedic surgeon and how a mentor influenced his decision to train in orthopedic surgical oncology. Find out how special operations and surgical military assets bring lifesaving surgical care near the tip of the spear and unique stories of the resiliency of the human body to survive near fatal injuries in remote locations far from comprehensive medical care. You will also find out how military mentors are able to positively shape a surgeon’s career to train to do the most complex of surgical procedures in surgical oncology. Hear inspiring stories of his longest surgeries which were over 30 hours and the unique bond he shares with those patients.

You won’t want to miss out on this fantastic interview with a seasoned military surgeon and innovative healthcare leader.


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