Alexandre Arkader, MD is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and faculty surgeon at the division of Orthopedic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Arkader is one of hand-full orthopedic surgeons in the country with formal training in both Pediatric Orthopedics (fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) and Orthopedic Oncology (fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC). He also has a special interest in complex trauma and limb deformities, and specializes in external fixation methods and other minimally invasive techniques for limb preservation and equalization benefiting growing children. Dr. Arkader has made significant contributions to the pediatric orthopedic literature in the fields of oncology and trauma. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and has been a national authority behind the main textbook chapters on pediatric musculoskeletal tumors. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Arkader has lectured in several countries throughout South America and has been leading the combined POSNA-SLAOTI efforts for the development and improvement of Pediatric Orthopedics in that continent.