Alvin Su, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wilmington, DE, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children


Orthopaedic Surgery Wilmington, DE

Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedics

Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University; Attending Surgeon, Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children

Dr. Su is on Doximity

As a Doximity member you'll join over a million verified healthcare professionals in a private, secure network.

  • Connect with other colleagues in the same hospital or clinic
  • Search all U.S. specialist profiles and refer a patient
  • Read the latest clinical news and earn CME/CEU credits

See Dr. Su's full profile

Already have an account?

  • Office

    Nemours duPont Hospital for Children, Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery
    1600 Rockland Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    Phone(302) 651-6521
  • Is this information wrong?


  • Dr. Alvin Su is a fellowship trained sports medicine surgeon and pediatric orthopedic surgeon; a scientist passionate about translational orthopedic research. His clinical & surgical expertise includes arthroscopy of the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow; ACL/other ligamentous reconstructions, cartilage repair; surgical management of OCD (OsteoChondritis Dissecans), hip impingement syndrome including labral repair, shoulder, elbow, patella and ankle instability, and pediatric fractures. He also has particular interests in martial arts motion analysis and injury prevention & treatment. His ultimate career goal is to promote the physical and mental health of the youth, by synergizing the merits that he learned from the East and the West -- as an academic orthopedic surgeon, a father of two young children, a Taiwanese native and an amateur martial artist.

Skills & Expertise

  • Osteochondritis dissecans, Ankle instability, Sports medicine, Knee arthroscopy, Pediatric fracture management, Ankle arthroscopy, Anterior cruciate ligament injury, Pediatric sports medicine, Posterior cruciate ligament injury, Pediatric orthopaedics, Osteochondral fractures, Cartilage restoration, Elbow arthroscopy, Shoulder stabilization, Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction, Knee instability, Arthroscopy, Patellar instability, Hip arhtroscopy, Osteochondral autograft transport system, Shoulder arthoscopy

Education & Training

  • University of Connecticut
    University of ConnecticutFellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics, 2017 - 2018
  • Washington University
    Washington UniversityFellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2016 - 2017
  • University of Pennsylvania
    University of PennsylvaniaFellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2015 - 2016
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationFellowship, Clinical Research in Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2014 - 2015
  • University of California - San DiegoPhD, Materials Science & Engineering, 2011 - 2014
  • National Yang Ming University Medical College
    National Yang Ming University Medical CollegeClass of 2004, MD

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2017 - 2018
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2016 - 2018
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License Active through 2023
  • DE State Medical License
    DE State Medical License Active through 2021
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License Active through 2021
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License Active through 2022

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • ON (Orthoregeneration Network) / AOSSM Education Grant AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine), 2019
  • Nemours Press Graney Award (99% patient satisfaction) Nemours duPont Hospital for Children, 2019
  • POSNA & AAOS Scholarship for the 14th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) POSNA (Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America), 2017
  • Join now to see all

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Operative versus non-operative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures: a pilot economic decision analysis  
    1. Su AW, Bogunovic L, Johnson J, Klein S, Matava MJ, McCormick J, Smith MV, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Orthop J Sports Med, 2020

Grant Support

  • Provost’s Research GrantWest Chester UniversityPresent


  • Committee Member, POSNA Research Committee 2019 - Present
  • Principle Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Reviewer, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Reviewer, International Orthopaedics

Research History

  • Clinical Researcharticular cartilage repair, clinical/surgical outcome investigation, medical economics modeling, radiation safety in orthopedic surgery, martial arts
  • Translational ResearchBiomechanics of Osteochondral Graft Insertion: Cartilage Damage and Protection Strategies (Translational research model on bone & cartilage defect repair/restoration in orthopaedic surgery)

Professional Memberships

  • Member
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America - POSNA
  • Orthopaedic Research Society - ORS
  • Taiwan Medical Association
  • Taiwan Orthopedic Association
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - ISAKOS

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese

Hospital Affiliations