UNC Orthopaedics
UNC Orthopaedics (Chapel Hill-Carolina Pointe II)
6011 Farrington Road
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
On Public Transportation
Handicap Accessible
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About R. Alexander Creighton, MD
Specialties and Subspecialties
Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery Shoulder and Elbow Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Procedures and Research
Shoulder: Shoulder Arthroplasty Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Hemiarthroplasty Arthroplasty for fracture Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, including Superior Capsular Reconstruction Arthroscopic Instability Surgery Shoulder Arthroscopy Latarjet/Coracoid transfer surgery for shoulder instability Open reduction and Internal fixation of fracture of shoulder girdle AC separation surgery Shoulder Fusion Knee: Knee Arthroscopy ACL surgery Multiligament knee surgery and knee dislocation surgery Arthroscopic meniscus surgery and meniscus transplants Arthroscopic treatment of cartilage disorders including drilling, Cartilage transfers, and Cartilage transplants Patellofemoral disorder surgeries Patella instability surgery including distal realignment and MPFL reconstruction Elbow: Elbow Arthroscopy Distal biceps tendon repair Triceps tendon repair Ulnar Collateral ligament reconstruction
Provider Details
Provider Type | Clinician, Researcher
Gender | Male
UNC Hospitals
Departments and Divisions
Department of Orthopaedics
I am a native of Haddonfield, NJ and have been the team physician for the Tar Heels for the past 13 years. While earning my undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary, I was a member of the Tribe baseball team and was all-conference third basemen my junior and senior seasons. While completing a sports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, I helped take care of the Chicago White Sox baseball team, Chicago Rush arena football team and the Chicago Steel hockey team.
Education and Experience
Medical School
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998
Honors: Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1998 - 1999
Area: General Surgery
University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1999 - 2003
Area: Orthopaedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center, 2003 - 2004
Area: Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified, 2006
Orthopaedic Surgery-Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Board Certified, 2010
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